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Laurent Boitard, France. 2016

Innovator
Revolutionizing research with bacterial colonies grown in water drops. Water and oil have never got on well. The chemical conflict that keeps them separated however is something that microbiologists could take...

Edgar Rodríguez, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Designed a condenser that extracts water from the humidity in the air without using electricity . In 2025, 1.8 billion people will reside in areas which face a tremendous scarcity of water, and two thirds of the world´s population is expected...

Alessandra Chiap, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Helping the children in their writing deficiencies.

Ivonne Quiñones, Peru. 2015

Innovator
Her digital platform for messager services boosts the economy and reduces the environmental impact in big cities. Text in Spanish from its original source: MIT Technology Review Spanish edition

Alejandro Resnik, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has developed a reputable 'online' platform for the purchase and sale of used vehicles. The buying and selling of cars is a constant practice in the lives of millions of people, however, until today there was no system that directly...

Rafal Flis, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His platform transforms young people into entrepreneurs and social leaders . Last year, a team of students decided to demonstrate how beautiful Warsaw (Poland) would look without all of the billboards that clutter the...

Solange Massa, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Created a "liver on a chip" to substitute animal trials for studying drug toxicity. In order for a new drug to gain approval, one must not only demonstrate its effectiveness but also ensure that it does not present any serious...

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...

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...

Thibaut Mercey, France. 2013

Innovator
Fast detection of pathogenic bacteria in food to prevent infections. System for rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria in food. Have you ever wonder how long it takes to check whether the meat exposed at your...

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...

Javier Sánchez, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His compact, low cost electric vehicle combines the advantages of a car and a motorcycle to transport passengers safely and avoid traffic jams. While driving back and forth between his home in the suburbs of Bogota (Colombia) and his university in the city center, Javier Sánchez suffered...

Matthieu Sonnati , France. 2013

Innovator
Eco-friendly and fast-drying paints made with biological material . Plant components for environmentally friendly paints and fast drying What can you do if as a child, your favourite hobby causes you...

Sandra Cifuentes, Spain. 2014

Innovator
A new material that improve bone implant . Orthopedic implants based on biodegradable, absorbable materials. As many know, recovery from bone injuries is a very delicate process where...

Canan Dagdeviren, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Her electrical implants gather enough energy from the heartbeat to power a pacemaker. The human being has used its own body to generate mechanical energy from the dawn of time.  Moving the muscles of the body allows us to...

Enrique Lomnitz, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Rainwater collection system for low resource in urban areas . Harvesting rainwater is the solution proposed by the innovator Enrique Lomnitz to ensure the availability of water for daily use in cities. In...

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

Ezequiel Escobar, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has created an application that transforms a smartphone into a hearing aid. According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 5% of the global population suffers from disabling hearing loss. Ezequiel...

Bartłomiej Kołodziejczyk, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His conductive polymers allow for the creation of biosensors and more affordable flexible solar panels . Electronics are currently dominated by silicon. Rigid chips, circuits and transistors are made from this material. However, organic conductive...

Tobias Kraus, Germany. 2013

Innovator
Cleaning up in the nanoworld. Nanoparticles are usually a rather chaotic bunch. Tobias Kraus has brought order to chaos – paving the way for applications yet undreamt of...

Bernat Ollé , Spain. 2013

Innovator
A Pill Filled with Bacteria Instead of Drugs. Investigating new drug therapies through the modulation of human microbiome. In any battle, victory may be obtained either by fighting one's...

Manuel Rozas, Chile. 2016

Innovator
Revolutionizing drug and toxicology screens thanks to his enzymes, already used by the FBI. Why is the FBI interested in the guts of a mollusk that lives almost 9,000 kilometers from their branch offices in Washington, D.C. (USA)? The answer...

Lorrana Scarpioni, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
She has created a social network for time exchange through the trading of experiences and skills. In the last couple of years the ability to exchange goods and services through the what has come to be known as collaborative economy has given...

José Rivas, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Anyone can create a bank account from their mobile phone without visiting the bank in person thanks to his platform. Having a bank account is the first step towards accessing basic financial services. But in 2014, only 41% of Guatemalans over the age of 15 had a...

Benedikt Kramer , Germany. 2016

Innovator
This business economist aims to revolutionize the microfinance sector in Africa with his fintech start-up. If Benedict Kramer were a small farmer from Uganda who needed a loan, he would do the following: "I would go to an acquaintance who would write...

Marcos Chaparro, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a low cost electrocardiograph that connects to mobile phones and to the cloud. The difference between a heart attack being serious or irreparable may reside in the diagnosis taking ten minutes to confirm instead of an hour....

Matteo Laffranchi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Handling systems for i robots.

Octavio Novelo, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Turning mobile phones into piggy banks with an app that incentivizes short and medium term savings. Pigs and piggy banks share a common shape and purpose. The former is fattened up before being slaughtered, and the latter is filled before being...

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...

Daniel Aranguren, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has developed a high reliability system to predict thunderstorms used by some of the biggest oil companies in Colombia. After the investigation Daniel Aranguren did at the National University of Colombia and during his stays in Europe and United States; he founded...