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Víctor Serdio, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His chips with nanometric sensors detect the individual proteins associated with cancer. The Mexican nanotechnologist Victor Serdio, who works out of the Technological Institute of Tokio (Japan), founded his own startup, Mursla...

Tom Baden, Germany. 2016

Innovator
With a mixture of open source software and 3-D printing, Tom Baden wants to enable laboratories to produce part of their equipment themselves. "I believe that at the moment the concept of 'what is required for science must inevitably be expensive' is disintegrating," says the...

Lucía Spangenberg, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
Society can access genetic information thanks to her tests, network of experts and big data algorithms . When the rough draft of the human genome sequence was published in 2001, the cost of the project had reached 2.7 billion dollars. But for the...

Pau García-Milá, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Virtual Desktop in the Cloud. Virtual desktop without the Cloud. “I am not a futurist; I simply turn my ideas into reality”. Pau Garcia-Milà, is 24 years old only but has...

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...

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...

Karen Márquez , Spain. 2013

Innovator
Bringing neuroscience and cognitive technology to maximize each child’s learning. She applied cognitive technology, artificial intelligence, and Big Data to allow for customised early learning in kids. In a world growingly...

Luis Flores, Peru. 2016

Innovator
Luis Flores. There is nothing more efficient at moving under water than a fish. So, what better thana fish, or hundreds of them, to monitor the health of rivers...

David de los Ríos, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has designed a system to transform paper sludge into ecological building blocks. In Colombia alone, the paper industry produces 300,000 tons of "waste" paper sludge a year. To date, the final destination of this waste has been...

Judit Cubedo, Spain. 2014

Innovator
A protein for early diagnose of heart attacks. A kit to detect a protein indicator and diagnose heart attacks in their early phase Heart attacks are one of the most common causes of death...

Fernando Mier, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
His laboratory specifically designed to make small satellites levitate demonstrates how they will behave in outer space. Sending a satellite to space is extremely expensive, so one of the strategies designed to lower these costs is to miniaturize the components. However...

Álvaro Rojas-Peña, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has developed an extracorporeal organs conservation system for transplants that keeps organs alive during 36 hours. Rojas-Peña considers that his job has a big clinical and social impact: “Not only will revolutionize the way they do transplants, but they could,...

Marco Rolandi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Biocompatible polysaccharide nanofibers for devices.

Rafael Luque, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Nanoparticles from residues used to turn biomass into bioplastics and biofuels.. “Society sees residues like a problem instead of a rich and important source to obtain high value products”, states Rafael Luque, a young chemist...

Paolo Franceschetti, Italy. 2011

Innovator
A system for producing drinking water thanks to solar energy .

Xavier Duportet, France. 2015

Innovator
Development of intelligent antibiotics that kill specific bacteria based on the code they carry in their genome. The trillions of bacteria that make up the human microbiome play an essential role in people’s health. An imbalance in the amount and proportion...

Peter Bloom, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His organization provides mobile phone service to isolated, indigenous communities . Peter Bloom founded Rhizomatica in 2009 for the transfer of photos and videos between individual users without passing through the networks of...

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...

Stephan Binder , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Luminous bacteria. If you want to produce vital nutrients from grain, or fuel from organic waste, or plastic bags from regrowing resources, the one thing you need is...

Jérôme Wertz, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
Improving health and safety with eyeglasses that measure drowsiness . Developed a software that measures drowsiness Falling asleep at the wheel is the cause of one in every five traffic accidents, and is of...

Damiá Tormo , Spain. 2011

Innovator
Developing new therapies against aggressive cancers. Figures speak clearly about a battle against time. “The average life of patients having a metastatic melanoma ranges from 6 to 10 months only”,...

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...

Michal Mikulski, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His robot performs rehabilitation therapy for muscular injuries and atrophy. Duschenne muscular dystrophy is a hereditary and degenerative disease which destroys the involuntary muscle cells. The deterioration begins in...

Ivonne Quiñones, Peru. 2015

Innovator
Her digital platform for messager services boosts the economy and reduces the environmental impact in big cities. Text in Spanish from its original source: MIT Technology Review Spanish edition

Esther García, Spain. 2016

Innovator
Her gadgets allow people with special needs to use computers and smartphones . Devices like computers and smartphones make life easier for many people, whether in their personal or professional lives. But they were not...

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...

Siegfried Rasthofer and Steven Arzt , Germany. 2016

Innovator
These computer scientists developed a tool which analyzes cyber attacks in minutes. The call from McAfee came as a surprise to Siegfried Rasthofer and Steven Arzt: Approximately 20,000 Asians had fallen victim to a massive data...

Franz Bozsak, France. 2016

Innovator
He has created the first intelligent stent that monitors patients and adjusts their medication accordingly. The obstruction of coronary arteries that can stem from a heart attack, force around five million people to have stent implants every year,...

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...

Cosimo Palmisano, Italy. 2011

Innovator
How to convert your followers on social networks in the sales force.