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Marcos Vargas, Peru. 2013

Innovator
He has devised a virtual assistant to generate customized learning routes on the web. A high percentage of web surfers wanting to learn about a particular topic online get lost in an ocean of irrelevant information, or wander off...

Tomás Escobar, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
His educational platform offers continuous training for the professions of today and those of the future. Educational systems worldwide will undergo big changes between now and 2030 due to the technological revolution. Faced with a scenario where...

Peter Loskill , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Organs on a chip. Chips instead of humans: Peter Loskill wants to position the most important organs of the human body on tiny electronic building blocks. The...

Luisa Pastore, Italy. 2014

Innovator
Photovoltaic blocks for roofing and facades. Photovoltaic glass for attractive and sustainable architecture How to make buildings ''ecological'' and attractive at the same time? Solar panel...

José Rodríguez, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Sustainable Design and Architecture in a handheld application. The energy consumed by the everyday use of buildings (air conditioners, heating, lighting, motors, etc.) represents one quarter of the total...

Manuel Antonio Aguilar, Central America. 2015

Innovator
Developed a model for self-sufficient, sustainable and low-cost social housing. CASSA (Guatemala) Manual Aguilar founded CASSA in order to address the lack of access to decent housing faced by one billion people worldwide. The...

Franz Bozsak, France. 2016

Innovator
He has created the first intelligent stent that monitors patients and adjusts their medication accordingly. The obstruction of coronary arteries that can stem from a heart attack, force around five million people to have stent implants every year,...

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...

Alejandro Barbarini, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a platform for the manufacturing of cosmetics, food supplements and drugs encapsulated in liposomes. Alejandro Barbarini is a young Argentinean chemist, fascinated by the versatility of one particular nanoparticle: the liposome. This is a cell...

Daniel Ortiz, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His system for genetically identifying pathogens can accelerate the diagnostic process from a two day process to just four hours. Genomics are positioned to trigger the great medical revolution of the 21st century. In addition to the ability to drive the development of...

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...

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...

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...

Steven Vercammen, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
His app could reduce the mortality rate of heart attacks by notifying nearby volunteers . Every year approximately 10,000 people in Belgium suffer a heart attack in public, at work or at home. If they do not quickly receive what´s known...

Loretta L. del Mercato, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Optical intracellular sensors with fluorescent barcode.

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...

Brayan Salazar, Central America. 2014

Innovator
He has created a wind-powered device to charge cell phones in areas without electrification. Brayan is the creator of a simple wind device that will provide access to mobile technology for people who live in rural areas without electricity...

Stephan Binder , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Luminous bacteria. If you want to produce vital nutrients from grain, or fuel from organic waste, or plastic bags from regrowing resources, the one thing you need is...

Valentina Arriagada, Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
Created a platform that connects patients with renal failure with dialysis centers worldwide to facilitate their medical care. Connectus Medical One year ago, the father of young, Uruguayan innovator Valentina Arriagada was diagnosed with chronic renal failure. His...

Marcelo Lanfranconi, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has created an application that enables bill payments from cell phones and encourages users to be take advantage of banking services. The percentage of adults holding bank accounts worldwide and in developing countries has reached 41%; a problem that leads to financial exclusion...

Damiá Tormo , Spain. 2011

Innovator
Developing new therapies against aggressive cancers. Figures speak clearly about a battle against time. “The average life of patients having a metastatic melanoma ranges from 6 to 10 months only”,...

Francesca Romano, Italy. 2012

Innovator
A powerful framework for managing apps.

Andrés Klein, Chile. 2013

Innovator
He has devised a new strategy to predict the progression of Gaucher's disease. Gaucher's disease, one of the so-called "rare diseases", affects approximately 30,000 people worldwide. This hereditary disease causes the...

Mauricio Hoyos, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has created an electronic payment and collection network for those who do not have a bank account and who have limited resources. In Colombia, more than half the population do not have a bank account and have little or no access to financial services, which prevents them from...

Valeria Springer, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
She has created a rapid food contamination detection kit that works with the help of a smartphone. Pesticides are chemical or biological agents that are used to protect against insects, weeds and crop pests that present a risk to human life....

Maciej Machulak, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His protocol puts the control of personal data shared via the internet back in the users´ hands . Every time a user registers on a social media network, they must cede part of their privacy to the company that regents it. It is not always clear...

Daniela Galindo, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Her software allows people suffereing from various disabilities to communicate with the rest of the world. . More than 300 million people worldwide suffer from some form of disability or ailment such as autism, Down´s syndrome, cerebral palsy, mental...

Rainer Jäkel, Germany. 2013

Innovator
Learn as all the people. Learn observing and imitating the people. Rainer Jäkel is teaching robots observation and imitation. Closely watched by several cameras...

Kaan Kayabali, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Has introduced a new platform for news and social media content in Turkey. In 2010 Turkey already had more than 30 million Internet users connecting to the World Wide Web every day. Almost half of the Turkish population...

Thomas Gottschalk, Germany. 2015

Innovator
Prepaid electricity for Africa. Around 1.5 billion people live disconnected from the power grid. Thomas Gottschalk wants to change that, using solar panel systems paid in...