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Danielle Brants, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Developed a digital newspaper that translates the news into a language children can understand. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

Alejandro Maza, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Collection and analysis of citizens' proposals to address social problems. It is essential to  the social and political development of any democracy that the members of society get involved in solving the problems...

Camilo Herrera, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
His solar-powered streetlamps light up low resource areas at night. The absence of electric power service is a problem in many areas of the world. This limitation prevents communities from prolonging work or study...

Rafal Flis, Poland. 2016

Innovator
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...

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...

Alberto Arrendondo, Central America. 2015

Innovator
Created a sustainable, water treatment system based on traditional knowledge . Green Energy Technologies (Nicaragua) Stocking up on drinking water is no simple task for 32% of the population of rural areas in Nicaragua, a...

Andrés Barreto, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has created a platform to adapt contents and publicity online to tactile devices. Andrés Barreto, the entrepreneur Colombian young man who was a co-founder in 2006 of the application Grooveshark created to listen music on line,...

Stanislas Niox-Chateau, France. 2016

Innovator
Booking a doctor's appointment is quick and easy thanks to his platform that already has 6.500 professionals. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Stanislas Niox-Chateau was a professional tennis player. One day, after suffering a serious back injury, he...

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,...

Ignacio Juárez , Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
Designed a more efficient and economical urban wind turbine. Semtive Ignacio Juárez founded Semtive In 2009 in order to accomplish more sustainable urban environments. Capable of improving everything...

Katarzyna Kamińska, Poland. 2016

Innovator
Her drugs could cure the flu, irrespective of the strain. Every year, flu shots developed according to the WHO´s recommendations prevent infections and mitigate the symptoms of this illness, especially in...

María Adelaida Gómez, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
She has created a multifactorial approach to predict the efficacy of drugs against leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease transmitted through the bite of a small fly that greatly affects Colombians and Latin Americans. Throughout...

Nicolas Huchet, France. 2015

Innovator
A bionic hand printed in 3D. In 2002 an accident changed the life of young Nicolas Huchet. At 18, this Industrial Mechanic had to learn to live with a myoelectric prosthetic...

Victor Dillard, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Production of genome editing therapies will be safer thanks to his affordable guides based on AI. The gene editing technology CRISPR was controversial from the start. After a patent war between the Broad Institue and the University of California (...

Manuel Emilio Velis, Central America. 2015

Innovator
Allows rural communities to communicate with each other to prevent natural disasters. Community Action Network (El Salvador) Considering the fact that in terms of natural disasters El Salvador is the most vulnerable country in the...

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...

Marjolaine Grondin, France. 2016

Innovator
Turning artificial intelligence the best friend of student who study abroad . The rate of students that emigrate from their native city to study is constantly increasing, whether for a year, a postgraduate degree or an...

Ahu Yildiz, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Her molecular platform imitates cellular membranes and facilitates the development and testing of new medicines. All of the cells of living organisms are encapsulated by a membrane whose thickness is measured in nanometers that separates them from the...

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...

Zoi Giavri, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Earlier and more accurate diagnoses for brain conditions thanks to Brainance, a software that transforms MRI tests into accurate 3D reconstructions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are used to perform diagnostic tests which provide detailed images of the structure and make-up of the...

Giorgia Lodi, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Protection of critical financial structures.

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...

Blanca Lorena Villareal, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
She has created a robotic nose to quickly detect and track the trajectory of the source of a smell. Blanca has developed an artificial olfactory system by copying some characteristics of the natural system, the biological nose, which could be...

Matthieu Claybrough, France. 2016

Innovator
His crowd of drones identifies problems on the surface of a plane in just 20 minutes. Imagining a swarm of drones hovering around a plane of passengers could generate more suspicion than calm among the potential occupiers of the...

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...

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...

Manuel Rozas, Chile. 2016

Innovator
Revolutionizing drug and toxicology screens thanks to his enzymes, already used by the FBI. Why is the FBI interested in the guts of a mollusk that lives almost 9,000 kilometers from their branch offices in Washington, D.C. (USA)? The answer...

Matteo Laffranchi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Handling systems for i robots.

David Fattal , France. 2013

Innovator
A revolutionary 3-D display to provide a new look to moving images. Images and 3D video on mobile devices without glasses.  Who does not remember his first experience of a holographic image, and the...

Luis Cuende, Spain. 2016

Innovator
Using Bitcoin technology as a notary public 2.0 and to fight patent trolls. While Bitcoin struggles to take off in the currency market, its blockchain technology is generating a disruptive tidal...