The leading community of innovators, pioneers and social changemakers

Throughout the years, MIT Technology Review has built a large community with over 100,000 professionals and institutions: innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, influencers, professors, researchers, universities, public institutions, and research centers.


Some of them are part of our committee of judges made up of independent, well-known technologists, entrepreneurs, winners of past editions, investors and academics that belong to leading universities and companies from all around the world.

Others are opinion leaders who are influential and credible points of contact within a specific field. Their mission is to promote the competition, convey its values and recommend young people with potential to earn a spot amongst the award winners.

Innovators, judges and ambassadors: with their help, Innovators Under 35 contributes to talent discovering and developing, and the diffusion of new technologies in Europe and Latin America.

Want to be part of this community? Please contact us at innovators.community@opinno.com

 

 

José Luis de la Cruz, Peru. 2013

Innovator
He developed software that simplifies and lowers the cost of the electrification of rural areas. One in every five small towns in rural Peru does not have an electricity supply. In these cases the state is responsible for subsidizing...

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...

Stanislaw Ostoja-Starzewski, France. 2014

Innovator
Helping to access internet through minisatellites. A set of mini-satellites to provide affordable and universal access to Internet ''A network of 50 nanosatellites could easily update all of...

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...

Christian Stemberger , Germany. 2015

Innovator
Fishing for cells. Christian Stemberger fishes specialized immune cells out of donor blood. He wants to use them to treat infections, autoimmune conditions, and even...

Camila Petignat, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
She has created more nutritional and easier to digest forage crops that could increase livestock productivity and cut down on emissions. There has been a boost in livestock activity in recent decades which has led to a growth in demand for foodstuffs, particularly those made of...

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...

Blanca Rodríguez, Spain. 2016

Innovator
Children learn via her educational platform and big data advises parents and teachers of their progress and weaknesses. Children today are practically born with the ability to operate smartphones and tablets. These technologies have great potential to help...

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...

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...

Octavio Novelo, Mexico. 2016

Innovator
Turning mobile phones into piggy banks with an app that incentivizes short and medium term savings. Pigs and piggy banks share a common shape and purpose. The former is fattened up before being slaughtered, and the latter is filled before being...

Victoria Alonsopérez, Argentina & Uruguay. 2014

Innovator
Her self-rechargeable collar individually monitors cows and produces real-time loss or theft alerts. Uruguay currently has 12 million bovine animals; meanwhile the figure worldwide has risen to more than one billion. In spite of these figures,...

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...

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...

Sandra Cifuentes, Spain. 2014

Innovator
A new material that improve bone implant . Orthopedic implants based on biodegradable, absorbable materials. As many know, recovery from bone injuries is a very delicate process where...

Gabriela Galilea, Paraguay & Bolivia. 2016

Innovator
Visually handicapped children have a new ally in her diagnostic and treatment-focused software . Unlike most humans, Gabriela Galilea cannot see in three dimensions. This is due to strabismus, a condition that causes her to be incapable of...

Johannes Jacubeit , Germany. 2016

Innovator
Critical medical information ironically gets jammed where the sharing of this information is truly critical: between doctors and patients. This medical doctor wants to change that.. Patient consultations can be sobering for doctors. John Jacubeit has experienced this time and again during his tenure as a practicing sports...

Timothée Boitouzet, France. 2016

Innovator
Translucent wood: a resistant and sustainable material for constructing the buildings of the future. When the planet is home to the almost 12 billion people that the UN calculates will inhabit the Earth by the year 2100, where will they live? In...

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....

Luis Cuende, Spain. 2016

Innovator
Using Bitcoin technology as a notary public 2.0 and to fight patent trolls. While Bitcoin struggles to take off in the currency market, its blockchain technology is generating a disruptive tidal...

Grzegorz Wróblewski, Poland. 2016

Innovator
Converts any surface into an electrode thanks to his transparent and flexible carbon nanotube coating . Smart clothes have the potential to continually monitor their users´ health. But in order to drive this revolution, first we need to create...

Sébastien Deletaille, Belgium. 2015

Innovator
Preventing crisis and alleviating poverty through big data. Using telecommunications big data to detect humanitarian crisis Every time a call is made from a cell phone, an information trail is left...

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...

Andrés Felipe Gutiérrez, Colombia. 2012

Innovator
He has created a programming infrastructure of open code for small and medium companies. A wide majority of web sites that exists and are been created every day, works thanks to the language PHP. To make the process rapid and efficient...

Jorge Camil, Mexico. 2013

Innovator
Quality Education assisted by information technologies to close the digital divide. Approximately 78 percent of the population in Mexico does not have access to a computer nor to the internet, and the gaps in educational...

Rand Hindi, France. 2014

Innovator
Guiding your life using the power of big data. A prediction system based on big data to improve habitability in cities. When Rand Hindi started playing with Big Data, he was graduating in...

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...

Alberto Arrendondo, Central America. 2015

Innovator
Created a sustainable, water treatment system based on traditional knowledge . Green Energy Technologies (Nicaragua) Stocking up on drinking water is no simple task for 32% of the population of rural areas in Nicaragua, a...

Sergio Álvarez, Spain. 2014

Innovator
Tools that hide big data . His open-source visualisation tools tell the stories hidden in large volumes of data. If there are two elements, which best capture the...

Geert Slachmuylders, Belgium. 2016

Innovator
His turbines extract previously unattainable energy from water . Leveraging the natural energy of water flows is not a new idea; the Romans used this method to carry out useful jobs. This idea has evolved since...