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Elena de Benavides, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Treatment with mixed health system for venous diseases. Mixed health systems for the treatment of venous diseases. Despite medical advances in the last two decades, the impact on public health of...

Alexander Torrenegra, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
Incubation and creation of technological innovators start-ups on digital markets. Since Alexander Terrenegra was very little, he was interested in the world of technology and its new uses. At the age of 14 he founded his first...

Tolga Kurt, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Has created a software platform that delivers optimization and predictive analytics to businesses. “Business. More simple. Best.”. With this motto Tolga Kurt, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa (Canada), presents...

Sandra Rey, France. 2016

Innovator
Her transgenic bacteria that produce their own light and do not contaminate are the illumination of the future. In a few years, a walk around the Paris (France) city center or through the streets of Calcutta (India) could evoke memories of Pandora, the...

Matthew Cole, Europe. 2017

Innovator
He is developing the X-rays of the future based on innovative nanomaterials. X-rays are the key element to obtaining medical images which lead to conclusive diagnoses of bone fractures or even certain types of cancer. The...

Javier Gómez, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Affordable mobile technology to control heart disease. In Mexico, heart disease claims the lives of at least 60.000 people each year, two thirds of whom are older than 65, making it the second cause of...

Karen Torrejon, Peru. 2014

Innovator
Her platform recreates the eye´s physiological processes to test new drugs against glaucoma. More than 70 million people throughout the world suffer from glaucoma, one of the principal causes of irreversible blindness. To date, there are...

Matteo Laffranchi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Handling systems for i robots.

Cristina Miccoli, Italy. 2014

Innovator
R-HEMT transducers based on gallium nitride. Transducers for biosensors operating in extreme conditions The demand for biosensors in medical applications is high and bound to grow also for...

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...

Damiá Tormo , Spain. 2011

Innovator
Developing new therapies against aggressive cancers. Figures speak clearly about a battle against time. “The average life of patients having a metastatic melanoma ranges from 6 to 10 months only”,...

César de la Fuente, Spain. 2016

Innovator
His peptides could prevent deaths caused by multiresistant bacterial infections . Since penicillin was discovered in 1897, antibiotics have saved countless lives from infectious diseases. However, there are more and...

Daniel Aranguren, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has developed a high reliability system to predict thunderstorms used by some of the biggest oil companies in Colombia. After the investigation Daniel Aranguren did at the National University of Colombia and during his stays in Europe and United States; he founded...

Ramón Bacre, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His biotech fertilizer fights climate change. “The most critical global problem is global warming”, according to the biotechnological engineer and master in Earth sciences Ramon Bacre. For...

Vincent Spruyt, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Improving user’s quality of life through a platform that uses machine learning to understand human behaviours. Every action taken on the internet leaves a trace and forms part of what is commonly called our digital footprints. Posting comments on social media...

Thibaut Mercey, France. 2013

Innovator
Fast detection of pathogenic bacteria in food to prevent infections. System for rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria in food. Have you ever wonder how long it takes to check whether the meat exposed at your...

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...

José Tomás Arenas, Chile. 2013

Innovator
He has designed an image screening and tele-medical platform to prevent diabetic blindness. Diabetes is one of the most significant health problems worldwide and represents the main cause of blindness in the working population. For this...

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...

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...

Daniel Marhely, France. 2013

Innovator
Accessing your music from any device. Open technology to access to music from any device  To many youngsters who are well versed in technology, freedom to access copyrighted...

Héctor Gómez, Spain. 2014

Innovator
New methods to predict the evolution of the stages of prostate cancer . Computing methods to predict the evolution of prostate cancer on a patient-by-patient basis.  In the United States, a specific panel of...

Petros Psyllos , Poland. 2016

Innovator
His wearable tech allows the blind to interpret their surroundings through audio messages. Blind people normally try to envision their environment, and the objects and people around them, through personal experiences or with the...

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...

Hamdi Torun, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Has developed a new microscopy technology with a scanning probe that improves bioscience research. Biomolecular research is a field that is constantly changing. Innovation in this field is accompanied by the emergence of new techniques and tools...

Víctor Serdio, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His chips with nanometric sensors detect the individual proteins associated with cancer. The Mexican nanotechnologist Victor Serdio, who works out of the Technological Institute of Tokio (Japan), founded his own startup, Mursla...

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...

Manuel Moliner, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Synthesizing selective nanomaterials for industry. Synthesis of selective nanomaterials for industrial use Fossil fuels can count their days as a key piece of the energy system. Industry...

Yeny Carias, Central America. 2014

Innovator
She has invented a software to translate voice into sign language and to facilitate learning for deaf people. This young woman has developed the first system prototype which captures and translates voice to LESHO, the Honduran sign language. The...

Juan Fermín Rodríguez, Central America. 2014

Innovator
He has invented solar technology associated with a prepaid model to make electrification affordable in the poorest regions. In Guatemala nearly 3 million inhabitants lack electricity, and in Honduras and Nicaragua they constitute more than 30% of the population. For...