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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...

David Vissière , France. 2014

Innovator
Navigation system based on cheap sensors to guide aircrafts without GPS. Navigation system based on cheap sensors capable of guiding an aircraft with reliability. Military engineer, and former pilot in the French...

Lucía Spangenberg, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Society can access genetic information thanks to her tests, network of experts and big data algorithms . When the rough draft of the human genome sequence was published in 2001, the cost of the project had reached 2.7 billion dollars. But for the...

Daniel Gómez, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Technologies for decentralized power generation from non-food sources Energy. A new technology used to generate biofuels that, nowadays, operates 80 percent of Mexican biodiesel plants was born of a school research project...

Roberto Gluck, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
A medley of social networking and music in your pocket. Can you imagine listening to a radio station that converts the text from your social networks into audio, and mixes it with your favorite music...

Bartłomiej Kołodziejczyk, Poland. 2016

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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...

César de la Fuente, Spain. 2016

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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...

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...

Juan Gallo, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Designing bioinformatics tools to provide a cheaper, faster way of identifying pathogens.. Everyday human beings are exposed to a wide array of pathogens (i.e. agents of infectious disease) that put our health at risk or even lead to...

Pierre-Emmanuel Grange , France. 2013

Innovator
MicroDON, project based on micro-grants to support NGOs. Daily micro-grants to increase funding for NGOs. “Giving a little, but more often”: a donation of a few cents, like those involved in...

Rafal Flis, Poland. 2016

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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...

Christian Díaz, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His collaborative platform helps doctors to hone their surgical skills remotely through virtual reality. While learning to perform surgeries, doctors can practice on animals, through simulators (virtual or physical) and directly on patients. In order...

Frederik Brantner, Germany. 2016

Innovator
So far, only humans have excelled at order picking, but this should change with Toru: the seeing robot that can unerringly fetch individual objects from warehouse shelves. As if operated by a ghost, a man-sized aluminum box purrs along the length of a shelf. The robot stops in front of a stack of books, places one...

Tallis Gomes, Brasil. 2015

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

Francisco Palao, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Solving problems with articial intelligence. Intelligent sensors that transfer ground data to the cloud. In the laboratories of Libelium, a Spanish wireless communications company, a...

Héctor Gómez, Spain. 2014

Innovator
New methods to predict the evolution of the stages of prostate cancer . Computing methods to predict the evolution of prostate cancer on a patient-by-patient basis.  In the United States, a specific panel of...

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...

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...

Daniel Marhely, France. 2013

Innovator
Accessing your music from any device. Open technology to access to music from any device  To many youngsters who are well versed in technology, freedom to access copyrighted...

Alejandro Esperanza, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Democratizing access to international logistics for small and medium-sized enterprises, eliminating the middlemen. After eight years of experience in the naval logistics sector, Alejandro Esperanza knew that there was a problem that was limiting the growth of...

Rand Hindi, France. 2014

Innovator
Guiding your life using the power of big data. A prediction system based on big data to improve habitability in cities. When Rand Hindi started playing with Big Data, he was graduating in...

Waldo Pérez, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
A new real-time and aluminum welding inspection system . Approximately 300,000 cars are manufactured per year at the average automobile assembly plant. Each one of those cars contains 3,000 to 4,000...

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...

Volker Presser , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Charge of lightning. Supercapacitors could become a key technology in the energy revolution. Volker Presser is refining them and making them more environmentally...

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...

Néstor Guenzi, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has developed a new type of resistive memory that functions in adverse conditions in outer space. Until now, the majority of memory devices were not equipped to withstand abnormal conditions such as high temperatures, the absence of power or...

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...

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...

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...

Laura Peña, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Lubricant nano fluids that multiply wear resistance. Mexican companies in the metalworking industry, which account for around 14 percent of the country´s manufacturing GDP, coexist in a tough...