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Maier Avendaño, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
His high definition, fluorescent microscopy techniques can be used to observe molecules separated by a mere five nanometers. The microscope is only of the tools most commonly used by scientists to reveal the mysteries of nature and science. There are, however, still...

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...

Thorsten Holz, Germany. 2013

Innovator
Hunter of malware. Cybercriminals are trying to access our mobile devices. Thorsten Holz knows their tricks – and wants to automate the examination of new threats...

Patrycja Wizińska-Socha, Poland. 2016

Innovator
Allowing parents to monitor their pregnancy from home with 24 hour expert supervision . Stillbirths and miscarriages remain a difficult reality for modern pregnancies, affecting 12 of every 1,000 births around the world. The most...

Marcin Piatkowski, Poland. 2015

Innovator
His smart, electric bicycle could revolutionize urban traffic . How to convince a person that considers bicycles to be dirt and grease spraying machines to buy one as a means of transportation? For Marcin...

Martín Frascaroli, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
His virtual assistant improves the interaction of companies with their clients Internet and Web. Currently, and as a result of large workloads, the majority of companies and institutions no do not have enough time to attend to their clients´...

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...

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...

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...

Ángel Alberich , Spain. 2015

Innovator
More objective and precise diagnostics using algorithms to process medical imagery. Ángel Alberich believes that there is an absence of objective data that can be used to catalogue certain medical conditions, which are ultimately...

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...

Santiago Correa, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
The owners of large farms can monitor the condition of their crops from home thanks to his app . Colombia has a longstanding tradition as a banana producer and exporter thanks to optimal climate and soil conditions. The ease with which this...

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...

Guillermo Ulises Ruiz Esparza, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
His strategy based on nanovectors improves the transport of therapeutic molecules for heart failure. This very young, innovative individual has developed a system to develop more effective, non-invasive and low-cost treatments for heart failure...

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...

Marcelo Lanfranconi, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has created an application that enables bill payments from cell phones and encourages users to be take advantage of banking services. The percentage of adults holding bank accounts worldwide and in developing countries has reached 41%; a problem that leads to financial exclusion...

Martha Malapi, Peru. 2013

Innovator
She has designed biotechnological tools to improve control of agricultural pathogens. While studying agronomy at the National Agrarian University - La Molina and later as a research assistant at the International Potato Center (CIP...

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...

Massimiliano Salsi, France. 2013

Innovator
Large volumes of data transmitted through transoceanic cables. Transoceanic cables for the transmission of large volumes of data. Not all researchers have the luck and merit to see their ideas and...

Victor Vilarrasa, Spain. 2014

Innovator
His numerical tool can help lower the energetic cost of underground storage of CO2. Digital tools to make geological storage of CO2 more affordable We know it, it is being highlighted as the greatest risk for the world and...

Ezequiel Escobar, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
He has created an application that transforms a smartphone into a hearing aid. According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 5% of the global population suffers from disabling hearing loss. Ezequiel...

Óscar Flores, Spain. 2016

Innovator
His digital genomic marketplace eliminates the need to resequence the same genome in order to conduct different tests . Sequencing the human genome is becoming increasingly affordable, and these plummeting costs are driving an explosion...

Kamila Staryga, Poland. 2015

Innovator
Her smart pad detects the presence of gynecological diseases in menstrual fluid and transmits the data to a smartphone . Each year 498 million people between the ages of 15 and 49 are infected by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis or trichomoniasis, four of the most...

Eduardo Raad, Ecuador. 2016

Innovator
Managing the economics of a small business is much easier thanks to his platform which unifies all relevant processes. After managing two software companies and becoming the director of technology of a third, Eduardo Raad was perfectly capable of developing almost...

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...

Pablo Orlando , Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
He aims to democratize autonomous vehicles through an artificial intelligence system. Inipop The primary cause of most traffic accidents is human error. More than 1,250,000 deaths each year are caused by this type of accident...

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...

Mariano Nuñez, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
Leading system for protecting enterprise software. Imagine that a cyber-hacker enters the system used by a company to pay its employees and suppliers, manages sales and organize its production line...

Marco Rolandi, Italy. 2012

Innovator
Biocompatible polysaccharide nanofibers for devices.

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...