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Luis Pacheco, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Demonstrating the potential of 3D printing with his software which teaches users to design their own models . 3D printing is becoming more widespread all the time. But technical knowledge and skills are required in order to take advantage of its full...

Frederik Brantner, Germany. 2016

Innovator
So far, only humans have excelled at order picking, but this should change with Toru: the seeing robot that can unerringly fetch individual objects from warehouse shelves. As if operated by a ghost, a man-sized aluminum box purrs along the length of a shelf. The robot stops in front of a stack of books, places one...

Deniz Dalkara , France. 2014

Innovator
Viruses which carry genes to the retina to prevent blindness . Creation of viruses capable of transporting to the retina in a less invasive treatment necessary blindness gene. Fighting hereditary,...

Manuel Moliner, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Synthesizing selective nanomaterials for industry. Synthesis of selective nanomaterials for industrial use Fossil fuels can count their days as a key piece of the energy system. Industry...

Francesco Malara, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Photo-Volta-Chromic Cells. A new type of PhotoVoltaChromic Cells (PVCCs) A recent European directive has drawn the attention on the issue of energy efficiency in the...

Yeny Carias, Central America. 2014

Innovator
She has invented a software to translate voice into sign language and to facilitate learning for deaf people. This young woman has developed the first system prototype which captures and translates voice to LESHO, the Honduran sign language. The...

Danilo Cantero, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
His reactor that obtains sugars from cellulose could allow biomass to substitute petroleum. Currently, our society depends on petroleum as both a source of energy and as a prime material for the production of chemical compounds like...

Sharon Velásquez, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Her biosensor detects fecal contamination in water reserves destined for human consumption . In low resource areas, like sub-saharan Africa, the absence of water quality data poses a serious risk. For this reason, Sharon Velasquez has...

Jill Vanparys, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
Her interactive, scientifically oriented videogame aims to address the lack of interest in scientific vocations . Despite the fact that in high school her highest marks were in science and math, the lack of motivation to dedicate herself to a profession in one...

Marta Krupińska, Poland. 2016

Innovator
When she was 18, it was cheaper for Marta Krupińska to buy an airplane ticket from Dublin (Ireland) to Kraków (Poland), her home town, than to...

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...

José Tomás Arenas, Chile. 2013

Innovator
He has designed an image screening and tele-medical platform to prevent diabetic blindness. Diabetes is one of the most significant health problems worldwide and represents the main cause of blindness in the working population. For this...

Simón Borrero, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His online marketplace imitates the shopping experience in a brick and mortar shop and orders arrive in minutes thanks to collaborative deliveries . Busy lifestyles, time constraints and the inconvenience or inability of physically getting to a store are leading more and more people to shop...

Tallis Gomes, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Developed a taxi application that revolutionized urban mobility.   Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

Arne Pauwels, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
A new food conservation system helps to foster food security. His portable solar warehouse keeps agricultural products fresh during longer periods in low resource areas.  Wakati, in Swahili, means...

Petros Psyllos , Poland. 2016

Innovator
His wearable tech allows the blind to interpret their surroundings through audio messages. Blind people normally try to envision their environment, and the objects and people around them, through personal experiences or with the...

Simone Strey, Germany. 2016

Innovator
With this geographer and botanist´s app, plant pests can be identified through image recognition, reducing the use of pesticides and protecting farmers against crop losses.. 15-30% of crop yields are lost worldwide each year due to plant diseases and pests, Simone Strey points out. "This often endangers the existence...

José Luis de la Cruz, Peru. 2013

Innovator
He developed software that simplifies and lowers the cost of the electrification of rural areas. One in every five small towns in rural Peru does not have an electricity supply. In these cases the state is responsible for subsidizing...

Rosa Jiménez-Rodríguez, Spain. 2013

Innovator
A definitive and less aggressive way of closure incisions. She created a kit for a permanent and less aggressive sealing of large abdominal wounds.  Working in an emergency room of a quoted...

Andrea Alessi, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Luminescent concentrators of sunlight. A large-size Solar Concentrator to transform and transport solar energy more effectively Manipulating solar light for better use in the production...

Cihan Özalevli, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Has designed the first hybrid solar-geothermal plant in Turkey. Turkey is a country with a high dependence on energy. According to Eurostat’s information, this dependency reaches 72% and is based on imports of...

Dariana Rodríguez , Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Transforming tons of avocado byproducts into a food additive that protects food against bacteria . Dariana Rodríguez holds a PhD in biotechnology from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM). She comes from a family of...

Anaïs Barut, France. 2015

Innovator
Developed an optical imaging process for quick and non-invasive skin cancer detection. Biopsies for diagnosing skin tumors require extracting a tissue sample from the patient, freezing it, cutting it, staining it to analyze it. The...

Damar Lizbeth López, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Genetically modified crops to optimize the use of fertilizers. Damar Lopez-Arredondo was still a high school student when she first heard about the impact of biotechnology on quality of life. During a Science...

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...

Matias Kalwill, Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
His collaborative navegation app for cyclists aims to make urban traffic more sustainable . Bikestorming The use of cars as the principal mode of transportation in urban settings generates two types of problems: the emissions of...

María Adelaida Gómez, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
She has created a multifactorial approach to predict the efficacy of drugs against leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease transmitted through the bite of a small fly that greatly affects Colombians and Latin Americans. Throughout...

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...

Diego Sáez, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
His smart suitcase improves the travelling experience through the internet of things. During a trip to spend Christmas in his native city, the Argentinian entrepreneur Diego Sáez´s luggage was lost – something that happened to him...

Víctor Ramirez, Peru. 2014

Innovator
His stations collect and provide information about the climate and irrigation to help to improve agricultural productivity. In Peru useful climate information is in a high demand by farmers. In light of the scarcity of resources such as the efficient use of irrigation...