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Jorge Bueno, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His indoor tracking system is more precise and less intrusive. The Spanish innovator Jorge Bueno has created an extremely precise indoor tracking system for large spaces. His company, Proximus, sells to shopping...

Antonio Navas, Central America. 2014

Innovator
His free language learning platform enables the creation of new collaborative courses. Antonio Navas is the creator of the Duolingo system; the language education platform launched in 2012 that is now used by more than 30 million...

Javier Jiménez, Spain. 2016

Innovator
His 'pen' helps to diagnose childhood meningitis without a spinal tap and could save thousands of lives in Africa. Meningitis is an illness which affects the central nervous system and is caused by the inflammation of the membranes that...

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...

Luis Zea, Central America. 2015

Innovator
He sends bacteria to outer space and later uses them in experiments designed to create new drugs. BioServeSpace Technologies (Guatemala) Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has become an important threat to humans. On the other hand, it has...

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...

Josue Gio, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
He has designed an application which allows travelers to book their accommodation at the last minute. Josué Gio is the founder of LastRoom, a Mexican startup that has revolutionized the travel industry, meeting the need to book a last minute hotel...

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...

Serena Giusti, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Bioreactors in vitro for environmental models.

Ilana Milkes, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
95% of the students from her digital skills workshops have found work within three months. In a world that relies more and more on technology with each passing day, those who know how to use it hold an important advantage. The problem is...

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...

Juan Carlos Guáqueta, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Water purification system to treat worm infested sewage for use in irrigation and fertilization. About 85% of the sewage water in Colombia is emptied into rivers and other sources of ground water with no prior treatment to eliminate residues....

Diego Sáez, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
His smart suitcase improves the travelling experience through the internet of things. During a trip to spend Christmas in his native city, the Argentinian entrepreneur Diego Sáez´s luggage was lost – something that happened to him...

Guillermo Ulises Ruiz Esparza, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
His strategy based on nanovectors improves the transport of therapeutic molecules for heart failure. This very young, innovative individual has developed a system to develop more effective, non-invasive and low-cost treatments for heart failure...

Julio Alemán, Central America. 2016

Innovator
His tiny structures, which replicate the function of human organs, could lead to better cancer treatments. When Julio Alemán talks about "humanizing pharmaceutical trials", he is referring to creating platforms (or chips) which accurately reflect the...

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...

Marco Trujillo, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His smart bracelet serves as a guide for the blind . Almost 40 million people worldwide suffer from blindness according to the WHO, of which almost 1.5 million are under the age of 15. Learning to...

Irene Bonadies, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Pipes made with nanomaterials. A new generation of tubes based on nanomaterials with high repellence to water and dirt Irene Bonadies is a young scientist working at the...

Matteo Bovolenta, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Therapy for DMD. New perspectives to the correction of genetic mutations cause of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). 

Volker Presser , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Charge of lightning. Supercapacitors could become a key technology in the energy revolution. Volker Presser is refining them and making them more environmentally...

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...

Séverin Marcombes, France. 2015

Innovator
Designed a local, cross-platform and secure storage solution for multiple devices. Between desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, the number of devices that a single person handles is getting larger. Each one will store...

Nicolás Pereyra , Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
His smart books favor the use of computerized tools and their inclusion in primary education. EDU Editorial Uruguay was the first country in the world to provide a laptop to each and every student and teacher in the public, primary...

Santiago Reyes, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Cellular reprogramming and genetic engineering techniques that allow scientists to create new tools capable of predicting the risk of heart failure. Cardiovascular disease ranks highest of all pathologies in terms of its mortality rate worldwide, claiming approximately 17 million lives each...

Diana Medina, Ecuador. 2015

Innovator
Her online educational platform helps disadvantaged young people to attend university. In Ecuador, the access to public universities is free, but according to a law passed in 2011 by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology...

Martha Malapi, Peru. 2013

Innovator
She has designed biotechnological tools to improve control of agricultural pathogens. While studying agronomy at the National Agrarian University - La Molina and later as a research assistant at the International Potato Center (CIP...

Maurits Montanez, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
His apps help to conserve indigenous Latin American languages and introduce its speakers to the digital realm. Who would download an app in a language not spoken by even half a million people worldwide? Approximately 22,000 people did just that in the course...

Margaret Lengerich, Chile. 2016

Innovator
Millions of people could stop drinking water contaminated by arsenic thanks to her filtering system. Arsenic is colorless, odorless and tasteless, as well as toxic for humans even in small quantities. This element is naturally present in the soil and...

Guido Vilariño, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Bringing politics into the XXI century with his citizen participation platform . Internet has revolutionized every aspect of modern life, and politics are no exception. The use of social media to galvanize public protests is...

Christian Holz , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Thoughtful touchscreen. Christian Holz is working on a touchscreen that recognizes its users. If Christian Holz gets his way, passwords will be a thing of the past...