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Marco Mandelli, Italy. 2011

Innovator
New methods for testing and managing the "cold chain".

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...

Paolo Bianchini, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Optical microscopes with super resolution. A high-resolution nanoscope for the deep analysis of biological tissues and organs A new class of super high-resolution optical microscope,...

Daniel Ponce, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
Companies and their staff in the field can stay in close contact thanks to his platform . Thanks to the popularity of smartphones, it is now possible to connect to the internet from practically any place in the world. Thus there are...

Alejandro Cantú, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
He has developed an earthquake alert satellite system capable of measuring the intensity of earthquakes. Alejandro has created SkyAlert, the first satellite-based, earthquake alert social network. This earthquake alarm system is one of only 4 such...

Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
Creator of a system to safely store and use personal data Anonymity and re-identification are two very familiar concepts for the young Belgian...

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...

Przemyslaw Kornatowski, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Developed drones specialized in rescue missions for use in natural disasters and other high risk scenarios. In high risk situations like natural disasters and catastrophes, drones are positioning themselves as highly useful elements due to their ability...

Gustavo Caetano, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has created a specialized group of Internet business solutions for corporate digital communication. Gustavo Caetano was born in a small town in Brazil. Five years ago, this young entrepreneur created Samba Tech while he was still studying at the...

Simon Benmarraze, France. 2013

Innovator
A mirror system that concentrates sunlight to produce more economical energy. Compact solar thermodynamic technology to produce energy more economical and efficient. Building a thermosolar plant in a country like...

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...

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...

Alejandro Maza, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Collection and analysis of citizens' proposals to address social problems. It is essential to  the social and political development of any democracy that the members of society get involved in solving the problems...

Esther García, Spain. 2016

Innovator
Her gadgets allow people with special needs to use computers and smartphones . Devices like computers and smartphones make life easier for many people, whether in their personal or professional lives. But they were not...

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...

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...

Guido Vilariño, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Bringing politics into the XXI century with his citizen participation platform . Internet has revolutionized every aspect of modern life, and politics are no exception. The use of social media to galvanize public protests is...

Laura Parra, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
She has developed a system of sensors related to video games to improve the rehabilitation of children with mobility problems. For patients that have lost the mobility of any of their limbs or that have never had it, rehabilitation is vital to improve the way in which they...

Bice Cavallo, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Bayesian networks and Analytic Hierarchy Process for Data Privacy.

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...

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...

Clémentine Chambon, France. 2016

Innovator
Sustainable, miniature power stations that provide electricity to the neediest communities . One sixth of the world´s population does not have access to the electric grid. Approximately 80% of these more than 1.2 billion people live in...

Pau García-Milá, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Virtual Desktop in the Cloud. Virtual desktop without the Cloud. “I am not a futurist; I simply turn my ideas into reality”. Pau Garcia-Milà, is 24 years old only but has...

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...

Charles Fracchia, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
He is developing software and hardware tools that enable to collect previously‐uncollectable data in order to address the non‐reproducibility of experiments and build smart labs. In 2015, a study revealed that American scientists spend 28 billion dollars (approximately 24.7 billion euros) annually on irreproducible basic...

Javier Lozano, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Comprehensive treatment of diabetes for communities with limited resources Computer Science. Personal benefit or the common good? The answer might seem simple on the surface, but not so much so once it affects us personally. This dilemma...

Grzegorz Wróblewski, Poland. 2016

Innovator
Converts any surface into an electrode thanks to his transparent and flexible carbon nanotube coating . Smart clothes have the potential to continually monitor their users´ health. But in order to drive this revolution, first we need to create...

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...

Julio Fajardo, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Anyone can produce their own bionic prosthesis for less than 500 dollars with a 3D printer. 3d printing is revolutionizing the health care sector. Surgeons are already using models printed in 3D to plan the operations they will perform,...

Wendell Coltro, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
Has invented a low cost technology to manufacture paper-based, microfluidic analysis devices . For over a decade the ability to analyze biological samples of blood and urine using small, inexpensive tools has forecasted a similar revolution...