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Andrea Goldin, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
Her computer games balance out the academic results of at-risk children who cannot regularly attend class. Until now, research in cognitive training was based on pathological situations. However Goldin goes beyond that and wants to examine 'normal'...

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...

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...

Christian Deilmann , Germany. 2015

Innovator
SMART HEATERS. Christian Deilmann is working on smart home solutions that could rival Google’s. Some call Tadoº the “German Google Nest”, referring to the...

Miguel Luengo, Spain. 2015

Innovator
His collaborative videogame speeds up the diagnosis of malaria. Almost half of the world´s population lives in areas with an elevated risk of malaria, a disease that proves fatal for half a million people per year...

Rafael Raya, Spain. 2013

Innovator
Helping the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy. He developed a toy vehicle and an interface to assist the rehabilitation of kids affected by cerebral palsy No child can learn without...

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...

Geraldine Gueron, Argentina & Uruguay. 2013

Innovator
She has designed a platform to collect and analyze large amounts of health and lifestyle data . Is it possible to create a health-oriented version of Wikipedia to help each person know how to avoid getting sick by crossing the data generated...

Claudia Ibacache, Chile. 2013

Innovator
Creator of new biosurfactant molecules as an alternative to antibiotics in agriculture. Agriculture is one of the economic activities that has grown most in recent decades, due to the increased food demand worldwide. Particularly in...

Eduardo Labarca, Chile. 2013

Innovator
He has created mini submarines that are controlled online to explore the ocean from any location. Eduardo Labarca, on the basis of the famous premise from Jacques Cousteau, "we cannot love what we do not know", is aiming to gamify deep sea...

Joaquín Víquez, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Small farms can generate their own electricity, reduce costs and preserve the environment thanks to his customized biodigesters. Joaquín Víquez grew up in a family dedicated to agriculture and he learned from them that "being a farming producer is becoming more and more...

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...

Lara Costantini, Italy. 2013

Innovator
Hypotensive Food. New food to fight hypertension, based of buckwheat and sage The goal of Lara Costantini's project is to formulate new food specific for people...

Patricio Jutard, Argentina & Uruguay. 2015

Innovator
His digital platform allows users to work collaboratively and creatively from any location . Mural For the young, Argentinian innovator Patricio Jutard, designing a videogame has always been synonymous with fun and creativity. With...

Miguel Borbón, Colombia. 2013

Innovator
He has designed a turbine which harnesses the current of rivers to bring light to small isolated towns. The technology developed by this innovative young man has enabled the small town of Calahorra, in the Choco region, at the very heart of the...

Clémentine Chambon, France. 2016

Innovator
Sustainable, miniature power stations that provide electricity to the neediest communities . One sixth of the world´s population does not have access to the electric grid. Approximately 80% of these more than 1.2 billion people live in...

Juan Lopera, Colombia. 2016

Innovator
His army of innovative professors can revolutionize education in low resource areas. Born in Medellin (Colombia), Juan Lopera´s childhood was marked by drug trafficking and limited expectations for progress. His life changed...

Matteo Bovolenta, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Therapy for DMD. New perspectives to the correction of genetic mutations cause of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). 

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...

Camilo Herrera, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
His solar-powered streetlamps light up low resource areas at night. The absence of electric power service is a problem in many areas of the world. This limitation prevents communities from prolonging work or study...

Simone Strey, Germany. 2016

Innovator
With this geographer and botanist´s app, plant pests can be identified through image recognition, reducing the use of pesticides and protecting farmers against crop losses.. 15-30% of crop yields are lost worldwide each year due to plant diseases and pests, Simone Strey points out. "This often endangers the existence...

Ignacio López, Argentina & Uruguay. 2012

Innovator
Online video conferencing for areas with few resources. In 2006 Ignacio Lopez co-founded Wormhole IT. This company, in which Lopez is director of information technology, provides software for...

Loris Sinigoi, Italy. 2011

Innovator
Enzymes to catalyze the chemical production of polymers.

Xabier Uribe-Etxebarria, Spain. 2011

Innovator
Intelligent communication between people and machines. Intelligent man-machine communication. Xabier Uribe-Etxebarria, industrial organisation and electronics engineer graduated at the University...

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...

Esteban Bermúdez, Central America. 2016

Innovator
Converting pineapple byproducts into a source of renewable energy comparable to geothermal sources . Pineapple plantations must be renewed every two years in order for the farmer to continue harvesting this fruit, and the stubble is usually...

Abdennour Abbas, France. 2013

Innovator
Medical diagnosis based on ultrasentives biosensors . Ultrasensitive biosensors based on artificial antibodies for medical diagnosis. Easy and affordable self-diagnosis of a greater number of...

Ana Laborde, Mexico. 2012

Innovator
Sustainable bio plastics made from tequila waste products. When Ana Laborde challenged herself to produce biodegradable plastics whose raw material was not food, she knew it was going to be an adventure....

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...

Juan Carlos Guáqueta, Colombia. 2015

Innovator
Water purification system to treat worm infested sewage for use in irrigation and fertilization. About 85% of the sewage water in Colombia is emptied into rivers and other sources of ground water with no prior treatment to eliminate residues....