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*(only for 2017's edition)

Chris Natt, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Reducing accidents and improving safety for mine extraction will be possible thanks to his 3D printing tools. Two years have passed since the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set by the United Nations (UN) in 2000 was reached. In...

Xiaoxiang Zhu , Germany. 2015

Innovator
X-raying the Earth. Xiaoxiang Zhu has developed a method to measure changes on our planet more accurately than ever before. Xiaoxiang Zhu is uncertain – even if...

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...

Daniella García, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
Young people can create the technology of the future and avoid poverty through her programming school . Bolivia can be proud of being one of the Latin American countries with the lowest youth unemployment rate. Only 5.2% of young people between the...

Gustavo Caetano, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has created a specialized group of Internet business solutions for corporate digital communication. Gustavo Caetano was born in a small town in Brazil. Five years ago, this young entrepreneur created Samba Tech while he was still studying at the...

Eduardo Bontempo, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has created an adaptive learning platform to personalize education in colleges and universities. Teachers and parents are aware that every classroom is comprised by a very heterogeneous group in which the degree of maturity of the students,...

Josue Gio, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
He has designed an application which allows travelers to book their accommodation at the last minute. Josué Gio is the founder of LastRoom, a Mexican startup that has revolutionized the travel industry, meeting the need to book a last minute hotel...

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...

Luigi Abbatelli, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Intelligent power modules for motor control.

Óscar Sánchez, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
His cloud-based call center helps companies to provide telephone-based support services through a simple web link . Internet and social media offer a window to the world for any small company to offer its services. But it may be necessary to attend to current or...

Jakob Johansson, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Saving lives through virtual reality will be possible thanks to more realistic robotic hands designed using artificial intelligence. Virtual reality had a great year in 2015, and the launch of new headsets like the HTC Vive VR and the Microsoft Hololens seemed to signal the promise...

Antonio Navas, Central America. 2014

Innovator
His free language learning platform enables the creation of new collaborative courses. Antonio Navas is the creator of the Duolingo system; the language education platform launched in 2012 that is now used by more than 30 million...

Guillaume Wegria, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
Helping plants to grow in spite of the droughts caused by climate change . Climate change is not only threatening to elevate the global temperature but also to alter precipitation patterns, both in terms of quantity and...

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...

Isabel Medem, Peru. 2014

Innovator
Launched a system of dry bathrooms that recycle human feces to produce compost . In Peru, more than nine million people lack adequate sanitation systems in their households. Medem founded X-runner in 2011, a company that sells...

Paolo Franceschetti, Italy. 2011

Innovator
A system for producing drinking water thanks to solar energy .

Javier Sánchez, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His compact, low cost electric vehicle combines the advantages of a car and a motorcycle to transport passengers safely and avoid traffic jams. While driving back and forth between his home in the suburbs of Bogota (Colombia) and his university in the city center, Javier Sánchez suffered...

Gonzalo Murillo, Spain. 2016

Innovator
Using energy 'that floats in the air' to power internet of things sensors without batteries . It is clear to the engineer Gonzalo Murillo from Granada (Spain) that in a not-so-distant future the internet 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...

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,...

Ana Gabriela Gallardo, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Universal technology for medicine dosage. Diabetes is one of the biggest problems in public health in Mexico, which ranks 10th place worldwide in number of diabetes patients. More than 10...

Svenja Hinderer, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Developing replacement heart valves that grow alongside and adapt to childrens’ bodies as they mature. Svenja Hinderer wants to spare children with heart conditions from having to undergo numerous operations. The 32-year-old is developing a synthetic...

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...

Javier Humberto Galindo, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
Has developed a software that improves the security and performance of the planet’s organizations. Javier Humberto Galindo owner and founder of ITAC Company; collects two million dollars per year, grows at a rate of 40 percent and provides work...

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...

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...

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...

Fernando David Rivero, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
New methods to eradicate parasitic diseases. David Fernando Rivero´s story is one of a young scientist who, after several years of research and enormous individual and team efforts, has...

Katarzyna Nawrotek, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Her personalized, biocompatible implants can regenerate and reconnect damaged nerves . Between the United States and Europe, more than 600,000 people suffer nerve damage which includes either cut or crushed nerves each year. These...

Daniel Pérez, Chile. 2016

Innovator
He has created the world´s largest database for the systematic review of health-related studies to assist physicians in decision-making . A study published in 1998 linked certain vaccines to autism. Although 12 years later the publication retracted upon discovering that the study´s...