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Octavio Novelo, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Turning mobile phones into piggy banks with an app that incentivizes short and medium term savings. Pigs and piggy banks share a common shape and purpose. The former is fattened up before being slaughtered, and the latter is filled before being...

Emilio de la Jara, Chile. 2016

Innovator
Isolated communities can gain access to cheaper, sustainable energy thanks to his hydraulic system . Access to a stable and affordable energy supply is a key factor for economic development. Yet more than 1.2 billion people live with without this...

Ansgar Jonietz , Germany. 2016

Innovator
This physician founded the online service washabich.de to translate the technical jargon of medical findings in a manner understandable for laymen– free of charge. "As a medical student, I have been asked time and again by family members and acquaintances to explain a finding," the 31 year-old Ansgar Jonietz...

Valeria Springer, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
She has created a rapid food contamination detection kit that works with the help of a smartphone. Pesticides are chemical or biological agents that are used to protect against insects, weeds and crop pests that present a risk to human life....

Jorge García, Central America. 2015

Innovator
The population can verify electoral results through his collaborative platform . VotoSocial (Honduras) Countries like Honduras have needed to rebuild the public´s trust in certain processes whose transparency has been...

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...

Adrián García, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Small farmers can maximize their benefits by connecting directly with consumers through his platform. Between a farmer selling his harvest and the product arriving in stores and ultimately being sold to the consumer there is a long chain of...

Jaime Sotomayor, Peru. 2015

Innovator
His website allows users to create and orders a-la-cárte batteries without requiring technical know-how. Text in Spanish from its original source: MIT Technology Review Spanish edition

Raycho Raychev, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Designing affordable spacecraft and online training programs to open access up to young students, institutions, universities and aerospace companies. More than half of all Spaniards say they believe in homeopathic remedies and other undemonstrated pseudo sciences, according to the latest Social...

Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
Creator of a system to safely store and use personal data Anonymity and re-identification are two very familiar concepts for the young Belgian...

Santiago Correa, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
The owners of large farms can monitor the condition of their crops from home thanks to his app . Colombia has a longstanding tradition as a banana producer and exporter thanks to optimal climate and soil conditions. The ease with which this...

Alessandro Cocci, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Portable and simple diagnostic tests for Real Time PCR. A portable and easy-to-use genetic identification system The e-health group within STMicroelectronics is a research team composed primarily by...

Adolfo Valdivieso, Peru. 2016

Innovator
Incorporating real world objects into digital education applications to accelerate learning. "I was fortunate enough to discover at a young age that learning is fun." This is how Adolfo Valdivieso began to recount the journey which...

Ramón Bacre, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His biotech fertilizer fights climate change. “The most critical global problem is global warming”, according to the biotechnological engineer and master in Earth sciences Ramon Bacre. For...

Federico Gaona, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
His smart detector for Chagas disease could save thousands of lives . Chagas disease is an endemic problem in Latin America, where it represents the most common parasitic disease, with an estimated six to eight...

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...

Tales Gomes, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Developed a diagnostic platform to detect diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

Santiago Villegas, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has created a social network for citizens to report crimes quickly and securely. For a city like Medellín, which is included every year on the classification of most violent cities in the world, every little helps to break free...

José Tomás Arenas, Chile. 2013

Innovator
He has designed an image screening and tele-medical platform to prevent diabetic blindness. Diabetes is one of the most significant health problems worldwide and represents the main cause of blindness in the working population. For this...

Peter Loskill , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Organs on a chip. Chips instead of humans: Peter Loskill wants to position the most important organs of the human body on tiny electronic building blocks. The...

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...

José Luis Rubio , Spain. 2015

Innovator
His technology reduces the number of unnecessary biopsies performed to diagnose skin cancer . Skin cancer is the most common form of this deadly disease: every year between two and three million new cases are diagnosed worldwide, and these...

Lorrana Scarpioni, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
She has created a social network for time exchange through the trading of experiences and skills. In the last couple of years the ability to exchange goods and services through the what has come to be known as collaborative economy has given...

José Manuel Aguilar, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Biotechnology platform to obtain cheap vaccines quickly. On June 11th, 2009 the World Health Organization announced the emergence of  an influenza type A pandemic, caused by a new H1N1 virus of...

Matthew Cole, Europe. 2017

Innovator
He is developing the X-rays of the future based on innovative nanomaterials. X-rays are the key element to obtaining medical images which lead to conclusive diagnoses of bone fractures or even certain types of cancer. The...

Francesco Malara, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Photo-Volta-Chromic Cells. A new type of PhotoVoltaChromic Cells (PVCCs) A recent European directive has drawn the attention on the issue of energy efficiency in the...

David Leal, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Created a machine that unprints the ink from sheets of paper . Printers are becoming smarter and smarter. However, they are still not able to undo their work, and this leads to an even greater use of paper....

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...

José Velez, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
Has created a payment platform that provides greater accessibility to electronic commerce.. Jose Fernando Velez interprets his rewards in the TR35 Colombia awards, as recognition of the work done in PagosOnline in the last 10 years. Until...

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...