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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...

César Andrés López, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
Accurate three - dimensional topography to digitalize the real world. An unmanned in-flight vehicle of Dersis Enterprise, flies over the city hall of Tabio at about 45 km of Bogota (Colombia), this homemade...

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...

Julieta Cabello, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
She has created transgenic plants resistant to frost, drought and salinity. Within four decades the world population will surpass 12 billion people and the FAO estimates that food production will need to have increased by...

Marcos Chaparro, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created a low cost electrocardiograph that connects to mobile phones and to the cloud. The difference between a heart attack being serious or irreparable may reside in the diagnosis taking ten minutes to confirm instead of an hour....

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...

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...

Edgar Rodríguez, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Designed a condenser that extracts water from the humidity in the air without using electricity . In 2025, 1.8 billion people will reside in areas which face a tremendous scarcity of water, and two thirds of the world´s population is expected...

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...

Anke Domaske, Germany. 2013

Innovator
Fashion from milk. This project found a way to produce textile fibers from milk residues. The method does not require chemicals, waste and environmental degradation...

César de la Fuente, Spain. 2016

Innovator
His peptides could prevent deaths caused by multiresistant bacterial infections . Since penicillin was discovered in 1897, antibiotics have saved countless lives from infectious diseases. However, there are more and...

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...

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...

Melissa Rodríguez, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Wireless monitoring of water pollutants through a biosensor network. Environmental pollution, particularly water pollution and its relationship with public health, is one of the key issues in sustainable development...

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...

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...

Marco Rolandi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Biocompatible polysaccharide nanofibers for devices.

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...

Octavio Novelo, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Turning mobile phones into piggy banks with an app that incentivizes short and medium term savings. Pigs and piggy banks share a common shape and purpose. The former is fattened up before being slaughtered, and the latter is filled before being...

Katarzyna Nawrotek, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Her personalized, biocompatible implants can regenerate and reconnect damaged nerves . Between the United States and Europe, more than 600,000 people suffer nerve damage which includes either cut or crushed nerves each year. These...

Elena Soaje, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
Her educational drone, constructed with Legos and operated via Smartphone, aims to stimulate the scientific vocation of children . For six years the young Elena Soaje worked as a financial manager for a company that coordinates several make-up companies in Guadalajara (Mexico...

Jorge Bueno, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His indoor tracking system is more precise and less intrusive. The Spanish innovator Jorge Bueno has created an extremely precise indoor tracking system for large spaces. His company, Proximus, sells to shopping...

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...

Romain Lacombe, France. 2015

Innovator
The first personal and wearable sensor to measure indoor and outdoor air pollutants. On the 21st of March public transport and parking in Paris and its surroundings became free of charge by order of the Town Hall, which at face...

Daniel Ponce, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
Companies and their staff in the field can stay in close contact thanks to his platform . Thanks to the popularity of smartphones, it is now possible to connect to the internet from practically any place in the world. Thus there are...

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...

Rosa Jiménez-Rodríguez, Spain. 2013

Innovator
A definitive and less aggressive way of closure incisions. She created a kit for a permanent and less aggressive sealing of large abdominal wounds.  Working in an emergency room of a quoted...

Pablo Orduña, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Massive access to a network of remote laboratories. Massive access to a remote laboratories network for schools and universities. There are skills that can only be learned through experiments...

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...

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,...