The inventions were chosen by an evaluation committee of 50 experts from more than 2,000 candidates (all under 35) from ten countries.
His novel approaches to create new treatments, collaborative robots and forms of energy convinced the jury.
Salazar, a Yachay Tech student, participated with Offline-Pedia, a project that offers very low-cost computers with recycled materials and that are preloaded with academic material from Wikimedia, which can be accessed without an internet connection.
The initiative has benefited children from four rural communities.
Carlos Andrés Obando, on the other hand, developed the SpeakLiz Vision mobile application that uses artificial intelligence (AI) in real time so that people with visual disabilities recognize objects, colors and make purchases, without needing internet. The app works in 35 languages.
Romero’s selected project consisted of the SilicoChem biotechnology venture, with which it seeks to democratize the consumption of omega 3 with its transgenic yeasts , capable of producing it quickly and at a low cost.
Ecuadorian scientist Inty Gronneberg congratulated the achievement of young people on Twitter. “Great news. In 2019, three Ecuadorians are part of the prestigious Innovadores 35 list ”.