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Juan Sebastián Osorio, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
Personalized medical devices for an specialized medical care. They have already made history and they are now transforming not only markets, but our lives too. They started by killing the PC, and yet they...

Daniel Vogel, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Using the widespread ownership of mobile phones in Mexico and his Bitcoin based platform to increase access to banking services. When Daniel Vogel was studying an MBA at Harvard University (USA), he became aware of some important problems in Mexico: only 40% of adults have a...

Olga Malinkiewicz, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Created a printing technology that produces cheap, flexible sheets of perovskite that could revolutionize the energy industry. A world where the most advanced solar technology can be purchased by the meter at the supermarket, installed in two minutes without the help of a...

Maciej Machulak, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His protocol puts the control of personal data shared via the internet back in the users´ hands . Every time a user registers on a social media network, they must cede part of their privacy to the company that regents it. It is not always clear...

Christian Holz , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Thoughtful touchscreen. Christian Holz is working on a touchscreen that recognizes its users. If Christian Holz gets his way, passwords will be a thing of the past...

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,...

Siegfried Rasthofer and Steven Arzt , Germany. 2016

Innovator
These computer scientists developed a tool which analyzes cyber attacks in minutes. The call from McAfee came as a surprise to Siegfried Rasthofer and Steven Arzt: Approximately 20,000 Asians had fallen victim to a massive data...

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...

Juan Carlos Guáqueta, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Water purification system to treat worm infested sewage for use in irrigation and fertilization. About 85% of the sewage water in Colombia is emptied into rivers and other sources of ground water with no prior treatment to eliminate residues....

Daniela Galindo, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Her software allows people suffereing from various disabilities to communicate with the rest of the world. . More than 300 million people worldwide suffer from some form of disability or ailment such as autism, Down´s syndrome, cerebral palsy, mental...

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...

Julien de Wit, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Charting new habitable planets and stars outside our solar system. How would we see life differently if we discovered that thousands or millions of inhabited worlds exist on other planetary systems thus far invisible...

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...

Wendell Coltro, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
Has invented a low cost technology to manufacture paper-based, microfluidic analysis devices . For over a decade the ability to analyze biological samples of blood and urine using small, inexpensive tools has forecasted a similar revolution...

Pablo Orlando , Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
He aims to democratize autonomous vehicles through an artificial intelligence system. Inipop The primary cause of most traffic accidents is human error. More than 1,250,000 deaths each year are caused by this type of accident...

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....

Christian Stemberger , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Fishing for cells. Christian Stemberger fishes specialized immune cells out of donor blood. He wants to use them to treat infections, autoimmune conditions, and even...

Daniel Ortiz, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His system for genetically identifying pathogens can accelerate the diagnostic process from a two day process to just four hours. Genomics are positioned to trigger the great medical revolution of the 21st century. In addition to the ability to drive the development of...

Ruben Costa, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Making light last forever with his environmentally friendly bio-LEDs. For almost two decades, scientist all over the world have been debating the same question: Is it possible to take advantage of the bioluminescent...

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...

Deniz Dalkara , France. 2014

Innovator
Viruses which carry genes to the retina to prevent blindness . Creation of viruses capable of transporting to the retina in a less invasive treatment necessary blindness gene. Fighting hereditary,...

Geert Slachmuylders, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
His turbines extract previously unattainable energy from water . Leveraging the natural energy of water flows is not a new idea; the Romans used this method to carry out useful jobs. This idea has evolved since...

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...

Javier Hernández, Spain. 2016

Innovator
His intelligent devices detect stress and emotions to help people . Everyone´s day-to-day routines are influenced by stress levels and the many emotions that we experience, which can have a negative...

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  

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...

Irene Bonadies, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Pipes made with nanomaterials. A new generation of tubes based on nanomaterials with high repellence to water and dirt Irene Bonadies is a young scientist working at the...

Cristina Rodríguez, Spain. 2013

Innovator
A new app to find the way. Guided platform, accessible and universal for indoor and outdoor spaces. It happens that a research aimed at addressing the difficulties of...

Rebeca Abergel, France. 2014

Innovator
A pill to decontaminate people after a radiation exposure. Developing of a versatile and safe drug to mitigate the effects of contamination by radioactive elements. Thorium, uranium, plutonium, these...

Antoine Hubert, France. 2015

Innovator
Developed the first biorefinery insect in the world. FAO has been advising for years that humans should find more sustainable ways to include more animal protein in their diet. With 8,000 million...