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Mauricio Giraldo, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has created a fiber glass cowling which improves the energy efficiency of existing metro carriages. Whether you are in Mecca, Barcelona or Tokyo, the aerodynamic shape on high speed trains is pivotal for improving energy efficiency and...

Julie de Pimodan, France. 2015

Innovator
A platform that promotes civic engagement. Almost 40% of the French population with voting rights decided not to exercise that right in the latest municipal elections that took place in...

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...

Jorge Camil, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Quality Education assisted by information technologies to close the digital divide. Approximately 78 percent of the population in Mexico does not have access to a computer nor to the internet, and the gaps in educational...

Gerasimos Konstantatos, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Nanomaterials for ultrasensitive infrared cameras resolution. Ultrasensitive nanomaterials for high-resolution, infrared cameras What do photo cameras and photovoltaic panels have in common? Until now,...

Ana Díez, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Nanotechnology for building better materials in aerospace. Using nanotechnology to create better materials in aeronautics Showing up at the airport with just a few too many kilos in your suitcase can...

Daniel Vogel, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Using the widespread ownership of mobile phones in Mexico and his Bitcoin based platform to increase access to banking services. When Daniel Vogel was studying an MBA at Harvard University (USA), he became aware of some important problems in Mexico: only 40% of adults have a...

Sebastian Stranieri, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created secure and flexible authentication systems for use on the Internet. While the number of users browsing from mobile devices is growing at a massive pace worldwide, traps against which traditional protection systems...

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

Daniel Cuartas, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has designed a pupil tracker which helps persons with reduced mobility to control their surroundings. Those affected by spinal injuries following an accident or a degenerative disease lose the autonomy to perform everyday activities such as...

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...

Patrycja Wizińska-Socha, Poland. 2016

Innovator
Allowing parents to monitor their pregnancy from home with 24 hour expert supervision . Stillbirths and miscarriages remain a difficult reality for modern pregnancies, affecting 12 of every 1,000 births around the world. The most...

Gustavo Caetano, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has created a specialized group of Internet business solutions for corporate digital communication. Gustavo Caetano was born in a small town in Brazil. Five years ago, this young entrepreneur created Samba Tech while he was still studying at the...

Bartłomiej Kołodziejczyk, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His conductive polymers allow for the creation of biosensors and more affordable flexible solar panels . Electronics are currently dominated by silicon. Rigid chips, circuits and transistors are made from this material. However, organic conductive...

Melanie Valencia, Ecuador. 2016

Innovator
A single fungus is her weapon against two problems: deforestation and the emissions generated by decomposing organic waste. The Ecuadorian Melanie Valencia has been named as one of MIT Technology Review, Spanish Edition´s Innovators Under 35 Ecuador 2016 thanks to his...

Óscar Sánchez, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
His cloud-based call center helps companies to provide telephone-based support services through a simple web link . Internet and social media offer a window to the world for any small company to offer its services. But it may be necessary to attend to current or...

Etienne Perret , France. 2013

Innovator
Cheap and high sensitives Radiofrequency labels to identify objects. Labels radio frequency identification cheap and with high sensitivity Can barcodes become obsolete one day, and something that we may look...

Despina Fragouli, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Smart cards and textiles.

Marcelo Martí, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
New approach in the search for effective TB treatment . The World Health Organization (WHO) aims to completely eradicate tuberculosis by the year 2050. One of the problems associated with TB is that...

Massimiliano Salsi, France. 2013

Innovator
Large volumes of data transmitted through transoceanic cables. Transoceanic cables for the transmission of large volumes of data. Not all researchers have the luck and merit to see their ideas and...

Karen Márquez , Spain. 2013

Innovator
Bringing neuroscience and cognitive technology to maximize each child’s learning. She applied cognitive technology, artificial intelligence, and Big Data to allow for customised early learning in kids. In a world growingly...

Jaime Sotomayor, Peru. 2015

Innovator
His website allows users to create and orders a-la-cárte batteries without requiring technical know-how. Text in Spanish from its original source: MIT Technology Review Spanish edition

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...

Maciej Machulak, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His protocol puts the control of personal data shared via the internet back in the users´ hands . Every time a user registers on a social media network, they must cede part of their privacy to the company that regents it. It is not always clear...

Jordina Arcal, Spain. 2016

Innovator
Eating disorders, obesity and childhood psychosis can be controlled with her health apps. In Spain, only half of the patients with a chronic disease correctly follow the prescribed treatment. Experiencing a notable...

John Muñoz, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Using low-cost brain-to-machine interfaces and specialized video games to compliment traditional rehabilitation techniques. Patients with mobility problems or neurological disorders are not only physically limited in the actions they can perform, but they also need to...

Julio Fajardo, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Anyone can produce their own bionic prosthesis for less than 500 dollars with a 3D printer. 3d printing is revolutionizing the health care sector. Surgeons are already using models printed in 3D to plan the operations they will perform,...

Maier Avendaño, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
His high definition, fluorescent microscopy techniques can be used to observe molecules separated by a mere five nanometers. The microscope is only of the tools most commonly used by scientists to reveal the mysteries of nature and science. There are, however, still...

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...

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...