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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...

Lucas Toledo, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
A twenty-first century bicycle for twenty-first century needs . An urban transport strike paralyzed the Argentinian city of Córdoba in 2012. Faced with this situation, Lucas Toledo asked himself if there wasn´t...

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...

Alessandra Chiap, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Helping the children in their writing deficiencies.

Katarzyna Nawrotek, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Her personalized, biocompatible implants can regenerate and reconnect damaged nerves . Between the United States and Europe, more than 600,000 people suffer nerve damage which includes either cut or crushed nerves each year. These...

Patrycja Wizińska-Socha, Poland. 2016

Innovator
Allowing parents to monitor their pregnancy from home with 24 hour expert supervision . Stillbirths and miscarriages remain a difficult reality for modern pregnancies, affecting 12 of every 1,000 births around the world. The most...

Jérôme Wertz, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
Improving health and safety with eyeglasses that measure drowsiness . Developed a software that measures drowsiness Falling asleep at the wheel is the cause of one in every five traffic accidents, and is of...

Patricio Jutard, Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
His digital platform allows users to work collaboratively and creatively from any location . Mural For the young, Argentinian innovator Patricio Jutard, designing a videogame has always been synonymous with fun and creativity. With...

Tom Baden, Germany. 2016

Innovator
With a mixture of open source software and 3-D printing, Tom Baden wants to enable laboratories to produce part of their equipment themselves. "I believe that at the moment the concept of 'what is required for science must inevitably be expensive' is disintegrating," says the...

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...

Lucas Strasburg, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has designed and manufactured low cost orthopedic prostheses from recycled plastic. Lucas Strasburg’s uncle needs an orthopedic prosthesis on his left leg to move normally, something he cannot do with the SACH prosthesis (Solid...

Leandro Matías Rzezak, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
Innovative technology for mass provision of the new Internet. On February 3, 2011 the internet ran out of numbers. The Internet protocol addresses provided by the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) system,...

Serena Giusti, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Bioreactors in vitro for environmental models.

Annamaria Petrozza, Italy. 2014

Innovator
Photovoltaic materials and optoelectronic devices. Annamaria Petrozza is Team Leader at the Italian Institute of Technology, a research foundation, where she focuses on the physics of next-generation...

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...

Joaquín Víquez, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Small farms can generate their own electricity, reduce costs and preserve the environment thanks to his customized biodigesters. Joaquín Víquez grew up in a family dedicated to agriculture and he learned from them that "being a farming producer is becoming more and more...

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...

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,...

Juan Pablo Esquivel, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Miniaturized energy sources for portable diagnostic devices. To bring autonomous devices, capable of analyzing water quality or detecting the presence of foreign substances, microorganisms or even cancer...

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...

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...

Victor Vilarrasa, Spain. 2014

Innovator
His numerical tool can help lower the energetic cost of underground storage of CO2. Digital tools to make geological storage of CO2 more affordable We know it, it is being highlighted as the greatest risk for the world and...

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...

César de la Fuente, Spain. 2016

Innovator
His peptides could prevent deaths caused by multiresistant bacterial infections . Since penicillin was discovered in 1897, antibiotics have saved countless lives from infectious diseases. However, there are more and...

Jorge García, Central America. 2015

Innovator
The population can verify electoral results through his collaborative platform . VotoSocial (Honduras) Countries like Honduras have needed to rebuild the public´s trust in certain processes whose transparency has been...

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...

Matteo Laffranchi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Handling systems for i robots.

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...

Mariano Nuñez, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
Leading system for protecting enterprise software. Imagine that a cyber-hacker enters the system used by a company to pay its employees and suppliers, manages sales and organize its production line...

Elías Pérez, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Security in identifying partners for voice calls. Caller Identification Security. “These are your daughter’s confidential results”. This phrase, said by the pediatrician of a newborn baby to...