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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.

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Matteo Bovolenta, Italy. 2011

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

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...

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”,...

Jorge García, Central America. 2015

Innovator
The population can verify electoral results through his collaborative platform . VotoSocial (Honduras) Countries like Honduras have needed to rebuild the public´s trust in certain processes whose transparency has been...

Monica Gori , Italy. 2012

Innovator
Study and recovery of sensory disabilities in the early years of life.

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...

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...

Francesca Romano, Italy. 2012

Innovator
A powerful framework for managing apps.

Enrique Lomnitz, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Rainwater collection system for low resource in urban areas . Harvesting rainwater is the solution proposed by the innovator Enrique Lomnitz to ensure the availability of water for daily use in cities. In...

Matthieu Sonnati , France. 2013

Innovator
Eco-friendly and fast-drying paints made with biological material . Plant components for environmentally friendly paints and fast drying What can you do if as a child, your favourite hobby causes you...

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...

Rafal Flis, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His platform transforms young people into entrepreneurs and social leaders . Last year, a team of students decided to demonstrate how beautiful Warsaw (Poland) would look without all of the billboards that clutter the...

Paulo Rodrigues, Spain. 2014

Innovator
Drawing 3d maps of neuroimangin in real time. A Cloud-based software tool to convert neuroimages into 3D maps which can be manipulated in real time. Alzheimer's Disease is perhaps 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...

Patricio Jutard, Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
His digital platform allows users to work collaboratively and creatively from any location . Mural For the young, Argentinian innovator Patricio Jutard, designing a videogame has always been synonymous with fun and creativity. With...

Gabriela Galilea, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
Visually handicapped children have a new ally in her diagnostic and treatment-focused software . Unlike most humans, Gabriela Galilea cannot see in three dimensions. This is due to strabismus, a condition that causes her to be incapable of...

Jérémy Stoss, France. 2016

Innovator
Sending money to Africa quickly and cheaply, and controlling how it is spent is now possible. More than half of citizens living in developing countries survive on less than a euro a day, according to the World Bank. For them, emigrating to...

Ana Gabriela Gallardo, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Universal technology for medicine dosage. Diabetes is one of the biggest problems in public health in Mexico, which ranks 10th place worldwide in number of diabetes patients. More than 10...

Manuel Antonio Aguilar, Central America. 2015

Innovator
Developed a model for self-sufficient, sustainable and low-cost social housing. CASSA (Guatemala) Manual Aguilar founded CASSA in order to address the lack of access to decent housing faced by one billion people worldwide. The...

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...

Francisco Colombatti, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
His treatment will make soybean flour cheaper, safer and more reliable . According to data compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the worldwide production of soybean exceeds 300 million...

Pierre-Emmanuel Grange , France. 2013

Innovator
MicroDON, project based on micro-grants to support NGOs. Daily micro-grants to increase funding for NGOs. “Giving a little, but more often”: a donation of a few cents, like those involved in...

Ansgar Jonietz , Germany. 2016

Innovator
This physician founded the online service washabich.de to translate the technical jargon of medical findings in a manner understandable for laymen– free of charge. "As a medical student, I have been asked time and again by family members and acquaintances to explain a finding," the 31 year-old Ansgar Jonietz...

Edgar Rodríguez, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Designed a condenser that extracts water from the humidity in the air without using electricity . In 2025, 1.8 billion people will reside in areas which face a tremendous scarcity of water, and two thirds of the world´s population is expected...

Andrés Klein, Chile. 2013

Innovator
He has devised a new strategy to predict the progression of Gaucher's disease. Gaucher's disease, one of the so-called "rare diseases", affects approximately 30,000 people worldwide. This hereditary disease causes the...

Antoine Hubert, France. 2015

Innovator
Developed the first biorefinery insect in the world. FAO has been advising for years that humans should find more sustainable ways to include more animal protein in their diet. With 8,000 million...

Despina Fragouli, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Smart cards and textiles.

Chris Natt, Europe. 2017

Innovator
Reducing accidents and improving safety for mine extraction will be possible thanks to his 3D printing tools. Two years have passed since the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set by the United Nations (UN) in 2000 was reached. In...

Tom Baden, Germany. 2016

Innovator
With a mixture of open source software and 3-D printing, Tom Baden wants to enable laboratories to produce part of their equipment themselves. "I believe that at the moment the concept of 'what is required for science must inevitably be expensive' is disintegrating," says the...

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...