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Jorge Soto, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Mobile Software for new models of governance and empowerment. How can citizens use technology to change society? This is the question that Jorge Soto, an electronic engineer from the Technological Institute...

Eduardo Raad, Ecuador. 2016

Innovator
Managing the economics of a small business is much easier thanks to his platform which unifies all relevant processes. After managing two software companies and becoming the director of technology of a third, Eduardo Raad was perfectly capable of developing almost...

Javier Hernández, Spain. 2016

Innovator
His intelligent devices detect stress and emotions to help people . Everyone´s day-to-day routines are influenced by stress levels and the many emotions that we experience, which can have a negative...

Antonio Navas, Central America. 2014

Innovator
His free language learning platform enables the creation of new collaborative courses. Antonio Navas is the creator of the Duolingo system; the language education platform launched in 2012 that is now used by more than 30 million...

Rubén Morones, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
His combination of antibiotics and silver salts multiplies the effect against infectious diseases. Rubén Morones has developed therapeutic cocktails, made from a combination of silver and antibiotics, which enhance the effect of existing...

César Esquivel , Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Patients in need of a blood transfusion can find donors more easily through his web platform. One evening, César Esquivel, a biomedical engineer, was working late when a colleague approached him: "I need your help. My wife has leukemia and she...

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,...

Katia Vega, Peru. 2016

Innovator
Combining beauty products with electronics to create wearables that give users "superpowers. After completing a computer science degree in Peru, to Katia Vega technology was justa science. It was the time she spent at the Hong Kong...

Óscar Sánchez, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
His cloud-based call center helps companies to provide telephone-based support services through a simple web link . Internet and social media offer a window to the world for any small company to offer its services. But it may be necessary to attend to current or...

Miguel Luengo, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His collaborative videogame speeds up the diagnosis of malaria. Almost half of the world´s population lives in areas with an elevated risk of malaria, a disease that proves fatal for half a million people per year...

Lina Marcelo Cataño, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
She has developed an innovative prototype of floating homes against the floods for areas with lower resources. At the end of 2010 Colombia was crossing the hardest season of winter rains registered in the last years. It was then, when Lina Marcela Cataño,...

Javier Jiménez, Spain. 2016

Innovator
His 'pen' helps to diagnose childhood meningitis without a spinal tap and could save thousands of lives in Africa. Meningitis is an illness which affects the central nervous system and is caused by the inflammation of the membranes that...

Christian Stemberger , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Fishing for cells. Christian Stemberger fishes specialized immune cells out of donor blood. He wants to use them to treat infections, autoimmune conditions, and even...

Mathieu Nebra, France. 2015

Innovator
The first French e-education platform. The messages sent to Mathieu Nebra from his Sub-Saharan African students speak for themselves: "'God bless you!” they exclaim, and you can see why...

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...

Hamdi Torun, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Has developed a new microscopy technology with a scanning probe that improves bioscience research. Biomolecular research is a field that is constantly changing. Innovation in this field is accompanied by the emergence of new techniques and tools...

Carla Laucevicius, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Her bacterial cocktail tailored to Panama eliminates 90% of the grease which builds up within urban wastewater systems. One of the biggest problems for wastewater treatment systems is the buildup of oils and grease, which can clog sanitation pipes. In Panama, the...

Julie de Pimodan, France. 2015

Innovator
A platform that promotes civic engagement. Almost 40% of the French population with voting rights decided not to exercise that right in the latest municipal elections that took place in...

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...

Łukasz Kołtowski, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His portable smart spirometer will improve the lives of patients with pulmonary diseases . One flight of stairs can feel like climbing Mt. Everest for those who suffer from obstructive pulmonary diseases. One of these conditions, asthma...

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...

Javier Gómez, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Affordable mobile technology to control heart disease. In Mexico, heart disease claims the lives of at least 60.000 people each year, two thirds of whom are older than 65, making it the second cause of...

Karen Márquez , Spain. 2013

Innovator
Bringing neuroscience and cognitive technology to maximize each child’s learning. She applied cognitive technology, artificial intelligence, and Big Data to allow for customised early learning in kids. In a world growingly...

Vincent Bryant, France. 2016

Innovator
A new weapon against climate change: an inexpensive, standardized system that analyzes the energy consumption of buildings. Despite the scientific evidence confirming the reality of climate change, the world´s nations have not yet taken truly effective measures to reverse...

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...

Santiago Correa, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
The owners of large farms can monitor the condition of their crops from home thanks to his app . Colombia has a longstanding tradition as a banana producer and exporter thanks to optimal climate and soil conditions. The ease with which this...

José Manuel Aguilar, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Biotechnology platform to obtain cheap vaccines quickly. On June 11th, 2009 the World Health Organization announced the emergence of  an influenza type A pandemic, caused by a new H1N1 virus of...

Miguel Borbón, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has designed a turbine which harnesses the current of rivers to bring light to small isolated towns. The technology developed by this innovative young man has enabled the small town of Calahorra, in the Choco region, at the very heart of the...

Cristina Miccoli, Italy. 2014

Innovator
R-HEMT transducers based on gallium nitride. Transducers for biosensors operating in extreme conditions The demand for biosensors in medical applications is high and bound to grow also for...

Antoine Hubert, France. 2015

Innovator
Developed the first biorefinery insect in the world. FAO has been advising for years that humans should find more sustainable ways to include more animal protein in their diet. With 8,000 million...