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Rebeca Hwang, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
Creation and promotion of innovative initiatives for socio-economic and environmental advancement . As a citizen of the world, this young woman has promoted major initiatives of real utility with a global perspective. Born in South Korea, she...

Miguel Borbón, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has designed a turbine which harnesses the current of rivers to bring light to small isolated towns. The technology developed by this innovative young man has enabled the small town of Calahorra, in the Choco region, at the very heart of the...

Javier Sánchez, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His compact, low cost electric vehicle combines the advantages of a car and a motorcycle to transport passengers safely and avoid traffic jams. While driving back and forth between his home in the suburbs of Bogota (Colombia) and his university in the city center, Javier Sánchez suffered...

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...

Alejandro Barbarini, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a platform for the manufacturing of cosmetics, food supplements and drugs encapsulated in liposomes. Alejandro Barbarini is a young Argentinean chemist, fascinated by the versatility of one particular nanoparticle: the liposome. This is a cell...

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

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...

Tomás Escobar, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
His educational platform offers continuous training for the professions of today and those of the future. Educational systems worldwide will undergo big changes between now and 2030 due to the technological revolution. Faced with a scenario where...

Lina Marcelo Cataño, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
She has developed an innovative prototype of floating homes against the floods for areas with lower resources. At the end of 2010 Colombia was crossing the hardest season of winter rains registered in the last years. It was then, when Lina Marcela Cataño,...

Eva Hernández, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Her low-cost, reactive strips detect vaginal infections non-invasively . Untreated vaginal infections can increase the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and can cause complications during pregnancy...

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...

Abdennour Abbas, France. 2013

Innovator
Medical diagnosis based on ultrasentives biosensors . Ultrasensitive biosensors based on artificial antibodies for medical diagnosis. Easy and affordable self-diagnosis of a greater number of...

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...

Ezequiel Escobar, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has created an application that transforms a smartphone into a hearing aid. According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 5% of the global population suffers from disabling hearing loss. Ezequiel...

David Fattal , France. 2013

Innovator
A revolutionary 3-D display to provide a new look to moving images. Images and 3D video on mobile devices without glasses.  Who does not remember his first experience of a holographic image, and the...

Álvaro Rojas-Peña, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has developed an extracorporeal organs conservation system for transplants that keeps organs alive during 36 hours. Rojas-Peña considers that his job has a big clinical and social impact: “Not only will revolutionize the way they do transplants, but they could,...

Lorrana Scarpioni, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
She has created a social network for time exchange through the trading of experiences and skills. In the last couple of years the ability to exchange goods and services through the what has come to be known as collaborative economy has given...

Marie André Destarac, Central America. 2015

Innovator
Her open software system improves diagnostics and the design for therapies to treat muscular injuries . Automation and Robotics Center, Technical University of Madrid Her passion for medical applications lead the Guatemalan Marie André Destarac to...

Andrea Alessi, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Luminescent concentrators of sunlight. A large-size Solar Concentrator to transform and transport solar energy more effectively Manipulating solar light for better use in the production...

Cristina Miccoli, Italy. 2014

Innovator
R-HEMT transducers based on gallium nitride. Transducers for biosensors operating in extreme conditions The demand for biosensors in medical applications is high and bound to grow also for...

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...

Joana Moscoso, Europe. 2017

Innovator
She aims to promote scientific knowledge, foreign language skills and social integration for foreign national students. The risk of early abandonment from education and training and unemployment for immigrants in the European Union (EU) is twice as high as it is for...

Sergio Ballester, Central America. 2015

Innovator
He uses drones and machine learning to improve Costa Rica's agricultural production. INDIGO Drones (Costa Rica) The use of fertilizers and herbicides will not suffice to sustain the growing population. The application of these...

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,...

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...

Francisco Javier Cazorla, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Improving multicore computing architectures. Multi-core computing architectures, employing multiple processing engines within a single chip, have stormed the market thanks to their increased...

Matteo Laffranchi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Handling systems for i robots.

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...

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...

José Manuel Aguilar, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Biotechnology platform to obtain cheap vaccines quickly. On June 11th, 2009 the World Health Organization announced the emergence of  an influenza type A pandemic, caused by a new H1N1 virus of...