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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...

Camilo Herrera, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
His solar-powered streetlamps light up low resource areas at night. The absence of electric power service is a problem in many areas of the world. This limitation prevents communities from prolonging work or study...

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...

Victor Vilarrasa, Spain. 2014

Innovator
His numerical tool can help lower the energetic cost of underground storage of CO2. Digital tools to make geological storage of CO2 more affordable We know it, it is being highlighted as the greatest risk for the world and...

Sonia Prieto, Ecuador. 2015

Innovator
Designed a new form of concrete, made with paper and cardboard, that lowers the cost of low income housing . Half of the houses in Ecuador do not have access to basic services like electricity, running water and garbage removal services, according to the...

Luis Alonso, Spain. 2013

Innovator
Improving the design of buildings with superinsulator material. The creation of a new highly insulating material for ecosustainable and creative architecture. Building energy-efficient structures is one...

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...

Joaquín Víquez, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Small farms can generate their own electricity, reduce costs and preserve the environment thanks to his customized biodigesters. Joaquín Víquez grew up in a family dedicated to agriculture and he learned from them that "being a farming producer is becoming more and more...

Simon Benmarraze, France. 2013

Innovator
A mirror system that concentrates sunlight to produce more economical energy. Compact solar thermodynamic technology to produce energy more economical and efficient. Building a thermosolar plant in a country like...

Samuel Sánchez , Spain. 2014

Innovator
The evolution of nano and tubular microrobots . His micro and nanotubular robots may carry drugs into cancer cells, decontaminate water or treat male infertility. It is any doctor's dream...

Agustín de Marco, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created an intuitive and flexible tool for creating customized web videos and animations. The struggle to stand out and communicate effectively over the Internet and social network sites has found in recent years a new goldmine: video...

Monica Gori , Italy. 2012

Innovator
Study and recovery of sensory disabilities in the early years of life.

José Luis de la Cruz, Peru. 2013

Innovator
He developed software that simplifies and lowers the cost of the electrification of rural areas. One in every five small towns in rural Peru does not have an electricity supply. In these cases the state is responsible for subsidizing...

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...

José Rivas, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Anyone can create a bank account from their mobile phone without visiting the bank in person thanks to his platform. Having a bank account is the first step towards accessing basic financial services. But in 2014, only 41% of Guatemalans over the age of 15 had a...

Joana Moscoso, Europe. 2017

Innovator
She aims to promote scientific knowledge, foreign language skills and social integration for foreign national students. The risk of early abandonment from education and training and unemployment for immigrants in the European Union (EU) is twice as high as it is for...

Fábio Piva, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Created a new technology for mobile commerce that allows physical stores to eliminate checkout lines. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition  

Clémentine Chambon, France. 2016

Innovator
Sustainable, miniature power stations that provide electricity to the neediest communities . One sixth of the world´s population does not have access to the electric grid. Approximately 80% of these more than 1.2 billion people live in...

Jorge Bado, Peru. 2016

Innovator
His web platform provides medical insurance policy holders with quick and easy access to information on their coverage, medical centers and specialists. While working in the insurance industry a few years ago, Jorge Bado observed that medical insurance policy holders were largely uninformed or...

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...

Thibault Helleputte, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
Data-driven personalized anticipative medicine. Developed the first bioinformatic test designed to provide early diagnosis of various types of arthritis Several painful years can pass from...

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...

Charles Fracchia, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
He is developing software and hardware tools that enable to collect previously‐uncollectable data in order to address the non‐reproducibility of experiments and build smart labs. In 2015, a study revealed that American scientists spend 28 billion dollars (approximately 24.7 billion euros) annually on irreproducible basic...

Marcos Chaparro, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a low cost electrocardiograph that connects to mobile phones and to the cloud. The difference between a heart attack being serious or irreparable may reside in the diagnosis taking ten minutes to confirm instead of an hour....

Ola Orchowska, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Her educational videogame, starring a robot, teaches children to learn to live with diabetes . A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children can seem like a life sentence of insulin injections and health concerns, coupled with the inability to...

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...

Marie André Destarac, Central America. 2015

Innovator
Her open software system improves diagnostics and the design for therapies to treat muscular injuries . Automation and Robotics Center, Technical University of Madrid Her passion for medical applications lead the Guatemalan Marie André Destarac to...

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,...

Rafael Luque, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Nanoparticles from residues used to turn biomass into bioplastics and biofuels.. “Society sees residues like a problem instead of a rich and important source to obtain high value products”, states Rafael Luque, a young chemist...

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...