05 OCT 2017, 7:13 PM |

Dominican among winners first edition of Innovators under 35 Latin America

MADRID. A young Dominican was a winner in the first regional edition of Innovators under 35 Latin America, an important milestone for the country, which is also participating in this international competition for the recognition of the most brilliant, disruptive and creative young minds by MIT Technology Review, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This is Rainier Mallol, creator of a tool more powerful and faster than the human experts who, through artificial intelligence, predicts where the next outbreaks of dengue, zika and chikungunya will arise, thanks to the medical epidemiology AIME, known for its acronym in English.

The winners will be divided into five categories according to their profiles: inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, pioneers and humanitarian. For each category, MIT Technology Review in Spanish will award a special mention to the Inventor, Entrepreneur, Visionary, Pioneer and Humanitarian of the Year.

About MIT Technology Review in Spanish
It is the oldest technology dissemination magazine in the world, published by Technology Review Inc. Since 2011, it recognizes the most talented young innovators and entrepreneurs in the different countries of Latin America who are developing new technologies to help solve problems that affect the actual society. To date, 18 countries are part of the Latin American community. More than 200 young people have been recognized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

In 2017 and for the first time, the initiative has selected the 35 most promising profiles of the continent as winners of Innovators under 35 Latin America. All have been selected by the jury from more than 2,000 nominations. It does not matter if they are researchers or entrepreneurs, but they do have something in common: they work on new projects and ideas that will improve our way of living and working for the next few years.

The award event, organized by the global consulting firm Opinno, will be held on November 16 in Mexico City, with the collaboration of the Pan American University. This meeting will bring together Mexican and international speakers and leaders such as Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies; Gerardo Jiménez Sánchez, professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health; Alvar Saenz-Otero, Mexican doctor and director of the MIT Space Systems Laboratory; José Antonio Lozano Díez, Rector General of the Universidad Panamericana and IPADE and Antonio Regalado, Senior Editor of Biomedicine at MIT Technology Review, among others.

computer translated from: https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...rica-CJ8319105