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Allison Derenne, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
This young Belgian wants to accelerate the development of new biopharmaceuticals with a proprietary infrared spectrometry technique . By the time she had finished her doctoral thesis in 2013, Allison Derenne had discovered that the pharmaceutical industry, which relies on...

Renato Silvio Mortera, Italy. 2011

Innovator
MISO: creams and ointments with prolonged effect.

Ilana Milkes, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
95% of the students from her digital skills workshops have found work within three months. In a world that relies more and more on technology with each passing day, those who know how to use it hold an important advantage. The problem is...

Catherine de Wolf, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
Urban metabolism to decrease the environmental impact of buildings. Her database measures CO2 emissions stemming from building construction to minimize the carbon footprint. 45% of the gas emissions which...

Héctor Perea, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Creating implants with the patient's own cells. Using magnetic fields and biomaterials to create implants with patient's own cells. Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death...

Alejandro Esperanza, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Democratizing access to international logistics for small and medium-sized enterprises, eliminating the middlemen. After eight years of experience in the naval logistics sector, Alejandro Esperanza knew that there was a problem that was limiting the growth of...

John Muñoz, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Using low-cost brain-to-machine interfaces and specialized video games to compliment traditional rehabilitation techniques. Patients with mobility problems or neurological disorders are not only physically limited in the actions they can perform, but they also need to...

Steven Vercammen, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
His app could reduce the mortality rate of heart attacks by notifying nearby volunteers . Every year approximately 10,000 people in Belgium suffer a heart attack in public, at work or at home. If they do not quickly receive what´s known...

Samuel Sánchez , Spain. 2014

Innovator
The evolution of nano and tubular microrobots . His micro and nanotubular robots may carry drugs into cancer cells, decontaminate water or treat male infertility. It is any doctor's dream...

Isabel Medem, Peru. 2014

Innovator
Launched a system of dry bathrooms that recycle human feces to produce compost . In Peru, more than nine million people lack adequate sanitation systems in their households. Medem founded X-runner in 2011, a company that sells...

Thomas Samuel, France. 2014

Innovator
Solar lighting systems for poor regions. A durable and hard-wearing solar system to produce electricity in developing regions Seeing the world through a humanitarian program is...

Melanie Valencia, Ecuador. 2016

Innovator
A single fungus is her weapon against two problems: deforestation and the emissions generated by decomposing organic waste. The Ecuadorian Melanie Valencia has been named as one of MIT Technology Review, Spanish Edition´s Innovators Under 35 Ecuador 2016 thanks to his...

David Cohen-Tanugi, France. 2015

Innovator
A desalinization membrane made out of graphene. 1,200 million people live in areas where water is a scarce resource, according to a 2007 UN report. The most affected areas are also some of the...

David Schlesinger, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has created a computer program to improve the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. There are about 7,000 rare diseases (those with low incidence rates among the population) of which about 80% have a genetic origin. According to...

Ariel Amato, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a multipurpose platform for solving digital work by using collective intelligence in a crowdfunding scheme. Despite major advances in artificial intelligence, pattern recognition of bosses or language processing, there are still many tasks like managing...

Jordi Muñoz, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Open source technology for low-cost aerial robots. A 21-year-old Mexican faces another tedious day of confinement in his apartment in Riverside, California, waiting to obtain a Green Card, the...

Eduardo Castro, Chile. 2016

Innovator
There isn´t a pathogen alive capable of eluding diagnosis, thanks to his software based on genetic sequencing. Pinpointing the precise identity of the pathogen responsible for an illness can mark the difference between locating an effective cure and the...

Nuria Rodríguez, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Capturing CO2 efficiently and economically. Capturing CO2 in an efficient and economical manner. At a time when mankind faces the great challenge to find a clean and effective energy...

Monica Gori , Italy. 2012

Innovator
Study and recovery of sensory disabilities in the early years of life.

Elena de Benavides, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Treatment with mixed health system for venous diseases. Mixed health systems for the treatment of venous diseases. Despite medical advances in the last two decades, the impact on public health of...

Elena Soaje, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Her educational drone, constructed with Legos and operated via Smartphone, aims to stimulate the scientific vocation of children . For six years the young Elena Soaje worked as a financial manager for a company that coordinates several make-up companies in Guadalajara (Mexico...

Alberto Ferrari, Italy. 2014

Innovator
ABF system for Parkinson's disease. A tutoring and monitoring system for Parkinson-affected patients Parkinson's disease is certainly one of the most common degenerative diseases...

Marcelo Cicconet, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Developed an application to facilitate the music education and a new musical instrument. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

Francisco Palao, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Solving problems with articial intelligence. Intelligent sensors that transfer ground data to the cloud. In the laboratories of Libelium, a Spanish wireless communications company, a...

Geraldine Gueron, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
She has designed a platform to collect and analyze large amounts of health and lifestyle data . Is it possible to create a health-oriented version of Wikipedia to help each person know how to avoid getting sick by crossing the data generated...

Carlos Castro, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His non-invasive, white blood cell count device protects cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. One of the most severe side-effects suffered by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments is a depressed white blood cell count. These cells...

Lucía Spangenberg, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Society can access genetic information thanks to her tests, network of experts and big data algorithms . When the rough draft of the human genome sequence was published in 2001, the cost of the project had reached 2.7 billion dollars. But for the...

Claudio Trindade, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Created a new intraocular implant device for treating corneal diseases. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition  

Tomasz Wolkowicz, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His test to confirm Ebola diagnoses is faster and cheaper than the current alternatives . During the first few days, the symptoms of the Ebola virus are no different from those of the common flu. The virus is highly contagious at this...

Victoria Alonsopérez, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
Her self-rechargeable collar individually monitors cows and produces real-time loss or theft alerts. Uruguay currently has 12 million bovine animals; meanwhile the figure worldwide has risen to more than one billion. In spite of these figures,...