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Carla Laucevicius, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Her bacterial cocktail tailored to Panama eliminates 90% of the grease which builds up within urban wastewater systems. One of the biggest problems for wastewater treatment systems is the buildup of oils and grease, which can clog sanitation pipes. In Panama, the...

Scott Munguía, Mexico. 2014

Innovator
He has designed a technology for the production of bioplastics from avocado seeds. The technology developed by Scott makes it possible to produce bioplastics using waste from the food industry, more specifically: the avocado seed...

Ana Gabriela Gallardo, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Universal technology for medicine dosage. Diabetes is one of the biggest problems in public health in Mexico, which ranks 10th place worldwide in number of diabetes patients. More than 10...

Héctor Perea, Spain. 2012

Innovator
Creating implants with the patient's own cells. Using magnetic fields and biomaterials to create implants with patient's own cells. Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death...

Juan Pablo Reyes, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has integrated musical mechanics in an action game to enhance user experience. The musical mechanics are somewhat natural and attractive to humans. However, in many cases, the development of musical talent is rather tedious...

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...

Annamaria Petrozza, Italy. 2014

Innovator
Photovoltaic materials and optoelectronic devices. Annamaria Petrozza is Team Leader at the Italian Institute of Technology, a research foundation, where she focuses on the physics of next-generation...

Alberto Acedo, Spain. 2014

Innovator
Test of ultra DNA to detect the genes associated with hereditary cancer. A genetic test based on DNA ultrasequencing to detect mutations related to hereditary cancer The roots of a significant part of all detected...

Bartłomiej Kołodziejczyk, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His conductive polymers allow for the creation of biosensors and more affordable flexible solar panels . Electronics are currently dominated by silicon. Rigid chips, circuits and transistors are made from this material. However, organic conductive...

Alejandro Tocigl, Chile. 2016

Innovator
Accelerating stomach cancer diagnoses with his microRNA detection tool . The difference between detecting an early stage stomach cancer versus a late stage is "literally life or death", in the words of the Chilean...

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...

Guillaume Wegria, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
Helping plants to grow in spite of the droughts caused by climate change . Climate change is not only threatening to elevate the global temperature but also to alter precipitation patterns, both in terms of quantity and...

Daniel Vogel, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Using the widespread ownership of mobile phones in Mexico and his Bitcoin based platform to increase access to banking services. When Daniel Vogel was studying an MBA at Harvard University (USA), he became aware of some important problems in Mexico: only 40% of adults have a...

Christian Holz , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Thoughtful touchscreen. Christian Holz is working on a touchscreen that recognizes its users. If Christian Holz gets his way, passwords will be a thing of the past...

Łukasz Kołtowski, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His portable smart spirometer will improve the lives of patients with pulmonary diseases . One flight of stairs can feel like climbing Mt. Everest for those who suffer from obstructive pulmonary diseases. One of these conditions, asthma...

Damar Lizbeth López, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Genetically modified crops to optimize the use of fertilizers. Damar Lopez-Arredondo was still a high school student when she first heard about the impact of biotechnology on quality of life. During a Science...

Daniel Marhely, France. 2013

Innovator
Accessing your music from any device. Open technology to access to music from any device  To many youngsters who are well versed in technology, freedom to access copyrighted...

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...

Tales Gomes, Brasil. 2015

Innovator
Developed a diagnostic platform to detect diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases. Text in Portuguese from its original source: MIT Technology Review Portuguese edition

Danilo Cantero, Argentina & Uruguay. 2016

Innovator
His reactor that obtains sugars from cellulose could allow biomass to substitute petroleum. Currently, our society depends on petroleum as both a source of energy and as a prime material for the production of chemical compounds like...

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...

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...

Andrés Barreto, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has created a platform to adapt contents and publicity online to tactile devices. Andrés Barreto, the entrepreneur Colombian young man who was a co-founder in 2006 of the application Grooveshark created to listen music on line,...

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...

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...

Mariana Costa, Peru. 2015

Innovator
Created a social enterprise that trains young people with limited resources to become experts in web design. Text in Spanish from its original source: MIT Technology Review Spanish edition

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...

Christian Díaz, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His collaborative platform helps doctors to hone their surgical skills remotely through virtual reality. While learning to perform surgeries, doctors can practice on animals, through simulators (virtual or physical) and directly on patients. In order...

Arkadiusz Stopczynski, Poland. 2016

Innovator
His portable brain scanner will improve the quality of medical care for brain diseases in the most remote regions. There are no neurologists in the Kingdom of Bhutan. In this country nestled in the Himalaya mountain range between China and India, the entire...

Simon Benmarraze, France. 2013

Innovator
A mirror system that concentrates sunlight to produce more economical energy. Compact solar thermodynamic technology to produce energy more economical and efficient. Building a thermosolar plant in a country like...