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Clémentine Chambon, France. 2016

Innovator
Sustainable, miniature power stations that provide electricity to the neediest communities . One sixth of the world´s population does not have access to the electric grid. Approximately 80% of these more than 1.2 billion people live in...

Laurent Boitard, France. 2016

Innovator
Revolutionizing research with bacterial colonies grown in water drops. Water and oil have never got on well. The chemical conflict that keeps them separated however is something that microbiologists could take...

David Horna , Spain. 2012

Innovator
Faster, safer, and cheaper way to develop living cell-based drugs.. The traditional drug market in medicine is changing. Big pharmaceutical companies as well as ‘bioentrepreneurs’ are looking for new ways to...

Gero Decker, Germany. 2016

Innovator
This computer scientist's software makes companies more transparent: Finally, even with complicated processes, the left hand knows what the right hand is doing. Gero Decker could have had a comfortable life: Upon obtaining his doctorate from the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam (Germany), he received...

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...

Irene Bonadies, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Pipes made with nanomaterials. A new generation of tubes based on nanomaterials with high repellence to water and dirt Irene Bonadies is a young scientist working at the...

Charles Fracchia, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
He is developing software and hardware tools that enable to collect previously‐uncollectable data in order to address the non‐reproducibility of experiments and build smart labs. In 2015, a study revealed that American scientists spend 28 billion dollars (approximately 24.7 billion euros) annually on irreproducible basic...

Marco Rolandi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Biocompatible polysaccharide nanofibers for devices.

Adrián García, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Small farmers can maximize their benefits by connecting directly with consumers through his platform. Between a farmer selling his harvest and the product arriving in stores and ultimately being sold to the consumer there is a long chain of...

Mateus Mendonça, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Created a system to track and organize the waste chain using technology. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition  

Damar Lizbeth López, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Genetically modified crops to optimize the use of fertilizers. Damar Lopez-Arredondo was still a high school student when she first heard about the impact of biotechnology on quality of life. During a Science...

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...

Jill Vanparys, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
Her interactive, scientifically oriented videogame aims to address the lack of interest in scientific vocations . Despite the fact that in high school her highest marks were in science and math, the lack of motivation to dedicate herself to a profession in one...

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...

Iker Marcaide, Spain. 2011

Innovator
An order way to made payments. Easier and cheaper international money payments. Iker Marcaide is the perfect example of how one can take advantage of a setback. While he...

Esther García, Spain. 2016

Innovator
Her gadgets allow people with special needs to use computers and smartphones . Devices like computers and smartphones make life easier for many people, whether in their personal or professional lives. But they were not...

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...

Geert Slachmuylders, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
His turbines extract previously unattainable energy from water . Leveraging the natural energy of water flows is not a new idea; the Romans used this method to carry out useful jobs. This idea has evolved since...

Katia Vega, Peru. 2016

Innovator
Combining beauty products with electronics to create wearables that give users "superpowers. After completing a computer science degree in Peru, to Katia Vega technology was justa science. It was the time she spent at the Hong Kong...

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...

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...

David Cohen-Tanugi, France. 2015

Innovator
A desalinization membrane made out of graphene. 1,200 million people live in areas where water is a scarce resource, according to a 2007 UN report. The most affected areas are also some of the...

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...

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...

Marcin Treder, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His collaborative design software centered on user experience is a hit in Silicon Valley . While developing new products, companies try to perfect certain key aspects like functionality and robustness, while the design is usually...

Simone Strey, Germany. 2016

Innovator
With this geographer and botanist´s app, plant pests can be identified through image recognition, reducing the use of pesticides and protecting farmers against crop losses.. 15-30% of crop yields are lost worldwide each year due to plant diseases and pests, Simone Strey points out. "This often endangers the existence...

Margaret Lengerich, Chile. 2016

Innovator
Millions of people could stop drinking water contaminated by arsenic thanks to her filtering system. Arsenic is colorless, odorless and tasteless, as well as toxic for humans even in small quantities. This element is naturally present in the soil and...

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...

Nicolás Arrellaga, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
More accessible financing for entrepreneurs thanks to his digital crowdfunding platform . After spending four years in London (United Kingdom), in constant contact with start-ups and financial technology companies (fintechs), Nicolás...

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...