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Matteo Laffranchi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Handling systems for i robots.

Anielle Guedes, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Created a startup that will use 3D printing to build low-cost housing.  Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

Ignacio Oliveri, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a platform for telemedicine and tele-education to improve the rehabilitation of children with disabilities. In Uruguay a government plan called Ceibalhas been distributing computers to students in the public education system for the last 6 years, and...

Marco Trujillo, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His smart bracelet serves as a guide for the blind . Almost 40 million people worldwide suffer from blindness according to the WHO, of which almost 1.5 million are under the age of 15. Learning to...

Marco Rolandi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Biocompatible polysaccharide nanofibers for devices.

Grzegorz Wróblewski, Poland. 2016

Innovator
Converts any surface into an electrode thanks to his transparent and flexible carbon nanotube coating . Smart clothes have the potential to continually monitor their users´ health. But in order to drive this revolution, first we need to create...

Alessandro Cocci, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Portable and simple diagnostic tests for Real Time PCR. A portable and easy-to-use genetic identification system The e-health group within STMicroelectronics is a research team composed primarily by...

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...

Canan Dagdeviren, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Her electrical implants gather enough energy from the heartbeat to power a pacemaker. The human being has used its own body to generate mechanical energy from the dawn of time.  Moving the muscles of the body allows us to...

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,...

Sharon Velásquez, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Her biosensor detects fecal contamination in water reserves destined for human consumption . In low resource areas, like sub-saharan Africa, the absence of water quality data poses a serious risk. For this reason, Sharon Velasquez has...

Miguel Gónzalez-Andrades, Spain. 2013

Innovator
Progress in the treatment of corneal blindness. He is developing biomimetic human artificial corneas through tissue engineering. Being in daily contact with patients and helping them...

Mario Buonvino, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Educational and fuctional technology for disabled.

Bernat Ollé , Spain. 2013

Innovator
A Pill Filled with Bacteria Instead of Drugs. Investigating new drug therapies through the modulation of human microbiome. In any battle, victory may be obtained either by fighting one's...

Renato Silvio Mortera, Italy. 2011

Innovator
MISO: creams and ointments with prolonged effect.

Giuseppe Scuderi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
System to increase photovoltaic production through architectural integration.

Leticia Fernández, Spain. 2015

Innovator
Her active carbon filters use sunlight to eliminate contaminants from water . Human activity generates a series of waste products that contaminate our water supplies. Such mundane actions as washing dishes and removing makeup...

Dariana Rodríguez , Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Transforming tons of avocado byproducts into a food additive that protects food against bacteria . Dariana Rodríguez holds a PhD in biotechnology from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM). She comes from a family of...

Carla Laucevicius, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Her bacterial cocktail tailored to Panama eliminates 90% of the grease which builds up within urban wastewater systems. One of the biggest problems for wastewater treatment systems is the buildup of oils and grease, which can clog sanitation pipes. In Panama, the...

Rafael Raya, Spain. 2013

Innovator
Helping the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy. He developed a toy vehicle and an interface to assist the rehabilitation of kids affected by cerebral palsy No child can learn without...

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...

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....

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...

Mauricio Betancur, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Impact absorbing shoe insoles that absorb impact upon activating an anti-personnel mine . According to data provided by the Columbian Leadership Against Mines, from 1990 to date anti-personnel mines have claimed 11,097 victims with a...

Raul Bravo , France. 2014

Innovator
A location system for handling forklifts. Location system enabling forklift navigate autonomously and accurately in a warehouse In the era of large distribution and online shopping...

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...

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...

Víctor Ramirez, Peru. 2014

Innovator
His stations collect and provide information about the climate and irrigation to help to improve agricultural productivity. In Peru useful climate information is in a high demand by farmers. In light of the scarcity of resources such as the efficient use of irrigation...

Sebastian Stranieri, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created secure and flexible authentication systems for use on the Internet. While the number of users browsing from mobile devices is growing at a massive pace worldwide, traps against which traditional protection systems...

Krystian Piećko, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His big data platform accelerates data integration and analysis by up to ten times . Knowledge does not occupy any physical space, as the saying goes, but data does. And in the era of big data, we not only need to store it – we also...