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Manuel Wiechers, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Smart solar equipment to bring light to underserved areas. Last year more than 4,000 people in 60 Mexican villages located in highly marginalized, rural areas gained access for the first time to a stable,...

Santiago Reyes, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Cellular reprogramming and genetic engineering techniques that allow scientists to create new tools capable of predicting the risk of heart failure. Cardiovascular disease ranks highest of all pathologies in terms of its mortality rate worldwide, claiming approximately 17 million lives each...

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,...

Teresa Gonzalo, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Preventing the HIV with commercial nanotechnology. A microbucude gel to prevent HIV infection An estimated 33 million people live with HIV worldwide, and 5 millions are infected each...

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...

Daniel Vogel, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Using the widespread ownership of mobile phones in Mexico and his Bitcoin based platform to increase access to banking services. When Daniel Vogel was studying an MBA at Harvard University (USA), he became aware of some important problems in Mexico: only 40% of adults have a...

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....

Pierre Valade, France. 2015

Innovator
An electronic calendar application for desktop and mobile devices. Fed up with calendar applications not fitting his needs, innovator Pierre Valade decided to create his own. He wanted to have all the information...

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...

Luis Cuende, Spain. 2016

Innovator
Using Bitcoin technology as a notary public 2.0 and to fight patent trolls. While Bitcoin struggles to take off in the currency market, its blockchain technology is generating a disruptive tidal...

Camilo Herrera, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
His solar-powered streetlamps light up low resource areas at night. The absence of electric power service is a problem in many areas of the world. This limitation prevents communities from prolonging work or study...

Víctor Freundt, Peru. 2013

Innovator
He has used digital manufacturing of customized toys to enhance creativity. The importance of play in physical, mental and spiritual development, coupled with technology could be the foundation for creating products and...

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...

Yves Van Ingelgem, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
A new corrosion sensor that makes coastal wind turbines more cost efficient. Developed a technology capable of monitoring the advance of corrosion within coastal wind turbines. The wind that blows over European seas...

Luis Alonso, Spain. 2013

Innovator
Improving the design of buildings with superinsulator material. The creation of a new highly insulating material for ecosustainable and creative architecture. Building energy-efficient structures is one...

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...

Maier Avendaño, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
His high definition, fluorescent microscopy techniques can be used to observe molecules separated by a mere five nanometers. The microscope is only of the tools most commonly used by scientists to reveal the mysteries of nature and science. There are, however, still...

Andrés Felipe Gutiérrez, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has created a programming infrastructure of open code for small and medium companies. A wide majority of web sites that exists and are been created every day, works thanks to the language PHP. To make the process rapid and efficient...

Duygu Kayaman, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Has driven the creation of software that facilitates daily activities for the visually disabled. Approximately 800.000 people in Turkey suffer from some form of visual disability. For this group, computer science and the heyday of mobile...

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...

David de los Ríos, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has designed a system to transform paper sludge into ecological building blocks. In Colombia alone, the paper industry produces 300,000 tons of "waste" paper sludge a year. To date, the final destination of this waste has been...

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...

Claudia Ibacache, Chile. 2013

Innovator
Creator of new biosurfactant molecules as an alternative to antibiotics in agriculture. Agriculture is one of the economic activities that has grown most in recent decades, due to the increased food demand worldwide. Particularly in...

Loris Sinigoi, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Enzymes to catalyze the chemical production of polymers.

Jorge Bado, Peru. 2016

Innovator
His web platform provides medical insurance policy holders with quick and easy access to information on their coverage, medical centers and specialists. While working in the insurance industry a few years ago, Jorge Bado observed that medical insurance policy holders were largely uninformed or...

Juan Lopera, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His army of innovative professors can revolutionize education in low resource areas. Born in Medellin (Colombia), Juan Lopera´s childhood was marked by drug trafficking and limited expectations for progress. His life changed...

Gabriela Galilea, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
Visually handicapped children have a new ally in her diagnostic and treatment-focused software . Unlike most humans, Gabriela Galilea cannot see in three dimensions. This is due to strabismus, a condition that causes her to be incapable of...

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...

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...

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...