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Nuria Rodríguez, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Capturing CO2 efficiently and economically. Capturing CO2 in an efficient and economical manner. At a time when mankind faces the great challenge to find a clean and effective energy...

Alberto Arrendondo, Central America. 2015

Innovator
Created a sustainable, water treatment system based on traditional knowledge . Green Energy Technologies (Nicaragua) Stocking up on drinking water is no simple task for 32% of the population of rural areas in Nicaragua, a...

Laura Parra, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
She has developed a system of sensors related to video games to improve the rehabilitation of children with mobility problems. For patients that have lost the mobility of any of their limbs or that have never had it, rehabilitation is vital to improve the way in which they...

Juan Pablo Reyes, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has integrated musical mechanics in an action game to enhance user experience. The musical mechanics are somewhat natural and attractive to humans. However, in many cases, the development of musical talent is rather tedious...

Kamila Staryga, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Her smart pad detects the presence of gynecological diseases in menstrual fluid and transmits the data to a smartphone . Each year 498 million people between the ages of 15 and 49 are infected by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis or trichomoniasis, four of the most...

Danielle Brants, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Developed a digital newspaper that translates the news into a language children can understand. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

María Zuluaga, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
Su brazo robótico enseñará, guiará y corregirá los movimientos de las manos de personas con dificultades motoras. While she worked as an au pair for a therapist in the United States, María Zuluaga discovered the challenges of therapies aimed at improving...

Adrián Armijos, Ecuador. 2016

Innovator
Using augmented reality to make books more attractive to children and help them to learn without realizing it . "Children seem to be born these days with a tablet under their arm while books seem boring to them," says the founder of The Wawa, Adrián Armijos...

Carles Garcia, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Debilitating side effects caused by human error during the application of epidurals may become a thing of the past thanks to his medical device. Epidurals are a medical advancement which allows patients to painlessly undergo procedures like giving birth and certain operations. But despite the...

José Rodríguez, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Sustainable Design and Architecture in a handheld application. The energy consumed by the everyday use of buildings (air conditioners, heating, lighting, motors, etc.) represents one quarter of the total...

Héctor Perea, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Creating implants with the patient's own cells. Using magnetic fields and biomaterials to create implants with patient's own cells. Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death...

Rolando Gittens , Central America. 2015

Innovator
His techniques for modifying titanium implants accelerates bone regeneration . Panamanian Research Institute for Advanced Sciences and High Tech Services The loss of bone tissue during the aging process increases the number...

Martín Frascaroli, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
His virtual assistant improves the interaction of companies with their clients Internet and Web. Currently, and as a result of large workloads, the majority of companies and institutions no do not have enough time to attend to their clients´...

Luz Rello, Spain. 2014

Innovator
New solutions for dyslexia. Software tools to help dyslexic children read and write For dyslexic children, learning is not easy. This neurological disability, impairing...

Filippo Tognola, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Mind The Place, an innovative social network. Mind The Place: an innovative social network Mind the Place is an innovative social network based on geolocalisation and the interaction between a...

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...

Cihan Özalevli, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Has designed the first hybrid solar-geothermal plant in Turkey. Turkey is a country with a high dependence on energy. According to Eurostat’s information, this dependency reaches 72% and is based on imports of...

Alejandro Maza, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Collection and analysis of citizens' proposals to address social problems. It is essential to  the social and political development of any democracy that the members of society get involved in solving the problems...

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...

Blanca Lorena Villareal, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
She has created a robotic nose to quickly detect and track the trajectory of the source of a smell. Blanca has developed an artificial olfactory system by copying some characteristics of the natural system, the biological nose, which could be...

Serena Giusti, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Bioreactors in vitro for environmental models.

Renato Salas, Peru. 2015

Innovator
Has designed software that recreates environments in mixed reality and in real-time. Text in Spanish from its original source: MIT Technology Review Spanish edition

Jill Vanparys, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
Her interactive, scientifically oriented videogame aims to address the lack of interest in scientific vocations . Despite the fact that in high school her highest marks were in science and math, the lack of motivation to dedicate herself to a profession in one...

Victor Dillard, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Production of genome editing therapies will be safer thanks to his affordable guides based on AI. The gene editing technology CRISPR was controversial from the start. After a patent war between the Broad Institue and the University of California (...

Geert Houben, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
The elderly will gain access to support services more easily with his platform, helping to reduce the digital divide. Europe, Japan and to a lesser degree the United States are all facing the progressive aging of their populations. During the upcoming decades,...

Krikor Attarian, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
Video analysis to improve the performance of football teams. Krikor Attarian holds a degree in Information Systems Analysis and a Master´s deegree in Business Administration from the ORT, Uruguay. He is the...

Claudio Trindade, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Created a new intraocular implant device for treating corneal diseases. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition  

Sam Stranks, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Developing cheaper and more efficient solar panels made from a new type of mineral called hybrid perovskite. An exotic mineral has emerged in the interminable human search for alternative energy sources to replace fossil fuels that could replace silicon as...

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...

Fernando Ávila, Chile. 2016

Innovator
His tiny robot examines the colon in search of cancerous regions and removes them, avoiding the need for a second intervention. The digestive system is behind 40% of cancer related deaths in Chile. Bowel cancer is the second most deadly cancer, after stomach cancer, and the...