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Hamdi Torun, Turkey. 2014

Innovator
Has developed a new microscopy technology with a scanning probe that improves bioscience research. Biomolecular research is a field that is constantly changing. Innovation in this field is accompanied by the emergence of new techniques and tools...

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...

Melanie Valencia, Ecuador. 2016

Innovator
A single fungus is her weapon against two problems: deforestation and the emissions generated by decomposing organic waste. The Ecuadorian Melanie Valencia has been named as one of MIT Technology Review, Spanish Edition´s Innovators Under 35 Ecuador 2016 thanks to his...

Elena de Benavides, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Treatment with mixed health system for venous diseases. Mixed health systems for the treatment of venous diseases. Despite medical advances in the last two decades, the impact on public health of...

Marco Trujillo, Mexico. 2015

Innovator
His smart bracelet serves as a guide for the blind . Almost 40 million people worldwide suffer from blindness according to the WHO, of which almost 1.5 million are under the age of 15. Learning to...

Sandra Rey, France. 2016

Innovator
Her transgenic bacteria that produce their own light and do not contaminate are the illumination of the future. In a few years, a walk around the Paris (France) city center or through the streets of Calcutta (India) could evoke memories of Pandora, the...

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...

Waldo Pérez, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
A new real-time and aluminum welding inspection system . Approximately 300,000 cars are manufactured per year at the average automobile assembly plant. Each one of those cars contains 3,000 to 4,000...

José Tomás Arenas, Chile. 2013

Innovator
He has designed an image screening and tele-medical platform to prevent diabetic blindness. Diabetes is one of the most significant health problems worldwide and represents the main cause of blindness in the working population. For this...

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...

Xiaoxiang Zhu , Germany. 2015

Innovator
X-raying the Earth. Xiaoxiang Zhu has developed a method to measure changes on our planet more accurately than ever before. Xiaoxiang Zhu is uncertain – even if...

Luciana Tenorio, Peru. 2015

Innovator
Her outdoor, UV light resistant cover could be used to construct an inhabitable greenhouse on Mars . Text in Spanish from its original source: MIT Technology Review Spanish edition

Yeny Carias, Central America. 2014

Innovator
She has invented a software to translate voice into sign language and to facilitate learning for deaf people. This young woman has developed the first system prototype which captures and translates voice to LESHO, the Honduran sign language. The...

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...

Demian Slobinsky, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
He has created compact, high performance and reprogrammable computing platforms . Supercomputers are a vital resource in research centers, scarce and expensive at the same time because they consume huge amounts of electricity to...

Roberto Villa, Italy. 2014

Innovator
A system for intelligent tires. A cybersystem for smart tyres Roberto Villa's commitment is addressed to the driver, namely to offer him a solution and guarantee that his car's...

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...

Andrés Klein, Chile. 2013

Innovator
He has devised a new strategy to predict the progression of Gaucher's disease. Gaucher's disease, one of the so-called "rare diseases", affects approximately 30,000 people worldwide. This hereditary disease causes the...

Fernando Zvietcovich, Peru. 2014

Innovator
He has developed a 3D modeling software for cutaneous leishmaniasis injuries. Leishmaniasis is one of the most characteristic diseases in Peru, and amounts to the second largest tropical endemic of the region. The lack of...

Etienne Perret , France. 2013

Innovator
Cheap and high sensitives Radiofrequency labels to identify objects. Labels radio frequency identification cheap and with high sensitivity Can barcodes become obsolete one day, and something that we may look...

Matthieu Sonnati , France. 2013

Innovator
Eco-friendly and fast-drying paints made with biological material . Plant components for environmentally friendly paints and fast drying What can you do if as a child, your favourite hobby causes you...

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...

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...

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”,...

Gustavo Bessone , Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
Created an intuitive platform to manage online advertising . Taggify Beyond providing a source of revenue for online portals, internet advertising provides a more intuitive and economical medium for...

Sergio Ballester, Central America. 2015

Innovator
He uses drones and machine learning to improve Costa Rica's agricultural production. INDIGO Drones (Costa Rica) The use of fertilizers and herbicides will not suffice to sustain the growing population. The application of these...

Marie André Destarac, Central America. 2015

Innovator
Her open software system improves diagnostics and the design for therapies to treat muscular injuries . Automation and Robotics Center, Technical University of Madrid Her passion for medical applications lead the Guatemalan Marie André Destarac to...

Enrique González, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Converting discarded fruits and vegetables into natural nutrients that improve the quality of processed foods. When Enrique González was 15, he was told that if he didn´t watch his diet, he would become diabetic like his father and his uncles. As a result, his...

Javier Sánchez, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His compact, low cost electric vehicle combines the advantages of a car and a motorcycle to transport passengers safely and avoid traffic jams. While driving back and forth between his home in the suburbs of Bogota (Colombia) and his university in the city center, Javier Sánchez suffered...

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...