The leading community of innovators, pioneers and social changemakers

Throughout the years, MIT Technology Review has built a large community with over 100,000 professionals and institutions: innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, influencers, professors, researchers, universities, public institutions, and research centers.


Some of them are part of our committee of judges made up of independent, well-known technologists, entrepreneurs, winners of past editions, investors and academics that belong to leading universities and companies from all around the world.

Others are opinion leaders who are influential and credible points of contact within a specific field. Their mission is to promote the competition, convey its values and recommend young people with potential to earn a spot amongst the award winners.

Innovators, judges and ambassadors: with their help, Innovators Under 35 contributes to talent discovering and developing, and the diffusion of new technologies in Europe and Latin America.

Want to be part of this community? Please contact us at innovators.community@opinno.com

 

 

*(only for 2017's edition)

Enrique González, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Converting discarded fruits and vegetables into natural nutrients that improve the quality of processed foods. When Enrique González was 15, he was told that if he didn´t watch his diet, he would become diabetic like his father and his uncles. As a result, his...

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...

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...

Juan Leonardo Martínez, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
He has created an app to quickly and accurately read the result of colorimetric analysis . Juan Leonardo has developed an application that turns any smartphone into a medical diagnostic device. His technology allows the result of...

Rubén Morones, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
His combination of antibiotics and silver salts multiplies the effect against infectious diseases. Rubén Morones has developed therapeutic cocktails, made from a combination of silver and antibiotics, which enhance the effect of existing...

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...

Łukasz Kołtowski, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His portable smart spirometer will improve the lives of patients with pulmonary diseases . One flight of stairs can feel like climbing Mt. Everest for those who suffer from obstructive pulmonary diseases. One of these conditions, asthma...

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...

Andrés Barreto, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has created a platform to adapt contents and publicity online to tactile devices. Andrés Barreto, the entrepreneur Colombian young man who was a co-founder in 2006 of the application Grooveshark created to listen music on line,...

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...

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...

Daniel Pardo, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His wireless sensors work without cables or batteries. Creating sensors without cables or batteries was an obsession for the young, telecommunications engineer Daniel Pardo when he decided to found...

Alejandro Cantú, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
He has developed an earthquake alert satellite system capable of measuring the intensity of earthquakes. Alejandro has created SkyAlert, the first satellite-based, earthquake alert social network. This earthquake alarm system is one of only 4 such...

Juan Gallo, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Designing bioinformatics tools to provide a cheaper, faster way of identifying pathogens.. Everyday human beings are exposed to a wide array of pathogens (i.e. agents of infectious disease) that put our health at risk or even lead to...

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,...

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...

Diego Toala, Ecuador. 2015

Innovator
His software securely registers transactions in rural areas that lack internet connectivity . In 2014, according to a study performed by the National Institute of Statistics and Surveys, 40.4% of the population in Ecuador had used the internet...

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...

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

Katarzyna Kamińska, Poland. 2016

Innovator
Her drugs could cure the flu, irrespective of the strain. Every year, flu shots developed according to the WHO´s recommendations prevent infections and mitigate the symptoms of this illness, especially in...

Olga Malinkiewicz, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Created a printing technology that produces cheap, flexible sheets of perovskite that could revolutionize the energy industry. A world where the most advanced solar technology can be purchased by the meter at the supermarket, installed in two minutes without the help of a...

Néstor Guenzi, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has developed a new type of resistive memory that functions in adverse conditions in outer space. Until now, the majority of memory devices were not equipped to withstand abnormal conditions such as high temperatures, the absence of power or...

Christian Peñaloza, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
His intelligent brain control system learns from patients suffering from paralysis in order to improve the daily care they receive. People who suffer from motor paralyses have gained autonomy thanks to the development of brain-machine interfaces (BMI). These devices allow them to...

Tomasz Wolkowicz, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His test to confirm Ebola diagnoses is faster and cheaper than the current alternatives . During the first few days, the symptoms of the Ebola virus are no different from those of the common flu. The virus is highly contagious at this...

Alessandro Cocci, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Portable and simple diagnostic tests for Real Time PCR. A portable and easy-to-use genetic identification system The e-health group within STMicroelectronics is a research team composed primarily by...

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...

Marcin Piatkowski, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His smart, electric bicycle could revolutionize urban traffic . How to convince a person that considers bicycles to be dirt and grease spraying machines to buy one as a means of transportation? For Marcin...

Renato Silvio Mortera, Italy. 2011

Innovator
MISO: creams and ointments with prolonged effect.

Fernando Mier, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
His laboratory specifically designed to make small satellites levitate demonstrates how they will behave in outer space. Sending a satellite to space is extremely expensive, so one of the strategies designed to lower these costs is to miniaturize the components. However...

Rafael Raya, Spain. 2013

Innovator
Helping the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy. He developed a toy vehicle and an interface to assist the rehabilitation of kids affected by cerebral palsy No child can learn without...