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Vanessa Testoni, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
She has created a new technique for secure shopping via the Internet.

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...

Lucas Strasburg, Brasil. 2014

Innovator
He has designed and manufactured low cost orthopedic prostheses from recycled plastic. Lucas Strasburg’s uncle needs an orthopedic prosthesis on his left leg to move normally, something he cannot do with the SACH prosthesis (Solid...

Valeria Springer, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
She has created a rapid food contamination detection kit that works with the help of a smartphone. Pesticides are chemical or biological agents that are used to protect against insects, weeds and crop pests that present a risk to human life....

Isaac Castro, Spain. 2013

Innovator
Adaptable the new way to improve the effectiveness in radiation therapy. He created an adaptable examination table to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy. Sitting on a doctor's table to be examined is...

Mauricio Betancur, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Impact absorbing shoe insoles that absorb impact upon activating an anti-personnel mine . According to data provided by the Columbian Leadership Against Mines, from 1990 to date anti-personnel mines have claimed 11,097 victims with a...

Umut Gurkan, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
He has designed a biochip to predict pain crises in sickle cell anemia and monitor the treatment. A single mutation in the gene that produces hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body, causes the sickle cell anemia...

Stefano Chiaberge, Italy. 2014

Innovator
Hydrothermal Liquefaction: fuels from solid waste. New biofuels from solid waste Organic solid waste are potential raw materials for the production of liquid fuels and could become valid...

Ruben Criado, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His x-ray generator could eliminate the risks associated with x-rays forever. X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation capable of passing through objects, and are widely used in the medical field to view internal organs...

Olga Malinkiewicz, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Created a printing technology that produces cheap, flexible sheets of perovskite that could revolutionize the energy industry. A world where the most advanced solar technology can be purchased by the meter at the supermarket, installed in two minutes without the help of a...

Martino Fornasa, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Managing workflow with spreadsheets.

Catherine de Wolf, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
Urban metabolism to decrease the environmental impact of buildings. Her database measures CO2 emissions stemming from building construction to minimize the carbon footprint. 45% of the gas emissions which...

Laura Peña, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Lubricant nano fluids that multiply wear resistance. Mexican companies in the metalworking industry, which account for around 14 percent of the country´s manufacturing GDP, coexist in a tough...

David Cohen-Tanugi, France. 2015

Innovator
A desalinization membrane made out of graphene. 1,200 million people live in areas where water is a scarce resource, according to a 2007 UN report. The most affected areas are also some of the...

Simone Strey, Germany. 2016

Innovator
With this geographer and botanist´s app, plant pests can be identified through image recognition, reducing the use of pesticides and protecting farmers against crop losses.. 15-30% of crop yields are lost worldwide each year due to plant diseases and pests, Simone Strey points out. "This often endangers the existence...

Sandra Rey, France. 2016

Innovator
Her transgenic bacteria that produce their own light and do not contaminate are the illumination of the future. In a few years, a walk around the Paris (France) city center or through the streets of Calcutta (India) could evoke memories of Pandora, the...

Przemyslaw Kornatowski, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Developed drones specialized in rescue missions for use in natural disasters and other high risk scenarios. In high risk situations like natural disasters and catastrophes, drones are positioning themselves as highly useful elements due to their ability...

Adolfo Valdivieso, Peru. 2016

Innovator
Incorporating real world objects into digital education applications to accelerate learning. "I was fortunate enough to discover at a young age that learning is fun." This is how Adolfo Valdivieso began to recount the journey which...

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...

Sergio Mejía, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
Calling for help has never been so easy thanks to his app, which sends an alert with just a shake of a smartphone . Fast, simple and easy: those were Sergio Mejía´s objectives when he began, in 2012, to think about how to make it as easy as possible for people...

Fernando David Rivero, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
New methods to eradicate parasitic diseases. David Fernando Rivero´s story is one of a young scientist who, after several years of research and enormous individual and team efforts, has...

Johannes Jacubeit , Germany. 2016

Innovator
Critical medical information ironically gets jammed where the sharing of this information is truly critical: between doctors and patients. This medical doctor wants to change that.. Patient consultations can be sobering for doctors. John Jacubeit has experienced this time and again during his tenure as a practicing sports...

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...

Juan Moreno, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Systems for efficient rehabilitation of the disabled. Technology for a more efficient rehabilitation of people with limited mobility. The stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is one of the...

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...

Carlos Bernal, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
A toilet-based sensor for diabetics that monitors glucose levels with each urination. The regular monitoring of blood glucose levels and the corresponding adjustment in the insulin dosage to avoid episodes of abnormally high or low...

Víctor Cartes, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
He offers a digital lifesaver for small companies with his cloud-based management software. 90% of the Paraguayan economy is comprised by companies with 50 employees or less, most of them microcompanies. Due specifically to their reduced...

Isabel Medem, Peru. 2014

Innovator
Launched a system of dry bathrooms that recycle human feces to produce compost . In Peru, more than nine million people lack adequate sanitation systems in their households. Medem founded X-runner in 2011, a company that sells...

Diego Aranha, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Created a platform that allows society to supervise election results. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

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...