If you have any doubt that wide-ranging, serious innovation is limited to North America, check out the personal supercomputers, synchronized social applications and mobile apps named as finalists in the Latin American edition of the Intel Challenge. The country by country winners are:
Plewy – Affordable 100% native mobile applications built online using customizable prefab modules.
Bife – The only R&D Company in Latin America that provides high performance computing solutions. Its main product is TABA, a personal supercomputer oriented to run the calculation-intensive simulations used in science, finance and medicine.
CeelBio – Development of advanced ceramic products, targeted to the medical-odontological market.
Eu Decido – Bringing to the internet the power of bargain, offering to clients and partners a whole new experience in the buying/selling process of durable goods.
AchaLá – This website offers a simple solution when searching for housekeeping services, as ex: cleaners, babysitters, plumbers, painters etc.
VideoVivo – App for mobile devices. Ideal for a buying/selling market of virtual services that are generated by the users themselves
LifewareIntegra – Pulse neuronal and cognitive patterns, software for physically disabled persons, technology access for the disabled, communicative tool for extreme conditions, Social inclusion, education and employment. Innovative technology for inclusion
Object Guidance – QualityMonitor complements standard software engineering tools with adequate software visualizations to improve software quality
EcoEnergy – A line of lighting products (interior and exterior) that are friendly to the environment, and through the use of new technologies and alternative energy, achieves a high savings in energy consumption and energy optimization.
HeartView – Technological platform for heart disease prevention.
HuliHealth – Through the web, HuliHealth facilitates finding, selecting and booking medical procedures abroad
Aventones – Aventones is a service that enables and promotes carpooling within organizations by offering: (1) an online software which helps users find relevant ridesharing matches, and (2) a communication campaign and implementation strategy to incentivize use
PikHub – Pikhub will help you relive the entire experience of the events that have been part of your life. We are syncing the pictures from different social networks and putting them together so everyone can see them all in on one place.
Papaya – Platform for Digital Distribution of Audio-Visual Content to IP-capable devices such as New Generation TVs, PCs, smartphones and touchscreen tablets.
Chancando.com – The only Web portal that offers free solved exam’s question to university students of science, engineering and administrative careers as well as to university applicants.
KidBox – A web service that will help children and families to enjoy the Internet in a safe and fun way. We provide personalized content from the web to each kid in a secure environment, enriching the way that toddlers interact with the Internet.
The challenge, a business plan competition focused on the university sector, is conducted in collaboration with universities and non-profits including Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) in Argentina, the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile, Costa Rica Yoemprendedor of the University EAFIT Colombia, the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.
Its objective is to generate interest in technology projects that have the potential to become major opportunities business that can create added value chains, which resulted in better paid jobs. The winners of this regional competition will be invited to participate in the final round of the competition Intel ® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley in November.