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Łukasz Kołtowski, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His portable smart spirometer will improve the lives of patients with pulmonary diseases . One flight of stairs can feel like climbing Mt. Everest for those who suffer from obstructive pulmonary diseases. One of these conditions, asthma...

Luis Flores, Peru. 2016

Innovator
Luis Flores. There is nothing more efficient at moving under water than a fish. So, what better thana fish, or hundreds of them, to monitor the health of rivers...

Larisa Dunai, Spain. 2013

Innovator
Acoustic system for detecting obstacles by blind people. She designed an acoustic system for object detection and navigation for blind people. There are 40 million totally blind people in the world...

Luca Mottola, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Software platform for UAV connected to the Internet. LiftOff: Let Internet fly! The next IT revolution is about to happen. In the near future, new internet-connected micro drones with dedicated...

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...

Marcos Chaparro, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a low cost electrocardiograph that connects to mobile phones and to the cloud. The difference between a heart attack being serious or irreparable may reside in the diagnosis taking ten minutes to confirm instead of an hour....

Francisco Colombatti, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
His treatment will make soybean flour cheaper, safer and more reliable . According to data compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the worldwide production of soybean exceeds 300 million...

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...

Andrés Klein, Chile. 2013

Innovator
He has devised a new strategy to predict the progression of Gaucher's disease. Gaucher's disease, one of the so-called "rare diseases", affects approximately 30,000 people worldwide. This hereditary disease causes the...

Michael Thiel , Germany. 2016

Innovator
This physicist has developed the most accurate 3D printer in the world and wants to print components for nanorobots, for example.. The smallest Eiffel Tower in the world is located in the province of Baden (Germany). In an inconspicuous plastic box, embedded in black foam, it...

Martín Frascaroli, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
His virtual assistant improves the interaction of companies with their clients Internet and Web. Currently, and as a result of large workloads, the majority of companies and institutions no do not have enough time to attend to their clients´...

Daniel Aranguren, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has developed a high reliability system to predict thunderstorms used by some of the biggest oil companies in Colombia. After the investigation Daniel Aranguren did at the National University of Colombia and during his stays in Europe and United States; he founded...

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...

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...

Pau García-Milá, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Virtual Desktop in the Cloud. Virtual desktop without the Cloud. “I am not a futurist; I simply turn my ideas into reality”. Pau Garcia-Milà, is 24 years old only but has...

Fernando Zvietcovich, Peru. 2014

Innovator
He has developed a 3D modeling software for cutaneous leishmaniasis injuries. Leishmaniasis is one of the most characteristic diseases in Peru, and amounts to the second largest tropical endemic of the region. The lack of...

Jannai Flaschberger, Europe. 2017

Innovator
His air quality collaborative initiative uses cheap sensors to achieve breathable and healthier air. Air quality monitoring stations are expensive, rare and only offer limited insights into the full picture of pollution. Jannai Flaschberger has found...

Eva Hernández, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Her low-cost, reactive strips detect vaginal infections non-invasively . Untreated vaginal infections can increase the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and can cause complications during pregnancy...

Solveiga Pakštaitė, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Her tactile label indicates real expiry date by imitating food biostructure and its reaction to the environment. Approximately one third of the food products produced for mass consumption worldwide (1.3 billion tons) is thrown away or goes bad without being...

Jordina Arcal, Spain. 2016

Innovator
Eating disorders, obesity and childhood psychosis can be controlled with her health apps. In Spain, only half of the patients with a chronic disease correctly follow the prescribed treatment. Experiencing a notable...

Belén Masiá, Spain. 2014

Innovator
Mitigating visual disabilities with computational techniques. Combining research in human cognitive processes and computing techniques to detect and alleviate visual impairments. Not all information is...

Geert Houben, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
The elderly will gain access to support services more easily with his platform, helping to reduce the digital divide. Europe, Japan and to a lesser degree the United States are all facing the progressive aging of their populations. During the upcoming decades,...

Luz Rello, Spain. 2014

Innovator
New solutions for dyslexia. Software tools to help dyslexic children read and write For dyslexic children, learning is not easy. This neurological disability, impairing...

Jean Chaoui, France. 2014

Innovator
System to help in orthopedic surgery. Creation of an augmented reality system for computer assisted orthopedic surgery If the sign of good, effective technology is that it can be...

Arkadiusz Stopczynski, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His portable brain scanner will improve the quality of medical care for brain diseases in the most remote regions. There are no neurologists in the Kingdom of Bhutan. In this country nestled in the Himalaya mountain range between China and India, the entire...

Ivo Boniolo, Italy. 2014

Innovator
Bike + A "hybrid" bicycle . Ivo Boniolo started working on hybrid vehicles during his PhD years at Milan Polytechnic. Combining his postgraduate studies in Information Sciences...

Mariángela Vargas, Central America. 2016

Innovator
The benefits of blood plasma could reach underdeveloped countries thanks to her cheaper fractionating method . The benefits of blood plasma are increasingly well known. Some of its proteins, such as immunoglobulin and albumin, are used during surgery and...

Claudio Trindade, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Created a new intraocular implant device for treating corneal diseases. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition  

Visa Sippola, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Preventing postoperative complications while surgeons cut or perforate bone will be possible thanks to his surgical device. Some medical procedures necessitate cutting or perforating bone, but this implies a risk of accidentally damaging neighboring tissue. This type of...

Andrea Goldin, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
Her computer games balance out the academic results of at-risk children who cannot regularly attend class. Until now, research in cognitive training was based on pathological situations. However Goldin goes beyond that and wants to examine 'normal'...