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Víctor Serdio, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His chips with nanometric sensors detect the individual proteins associated with cancer. The Mexican nanotechnologist Victor Serdio, who works out of the Technological Institute of Tokio (Japan), founded his own startup, Mursla...

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...

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...

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

Carlos Castro, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His non-invasive, white blood cell count device protects cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. One of the most severe side-effects suffered by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments is a depressed white blood cell count. These cells...

Vanessa Testoni, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
She has created a new technique for secure shopping via the Internet.

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...

Ángel Alberich , Spain. 2015

Innovator
More objective and precise diagnostics using algorithms to process medical imagery. Ángel Alberich believes that there is an absence of objective data that can be used to catalogue certain medical conditions, which are ultimately...

Loris Sinigoi, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Enzymes to catalyze the chemical production of polymers.

Francesca Romano, Italy. 2012

Innovator
A powerful framework for managing apps.

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...

Jorge Bueno, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His indoor tracking system is more precise and less intrusive. The Spanish innovator Jorge Bueno has created an extremely precise indoor tracking system for large spaces. His company, Proximus, sells to shopping...

Renato Silvio Mortera, Italy. 2011

Innovator
MISO: creams and ointments with prolonged effect.

Despina Fragouli, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Smart cards and textiles.

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  

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...

Rebeca Hwang, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
Creation and promotion of innovative initiatives for socio-economic and environmental advancement . As a citizen of the world, this young woman has promoted major initiatives of real utility with a global perspective. Born in South Korea, she...

Manuel Moliner, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Synthesizing selective nanomaterials for industry. Synthesis of selective nanomaterials for industrial use Fossil fuels can count their days as a key piece of the energy system. Industry...

Jérémy Stoss, France. 2016

Innovator
Sending money to Africa quickly and cheaply, and controlling how it is spent is now possible. More than half of citizens living in developing countries survive on less than a euro a day, according to the World Bank. For them, emigrating to...

Lucía Valencia, Peru. 2013

Innovator
Created a new sales and collective funding platform for responsable consumers. This young graduate in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific (Peru) is the inventor of DUHEM, a virtual collective financing...

Teresa Gonzalo, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Preventing the HIV with commercial nanotechnology. A microbucude gel to prevent HIV infection An estimated 33 million people live with HIV worldwide, and 5 millions are infected each...

Luis Alonso, Spain. 2013

Innovator
Improving the design of buildings with superinsulator material. The creation of a new highly insulating material for ecosustainable and creative architecture. Building energy-efficient structures is one...

César Esquivel , Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Patients in need of a blood transfusion can find donors more easily through his web platform. One evening, César Esquivel, a biomedical engineer, was working late when a colleague approached him: "I need your help. My wife has leukemia and she...

Jorge Bado, Peru. 2016

Innovator
His web platform provides medical insurance policy holders with quick and easy access to information on their coverage, medical centers and specialists. While working in the insurance industry a few years ago, Jorge Bado observed that medical insurance policy holders were largely uninformed or...

Jorge Bravo, Spain. 2013

Innovator
Creation of a photonic graphene. He created a “photonic graphene” to generate highly efficient lasers and LEDs and store sun energy. Very few breakthroughs in the physics...

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...

Daniel Ramírez, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Virtual booths used to process government pensions remotely. In Colombia there are many adults who receive a pension. However the application process is not an easy one for those eligible for benefits,...

Enrique Lomnitz, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Rainwater collection system for low resource in urban areas . Harvesting rainwater is the solution proposed by the innovator Enrique Lomnitz to ensure the availability of water for daily use in cities. In...

Martino Fornasa, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Managing workflow with spreadsheets.

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...