The leading community of innovators, pioneers and social changemakers

Throughout the years, MIT Technology Review has built a large community with over 100,000 professionals and institutions: innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, influencers, professors, researchers, universities, public institutions, and research centers.


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.

Innovators, judges and ambassadors: with their help, Innovators Under 35 contributes to talent discovering and developing, and the diffusion of new technologies in Europe and Latin America.

Want to be part of this community? Please contact us at innovators.community@opinno.com

 

 

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...

Tomasz Wolkowicz, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His test to confirm Ebola diagnoses is faster and cheaper than the current alternatives . During the first few days, the symptoms of the Ebola virus are no different from those of the common flu. The virus is highly contagious at this...

Filippo Tognola, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Mind The Place, an innovative social network. Mind The Place: an innovative social network Mind the Place is an innovative social network based on geolocalisation and the interaction between a...

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...

Roberto Gluck, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
A medley of social networking and music in your pocket. Can you imagine listening to a radio station that converts the text from your social networks into audio, and mixes it with your favorite music...

Camila Petignat, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
She has created more nutritional and easier to digest forage crops that could increase livestock productivity and cut down on emissions. There has been a boost in livestock activity in recent decades which has led to a growth in demand for foodstuffs, particularly those made of...

Frederik Brantner, Germany. 2016

Innovator
So far, only humans have excelled at order picking, but this should change with Toru: the seeing robot that can unerringly fetch individual objects from warehouse shelves. As if operated by a ghost, a man-sized aluminum box purrs along the length of a shelf. The robot stops in front of a stack of books, places one...

Juan Carlos Guáqueta, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Water purification system to treat worm infested sewage for use in irrigation and fertilization. About 85% of the sewage water in Colombia is emptied into rivers and other sources of ground water with no prior treatment to eliminate residues....

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...

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...

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...

Julio Fajardo, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Anyone can produce their own bionic prosthesis for less than 500 dollars with a 3D printer. 3d printing is revolutionizing the health care sector. Surgeons are already using models printed in 3D to plan the operations they will perform,...

Javier Lozano, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Comprehensive treatment of diabetes for communities with limited resources Computer Science. Personal benefit or the common good? The answer might seem simple on the surface, but not so much so once it affects us personally. This dilemma...

Manuel Rozas, Chile. 2016

Innovator
Revolutionizing drug and toxicology screens thanks to his enzymes, already used by the FBI. Why is the FBI interested in the guts of a mollusk that lives almost 9,000 kilometers from their branch offices in Washington, D.C. (USA)? The answer...

Javier Jiménez, Spain. 2016

Innovator
His 'pen' helps to diagnose childhood meningitis without a spinal tap and could save thousands of lives in Africa. Meningitis is an illness which affects the central nervous system and is caused by the inflammation of the membranes that...

Thomas Gottschalk, Germany. 2015

Innovator
Prepaid electricity for Africa. Around 1.5 billion people live disconnected from the power grid. Thomas Gottschalk wants to change that, using solar panel systems paid in...

Laurent Boitard, France. 2016

Innovator
Revolutionizing research with bacterial colonies grown in water drops. Water and oil have never got on well. The chemical conflict that keeps them separated however is something that microbiologists could take...

Mathieu Nebra, France. 2015

Innovator
The first French e-education platform. The messages sent to Mathieu Nebra from his Sub-Saharan African students speak for themselves: "'God bless you!” they exclaim, and you can see why...

Fernando Rojas, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
He has created a remote IT monitoring and risk assessment system for pregnant women. Fernando Rojas has created a remote and real-time pregnancy monitoring system which reduces the risk of complications, including death. Using a...

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...

Petros Psyllos , Poland. 2016

Innovator
His wearable tech allows the blind to interpret their surroundings through audio messages. Blind people normally try to envision their environment, and the objects and people around them, through personal experiences or with the...

Juan Gallo, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Designing bioinformatics tools to provide a cheaper, faster way of identifying pathogens.. Everyday human beings are exposed to a wide array of pathogens (i.e. agents of infectious disease) that put our health at risk or even lead to...

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...

Mariángela Vargas, Central America. 2016

Innovator
The benefits of blood plasma could reach underdeveloped countries thanks to her cheaper fractionating method . The benefits of blood plasma are increasingly well known. Some of its proteins, such as immunoglobulin and albumin, are used during surgery and...

Belén Masiá, Spain. 2014

Innovator
Mitigating visual disabilities with computational techniques. Combining research in human cognitive processes and computing techniques to detect and alleviate visual impairments. Not all information is...

Ignazio Aleo, Italy. 2014

Innovator
Sensors platforms for the analysis of the movement. Distributed sensor platforms to analyze movements Ignazio Aleo is an Electronic Engineer with PhD in bio-robotics and Man-Machine interaction from...

Tallis Gomes, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Developed a taxi application that revolutionized urban mobility.   Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

Samuel Sánchez , Spain. 2014

Innovator
The evolution of nano and tubular microrobots . His micro and nanotubular robots may carry drugs into cancer cells, decontaminate water or treat male infertility. It is any doctor's dream...

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...

Elías Pérez, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Security in identifying partners for voice calls. Caller Identification Security. “These are your daughter’s confidential results”. This phrase, said by the pediatrician of a newborn baby to...