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Cihan Özalevli, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Has designed the first hybrid solar-geothermal plant in Turkey. Turkey is a country with a high dependence on energy. According to Eurostat’s information, this dependency reaches 72% and is based on imports of...

Wendell Coltro, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
Has invented a low cost technology to manufacture paper-based, microfluidic analysis devices . For over a decade the ability to analyze biological samples of blood and urine using small, inexpensive tools has forecasted a similar revolution...

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...

Yeny Carias, Central America. 2014

Innovator
She has invented a software to translate voice into sign language and to facilitate learning for deaf people. This young woman has developed the first system prototype which captures and translates voice to LESHO, the Honduran sign language. The...

Sandra Cifuentes, Spain. 2014

Innovator
A new material that improve bone implant . Orthopedic implants based on biodegradable, absorbable materials. As many know, recovery from bone injuries is a very delicate process where...

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...

Luisa Pastore, Italy. 2014

Innovator
Photovoltaic blocks for roofing and facades. Photovoltaic glass for attractive and sustainable architecture How to make buildings ''ecological'' and attractive at the same time? Solar panel...

Deniz Dalkara , France. 2014

Innovator
Viruses which carry genes to the retina to prevent blindness . Creation of viruses capable of transporting to the retina in a less invasive treatment necessary blindness gene. Fighting hereditary,...

Valeria Bosio, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
She has designed cheap and effective bone prostheses using biomaterials made of silk proteins and mineralizing particles. One in every two women over the age of 50 will suffer an osteoporotic bone fracture at some point in their lifetime. In Argentina alone this...

Dariana Rodríguez , Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Transforming tons of avocado byproducts into a food additive that protects food against bacteria . Dariana Rodríguez holds a PhD in biotechnology from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM). She comes from a family of...

Claudio Trindade, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Created a new intraocular implant device for treating corneal diseases. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition  

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...

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...

Marjolaine Grondin, France. 2016

Innovator
Turning artificial intelligence the best friend of student who study abroad . The rate of students that emigrate from their native city to study is constantly increasing, whether for a year, a postgraduate degree or an...

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...

Guilherme Lichand, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has encouraged the collection of data with low-end phones to improve the management of social problems. Every December 12th farmers in the region of Ceará, in the northeast of Brazil, place six salt crystals aligned on a sheet or another type of flat...

Luz Rello, Spain. 2014

Innovator
New solutions for dyslexia. Software tools to help dyslexic children read and write For dyslexic children, learning is not easy. This neurological disability, impairing...

Roberto Gómez, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His virtual desktop provides access to any program from any location and device. A single, unique and constant desktop, available from every device you use. This could be the definition of Inevio, a platform created by the young,...

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...

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...

Ivo Boniolo, Italy. 2014

Innovator
Bike + A "hybrid" bicycle . Ivo Boniolo started working on hybrid vehicles during his PhD years at Milan Polytechnic. Combining his postgraduate studies in Information Sciences...

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...

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...

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...

Marco Rolandi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Biocompatible polysaccharide nanofibers for devices.

Despina Fragouli, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Smart cards and textiles.

Alessandra Chiap, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Helping the children in their writing deficiencies.

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...

Christopher Fuhrhop , Germany. 2016

Innovator
With a buoyancy aid that self-inflates in an emergency, this Karlsruhe resident has developed a completely new rescue system for water sports. "It is a silent topic that nobody really talks about," says Christopher Fuhrhop, in reference to the risk of drowning. "But if you ask around a...

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...