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María Adelaida Gómez, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
She has created a multifactorial approach to predict the efficacy of drugs against leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease transmitted through the bite of a small fly that greatly affects Colombians and Latin Americans. Throughout...

Siegfried Rasthofer and Steven Arzt , Germany. 2016

Innovator
These computer scientists developed a tool which analyzes cyber attacks in minutes. The call from McAfee came as a surprise to Siegfried Rasthofer and Steven Arzt: Approximately 20,000 Asians had fallen victim to a massive data...

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...

Sébastien Deletaille, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
Preventing crisis and alleviating poverty through big data. Using telecommunications big data to detect humanitarian crisis Every time a call is made from a cell phone, an information trail is left...

Ruben Costa, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Making light last forever with his environmentally friendly bio-LEDs. For almost two decades, scientist all over the world have been debating the same question: Is it possible to take advantage of the bioluminescent...

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...

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...

Ignacio López, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
Online video conferencing for areas with few resources. In 2006 Ignacio Lopez co-founded Wormhole IT. This company, in which Lopez is director of information technology, provides software for...

Ignacio Oliveri, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a platform for telemedicine and tele-education to improve the rehabilitation of children with disabilities. In Uruguay a government plan called Ceibalhas been distributing computers to students in the public education system for the last 6 years, and...

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...

Serena Giusti, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Bioreactors in vitro for environmental models.

Simone Strey, Germany. 2016

Innovator
With this geographer and botanist´s app, plant pests can be identified through image recognition, reducing the use of pesticides and protecting farmers against crop losses.. 15-30% of crop yields are lost worldwide each year due to plant diseases and pests, Simone Strey points out. "This often endangers the existence...

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 Peña, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Lubricant nano fluids that multiply wear resistance. Mexican companies in the metalworking industry, which account for around 14 percent of the country´s manufacturing GDP, coexist in a tough...

Álvaro Pereyra, Peru. 2016

Innovator
Anyone can program without compatibility and download requirements thanks to his cloud platform. When the first computers became publicly available, knowing how to program was an indispensable requirement. To print a file, for example, it was...

Solveiga Pakštaitė, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Her tactile label indicates real expiry date by imitating food biostructure and its reaction to the environment. Approximately one third of the food products produced for mass consumption worldwide (1.3 billion tons) is thrown away or goes bad without being...

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...

Mauricio Betancur, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Impact absorbing shoe insoles that absorb impact upon activating an anti-personnel mine . According to data provided by the Columbian Leadership Against Mines, from 1990 to date anti-personnel mines have claimed 11,097 victims with a...

Damar Lizbeth López, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Genetically modified crops to optimize the use of fertilizers. Damar Lopez-Arredondo was still a high school student when she first heard about the impact of biotechnology on quality of life. During a Science...

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...

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...

Mario Adolfi, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has designed a health management program for health care in underserved populations. As a child, Mario Adolfi made frequent trips to the hospital with his brother who suffered from respiratory difficulties.  These hospital...

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...

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...

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...

Guillaume Wegria, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
Helping plants to grow in spite of the droughts caused by climate change . Climate change is not only threatening to elevate the global temperature but also to alter precipitation patterns, both in terms of quantity and...

Fernando David Rivero, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
New methods to eradicate parasitic diseases. David Fernando Rivero´s story is one of a young scientist who, after several years of research and enormous individual and team efforts, has...

Anaïs Barut, France. 2015

Innovator
Developed an optical imaging process for quick and non-invasive skin cancer detection. Biopsies for diagnosing skin tumors require extracting a tissue sample from the patient, freezing it, cutting it, staining it to analyze it. The...

Waldo Pérez, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
A new real-time and aluminum welding inspection system . Approximately 300,000 cars are manufactured per year at the average automobile assembly plant. Each one of those cars contains 3,000 to 4,000...

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...