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Geert Houben, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
The elderly will gain access to support services more easily with his platform, helping to reduce the digital divide. Europe, Japan and to a lesser degree the United States are all facing the progressive aging of their populations. During the upcoming decades,...

Michael Deubzer, Germany. 2015

Innovator
Computers on wheels. Without Michael Deubzer’s technology, many automakers would have difficulties in getting more intelligence on board their models. At the Technical...

Fábio Piva, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Created a new technology for mobile commerce that allows physical stores to eliminate checkout lines. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition  

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...

Danilo Cantero, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
His reactor that obtains sugars from cellulose could allow biomass to substitute petroleum. Currently, our society depends on petroleum as both a source of energy and as a prime material for the production of chemical compounds like...

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...

Daniel Aranguren, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has developed a high reliability system to predict thunderstorms used by some of the biggest oil companies in Colombia. After the investigation Daniel Aranguren did at the National University of Colombia and during his stays in Europe and United States; he founded...

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...

Simon Benmarraze, France. 2013

Innovator
A mirror system that concentrates sunlight to produce more economical energy. Compact solar thermodynamic technology to produce energy more economical and efficient. Building a thermosolar plant in a country like...

Marta Krupińska, Poland. 2016

Innovator
When she was 18, it was cheaper for Marta Krupińska to buy an airplane ticket from Dublin (Ireland) to Kraków (Poland), her home town, than to...

Matias Kalwill, Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
His collaborative navegation app for cyclists aims to make urban traffic more sustainable . Bikestorming The use of cars as the principal mode of transportation in urban settings generates two types of problems: the emissions of...

Guido Vilariño, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Bringing politics into the XXI century with his citizen participation platform . Internet has revolutionized every aspect of modern life, and politics are no exception. The use of social media to galvanize public protests is...

Marcelo Wilkorwsky, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Using collective intelligence to create a real-time traffic and crime alert network . The ubiquity of access to information afforded by smartphones allows for the creation of civilian complaints tools. Situations ranging from a...

Luis Zea, Central America. 2015

Innovator
He sends bacteria to outer space and later uses them in experiments designed to create new drugs. BioServeSpace Technologies (Guatemala) Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has become an important threat to humans. On the other hand, it has...

José Rivas, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Anyone can create a bank account from their mobile phone without visiting the bank in person thanks to his platform. Having a bank account is the first step towards accessing basic financial services. But in 2014, only 41% of Guatemalans over the age of 15 had a...

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...

Steven Vercammen, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
His app could reduce the mortality rate of heart attacks by notifying nearby volunteers . Every year approximately 10,000 people in Belgium suffer a heart attack in public, at work or at home. If they do not quickly receive what´s known...

Diego Sáez, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
His smart suitcase improves the travelling experience through the internet of things. During a trip to spend Christmas in his native city, the Argentinian entrepreneur Diego Sáez´s luggage was lost – something that happened to him...

Mauricio Hoyos, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has created an electronic payment and collection network for those who do not have a bank account and who have limited resources. In Colombia, more than half the population do not have a bank account and have little or no access to financial services, which prevents them from...

Alejandro Maza, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Collection and analysis of citizens' proposals to address social problems. It is essential to  the social and political development of any democracy that the members of society get involved in solving the problems...

Ola Orchowska, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Her educational videogame, starring a robot, teaches children to learn to live with diabetes . A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children can seem like a life sentence of insulin injections and health concerns, coupled with the inability to...

Javier Humberto Galindo, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
Has developed a software that improves the security and performance of the planet’s organizations. Javier Humberto Galindo owner and founder of ITAC Company; collects two million dollars per year, grows at a rate of 40 percent and provides work...

Néstor Guenzi, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has developed a new type of resistive memory that functions in adverse conditions in outer space. Until now, the majority of memory devices were not equipped to withstand abnormal conditions such as high temperatures, the absence of power or...

Daniel Ortiz, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His system for genetically identifying pathogens can accelerate the diagnostic process from a two day process to just four hours. Genomics are positioned to trigger the great medical revolution of the 21st century. In addition to the ability to drive the development of...

Allison Derenne, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
This young Belgian wants to accelerate the development of new biopharmaceuticals with a proprietary infrared spectrometry technique . By the time she had finished her doctoral thesis in 2013, Allison Derenne had discovered that the pharmaceutical industry, which relies on...

Monica Gori , Italy. 2012

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

Alejandro Cantú, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
He has developed an earthquake alert satellite system capable of measuring the intensity of earthquakes. Alejandro has created SkyAlert, the first satellite-based, earthquake alert social network. This earthquake alarm system is one of only 4 such...

Christian Díaz, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His collaborative platform helps doctors to hone their surgical skills remotely through virtual reality. While learning to perform surgeries, doctors can practice on animals, through simulators (virtual or physical) and directly on patients. In order...

Ariel Amato, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a multipurpose platform for solving digital work by using collective intelligence in a crowdfunding scheme. Despite major advances in artificial intelligence, pattern recognition of bosses or language processing, there are still many tasks like managing...

Santiago Reyes, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Cellular reprogramming and genetic engineering techniques that allow scientists to create new tools capable of predicting the risk of heart failure. Cardiovascular disease ranks highest of all pathologies in terms of its mortality rate worldwide, claiming approximately 17 million lives each...