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Tallis Gomes, Brasil. 2015

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Developed a taxi application that revolutionized urban mobility.   Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

Eduardo Castro, Chile. 2016

Innovator
There isn´t a pathogen alive capable of eluding diagnosis, thanks to his software based on genetic sequencing. Pinpointing the precise identity of the pathogen responsible for an illness can mark the difference between locating an effective cure and the...

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...

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...

Alberto Acedo, Spain. 2014

Innovator
Test of ultra DNA to detect the genes associated with hereditary cancer. A genetic test based on DNA ultrasequencing to detect mutations related to hereditary cancer The roots of a significant part of all detected...

Jorge Bueno, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His indoor tracking system is more precise and less intrusive. The Spanish innovator Jorge Bueno has created an extremely precise indoor tracking system for large spaces. His company, Proximus, sells to shopping...

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...

Simón Borrero, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His online marketplace imitates the shopping experience in a brick and mortar shop and orders arrive in minutes thanks to collaborative deliveries . Busy lifestyles, time constraints and the inconvenience or inability of physically getting to a store are leading more and more people to shop...

Javier Agüera, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Developing mobile open source. Developing open source mobile telephony The fact that youth is not blessed with entrepreneurial spirit is a fact that stands out in the case...

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...

Camila Petignat, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
She has created more nutritional and easier to digest forage crops that could increase livestock productivity and cut down on emissions. There has been a boost in livestock activity in recent decades which has led to a growth in demand for foodstuffs, particularly those made of...

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...

Eduardo Bontempo, Brasil. 2014

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He has created an adaptive learning platform to personalize education in colleges and universities. Teachers and parents are aware that every classroom is comprised by a very heterogeneous group in which the degree of maturity of the students,...

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...

Michal Mikulski, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His robot performs rehabilitation therapy for muscular injuries and atrophy. Duschenne muscular dystrophy is a hereditary and degenerative disease which destroys the involuntary muscle cells. The deterioration begins in...

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...

Daniel Pérez, Chile. 2016

Innovator
He has created the world´s largest database for the systematic review of health-related studies to assist physicians in decision-making . A study published in 1998 linked certain vaccines to autism. Although 12 years later the publication retracted upon discovering that the study´s...

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...

Alexander Torrenegra, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
Incubation and creation of technological innovators start-ups on digital markets. Since Alexander Terrenegra was very little, he was interested in the world of technology and its new uses. At the age of 14 he founded his first...

Etienne Perret , France. 2013

Innovator
Cheap and high sensitives Radiofrequency labels to identify objects. Labels radio frequency identification cheap and with high sensitivity Can barcodes become obsolete one day, and something that we may look...

Ola Orchowska, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Her educational videogame, starring a robot, teaches children to learn to live with diabetes . A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children can seem like a life sentence of insulin injections and health concerns, coupled with the inability to...

Luis Zea, Central America. 2015

Innovator
He sends bacteria to outer space and later uses them in experiments designed to create new drugs. BioServeSpace Technologies (Guatemala) Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has become an important threat to humans. On the other hand, it has...

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...

Damiano Gui, Italy. 2013

Innovator
A Mobile Geographic Information System. An innovative and interactive Mobile Geographic Information System. Before Google Map switched to a vectorial representation of the Earth,...

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...

Michael Deubzer, Germany. 2015

Innovator
Computers on wheels. Without Michael Deubzer’s technology, many automakers would have difficulties in getting more intelligence on board their models. At the Technical...

Enrique González, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Converting discarded fruits and vegetables into natural nutrients that improve the quality of processed foods. When Enrique González was 15, he was told that if he didn´t watch his diet, he would become diabetic like his father and his uncles. As a result, his...

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...

Sergio Álvarez, Spain. 2014

Innovator
Tools that hide big data . His open-source visualisation tools tell the stories hidden in large volumes of data. If there are two elements, which best capture the...

José Luis Rubio , Spain. 2015

Innovator
His technology reduces the number of unnecessary biopsies performed to diagnose skin cancer . Skin cancer is the most common form of this deadly disease: every year between two and three million new cases are diagnosed worldwide, and these...