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Michal Mikulski, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His robot performs rehabilitation therapy for muscular injuries and atrophy. Duschenne muscular dystrophy is a hereditary and degenerative disease which destroys the involuntary muscle cells. The deterioration begins in...

Fabrizio Antonelli, Italy. 2014

Innovator
Text mining using semantic analysis. Text mining of large data sets through semantic analysis After a Master in Computer Sciences at Turin University and a training and research...

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...

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...

David Schlesinger, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has created a computer program to improve the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. There are about 7,000 rare diseases (those with low incidence rates among the population) of which about 80% have a genetic origin. According to...

Jakob Johansson, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Saving lives through virtual reality will be possible thanks to more realistic robotic hands designed using artificial intelligence. Virtual reality had a great year in 2015, and the launch of new headsets like the HTC Vive VR and the Microsoft Hololens seemed to signal the promise...

Julio Alemán, Central America. 2016

Innovator
His tiny structures, which replicate the function of human organs, could lead to better cancer treatments. When Julio Alemán talks about "humanizing pharmaceutical trials", he is referring to creating platforms (or chips) which accurately reflect the...

Luis Pacheco, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Demonstrating the potential of 3D printing with his software which teaches users to design their own models . 3D printing is becoming more widespread all the time. But technical knowledge and skills are required in order to take advantage of its full...

Canan Dagdeviren, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Her electrical implants gather enough energy from the heartbeat to power a pacemaker. The human being has used its own body to generate mechanical energy from the dawn of time.  Moving the muscles of the body allows us to...

Rainer Jäkel, Germany. 2013

Innovator
Learn as all the people. Learn observing and imitating the people. Rainer Jäkel is teaching robots observation and imitation. Closely watched by several cameras...

Xavier Damman, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
Social movements will have better financial support via the internet thanks to his platform . Thanks to the internet, anyone can launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds. Whether the aim be to commercialize a product or carry out...

Danilo Cantero, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
His reactor that obtains sugars from cellulose could allow biomass to substitute petroleum. Currently, our society depends on petroleum as both a source of energy and as a prime material for the production of chemical compounds like...

Pierre Valade, France. 2015

Innovator
An electronic calendar application for desktop and mobile devices. Fed up with calendar applications not fitting his needs, innovator Pierre Valade decided to create his own. He wanted to have all the information...

Katarzyna Nawrotek, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Her personalized, biocompatible implants can regenerate and reconnect damaged nerves . Between the United States and Europe, more than 600,000 people suffer nerve damage which includes either cut or crushed nerves each year. These...

Marcos Vargas, Peru. 2013

Innovator
He has devised a virtual assistant to generate customized learning routes on the web. A high percentage of web surfers wanting to learn about a particular topic online get lost in an ocean of irrelevant information, or wander off...

Stanislaw Ostoja-Starzewski, France. 2014

Innovator
Helping to access internet through minisatellites. A set of mini-satellites to provide affordable and universal access to Internet ''A network of 50 nanosatellites could easily update all of...

Paolo Bianchini, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Optical microscopes with super resolution. A high-resolution nanoscope for the deep analysis of biological tissues and organs A new class of super high-resolution optical microscope,...

Eduardo Jorgensen, Europe. 2017

Innovator
His "artificial pancreas" aims to improve the day-to-day quality of life and response to treatment of diabetic patients. Although the future of the young doctor Eduardo Jorgensen was focused on neurosurgery, his career took a turn three years ago. Still a medical...

Tom Baden, Germany. 2016

Innovator
With a mixture of open source software and 3-D printing, Tom Baden wants to enable laboratories to produce part of their equipment themselves. "I believe that at the moment the concept of 'what is required for science must inevitably be expensive' is disintegrating," says 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...

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...

Marcelo Lanfranconi, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has created an application that enables bill payments from cell phones and encourages users to be take advantage of banking services. The percentage of adults holding bank accounts worldwide and in developing countries has reached 41%; a problem that leads to financial exclusion...

Alberto Ferrari, Italy. 2014

Innovator
ABF system for Parkinson's disease. A tutoring and monitoring system for Parkinson-affected patients Parkinson's disease is certainly one of the most common degenerative diseases...

Melissa Rodríguez, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Wireless monitoring of water pollutants through a biosensor network. Environmental pollution, particularly water pollution and its relationship with public health, is one of the key issues in sustainable development...

Luca Mottola, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Software platform for UAV connected to the Internet. LiftOff: Let Internet fly! The next IT revolution is about to happen. In the near future, new internet-connected micro drones with dedicated...

Giorgia Lodi, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Protection of critical financial structures.

Bernat Ollé , Spain. 2013

Innovator
A Pill Filled with Bacteria Instead of Drugs. Investigating new drug therapies through the modulation of human microbiome. In any battle, victory may be obtained either by fighting one's...

Belén Masiá, Spain. 2014

Innovator
Mitigating visual disabilities with computational techniques. Combining research in human cognitive processes and computing techniques to detect and alleviate visual impairments. Not all information is...

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  

Despina Fragouli, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Smart cards and textiles.