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Matteo Bovolenta, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Therapy for DMD. New perspectives to the correction of genetic mutations cause of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). 

Guilherme Lichand, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has encouraged the collection of data with low-end phones to improve the management of social problems. Every December 12th farmers in the region of Ceará, in the northeast of Brazil, place six salt crystals aligned on a sheet or another type of flat...

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...

Arnoldo Müller, Central America. 2014

Innovator
His 'cloud' software is capable of quickly comparing large quantities of data, detecting patterns and helping to make decisions. A Doctor of Computer Engineering and passionate about the possibilities of big data, Arnoldo is the founder of the company SimMachines, which has...

Víctor Freundt, Peru. 2013

Innovator
He has used digital manufacturing of customized toys to enhance creativity. The importance of play in physical, mental and spiritual development, coupled with technology could be the foundation for creating products and...

Laura Peña, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Lubricant nano fluids that multiply wear resistance. Mexican companies in the metalworking industry, which account for around 14 percent of the country´s manufacturing GDP, coexist in a tough...

Álvaro Pereyra, Peru. 2016

Innovator
Anyone can program without compatibility and download requirements thanks to his cloud platform. When the first computers became publicly available, knowing how to program was an indispensable requirement. To print a file, for example, it was...

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...

Lucas Toledo, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
A twenty-first century bicycle for twenty-first century needs . An urban transport strike paralyzed the Argentinian city of Córdoba in 2012. Faced with this situation, Lucas Toledo asked himself if there wasn´t...

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...

Andrés Felipe Gutiérrez, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has created a programming infrastructure of open code for small and medium companies. A wide majority of web sites that exists and are been created every day, works thanks to the language PHP. To make the process rapid and efficient...

Edgar Rodríguez, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Designed a condenser that extracts water from the humidity in the air without using electricity . In 2025, 1.8 billion people will reside in areas which face a tremendous scarcity of water, and two thirds of the world´s population is expected...

Marta Krupińska, Poland. 2016

Innovator
When she was 18, it was cheaper for Marta Krupińska to buy an airplane ticket from Dublin (Ireland) to Kraków (Poland), her home town, than to...

Thibault Duchemin, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Breaking down social and professional barriers for the deaf and hearing-impaired with an app that transcribes group conversations. As the only hearing member of an otherwise deaf family and with sign language as his mother tongue, it was only natural that Thibault Duchemin would...

Felipe Betancur, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
Developing low cost devices made with household utensils and based on open source software for the disabled. "This recording will self-destruct in a few seconds" was Felipe Betancur´s favorite phrase when he was a child and a loyal fan of science fiction...

Georg Schaumann , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Luminous bacteria. If you want to produce vital nutrients from grain, or fuel from organic waste, or plastic bags from regrowing resources, the one thing you need is...

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'...

Ivonne Quiñones, Peru. 2015

Innovator
Her digital platform for messager services boosts the economy and reduces the environmental impact in big cities. Text in Spanish from its original source: MIT Technology Review Spanish edition

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...

Fernando Derossi, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Using big data and image processing to increase agricultural productivity . Eight years of experience in the agricultural industry lead Fernando Derossi to look for a technological solution to eradicate the inefficiencies...

Mariano Nuñez, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
Leading system for protecting enterprise software. Imagine that a cyber-hacker enters the system used by a company to pay its employees and suppliers, manages sales and organize its production line...

Daniel Cuartas, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has designed a pupil tracker which helps persons with reduced mobility to control their surroundings. Those affected by spinal injuries following an accident or a degenerative disease lose the autonomy to perform everyday activities such as...

Allison Derenne, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
This young Belgian wants to accelerate the development of new biopharmaceuticals with a proprietary infrared spectrometry technique . By the time she had finished her doctoral thesis in 2013, Allison Derenne had discovered that the pharmaceutical industry, which relies on...

Julieta Cabello, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
She has created transgenic plants resistant to frost, drought and salinity. Within four decades the world population will surpass 12 billion people and the FAO estimates that food production will need to have increased by...

David Cohen-Tanugi, France. 2015

Innovator
A desalinization membrane made out of graphene. 1,200 million people live in areas where water is a scarce resource, according to a 2007 UN report. The most affected areas are also some of the...

Daniel Jacobo, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
He has developed an alternative to GM systems to convert vegetable waste in bioactive compound factories. Daniel is developing an emerging technology, with pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications, used to produce bioactive compounds from fruit...

Thomas Samuel, France. 2014

Innovator
Solar lighting systems for poor regions. A durable and hard-wearing solar system to produce electricity in developing regions Seeing the world through a humanitarian program is...

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...

Demian Slobinsky, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created compact, high performance and reprogrammable computing platforms . Supercomputers are a vital resource in research centers, scarce and expensive at the same time because they consume huge amounts of electricity 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,...