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Jean Chaoui, France. 2014

Innovator
System to help in orthopedic surgery. Creation of an augmented reality system for computer assisted orthopedic surgery If the sign of good, effective technology is that it can be...

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...

Catherine de Wolf, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
Urban metabolism to decrease the environmental impact of buildings. Her database measures CO2 emissions stemming from building construction to minimize the carbon footprint. 45% of the gas emissions which...

Amparo Nalvarte, Peru. 2014

Innovator
She has created a mobile payment system for smartphones using QR codes. In Peru, only 23% of businesses accept credit and debit cards, while 46% of Peruvians would rather use their cards. Nalvarte, a Business...

Martín Restrepo, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has created a learning methodology based on mobile technology to improve business and academic training for youngsters. Visiting a cemetery is probably not a fun plan, nor does it seem the most comfortable setting in which to impart a literature class. Nevertheless...

Tobias Kraus, Germany. 2013

Innovator
Cleaning up in the nanoworld. Nanoparticles are usually a rather chaotic bunch. Tobias Kraus has brought order to chaos – paving the way for applications yet undreamt of...

Roberto Villa, Italy. 2014

Innovator
A system for intelligent tires. A cybersystem for smart tyres Roberto Villa's commitment is addressed to the driver, namely to offer him a solution and guarantee that his car's...

Gustavo Bessone , Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
Created an intuitive platform to manage online advertising . Taggify Beyond providing a source of revenue for online portals, internet advertising provides a more intuitive and economical medium for...

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...

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...

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....

Hugo Mercier, Europe. 2017

Innovator
The first non-invasive wearable device designed to improve sleep quality through sound. Recent studies conducted by the US Centers of Disease Control and the World Health Organisation show that over one third of the world’s population is...

Diego Aranha, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Created a platform that allows society to supervise election results. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

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...

Miriam Reyes, Spain. 2015

Innovator
Helps children with autism to learn through adapted, digital storybooks. One out of every 160 children suffers from a disorder within the spectrum of autism, although recent studies estimate that this number could be even...

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...

Isaac Castro, Spain. 2013

Innovator
Adaptable the new way to improve the effectiveness in radiation therapy. He created an adaptable examination table to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy. Sitting on a doctor's table to be examined is...

Matthieu Claybrough, France. 2016

Innovator
His crowd of drones identifies problems on the surface of a plane in just 20 minutes. Imagining a swarm of drones hovering around a plane of passengers could generate more suspicion than calm among the potential occupiers of the...

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...

Marco Rolandi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Biocompatible polysaccharide nanofibers for devices.

Ezequiel Escobar, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has created an application that transforms a smartphone into a hearing aid. According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 5% of the global population suffers from disabling hearing loss. Ezequiel...

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...

Guido Vilariño, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Bringing politics into the XXI century with his citizen participation platform . Internet has revolutionized every aspect of modern life, and politics are no exception. The use of social media to galvanize public protests is...

Marta Bojarska, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Researcher at University of Duisburg Essen. Water and air are the two main driving forces of nature. Unfortunately, as the Earth becomes more and more populated, air and water sources are...

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...

Pablo Orduña, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Massive access to a network of remote laboratories. Massive access to a remote laboratories network for schools and universities. There are skills that can only be learned through experiments...

Manuel Emilio Velis, Central America. 2015

Innovator
Allows rural communities to communicate with each other to prevent natural disasters. Community Action Network (El Salvador) Considering the fact that in terms of natural disasters El Salvador is the most vulnerable country in the...

Elena Soaje, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Her educational drone, constructed with Legos and operated via Smartphone, aims to stimulate the scientific vocation of children . For six years the young Elena Soaje worked as a financial manager for a company that coordinates several make-up companies in Guadalajara (Mexico...

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...

Iker Marcaide, Spain. 2011

Innovator
An order way to made payments. Easier and cheaper international money payments. Iker Marcaide is the perfect example of how one can take advantage of a setback. While he...