Research Team

Innovadores de América relies on a research team responsible for the verification and validation of the data regarding the innovations nominated. It is presided by a Technical Coordinator, responsible for ensuring its cohesion, functionality and effectiveness. The research team makes a first review and evaluation of all nominations received to ascertain their compliance with the prize´s criteria and that of each category.

Wolfgang Eberhagen

He is an Industrial designer. In Germany, he worked with Audi, Volkswagen and Kochner-Humboldt-Deutz. He manages his company Eberhagen Design in works in Chile, Peru, Thailand and The Philippines. He provides training courses to experts in Asia, Africa and South America in planning and development of consumption and capital...

Rodrigo Jaramillo Roldan

He has a PhD in Education Science from the Technological University of Pereira, a Master degree in Sociology of Education from the Universidad de Antioquia. He is sociologist from the Latin American Autonomous University, Colombia. He is a full time professor at the Education Faculty at Antioquia University.

Alan García

He is a Chemical-industrial engineer, expert in technology management; research professor in the field of technological and innovation management; member of the National Chamber of Consulting Companies and secretary of the Chemical Engineers Association of Yucatan.

Patricio Sutton

Visual communicator graduated from the University of Belgrano. He studied biological science and carried out research for the conservation of natural areas. Post graduate studies in Environmental Management at the Catholic University of Argentina. Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships, “Improving Social Inclusion Practices”, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is...

Onil Pereyra

Holds a Master degree in science and project management from the Université du Québec, Canada; Master in Business Administration from the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo, graduate in Electrical Engineering from the National University Pedro Henríquez Ureña in Santo Domingo. He is an expert in TICs. He attended courses...

José Contreras

Doctorate in Environmental Chemistry, Carl Schorlemmer Technical University, Germany. Degree in Chemistry, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. Professor of Chemistry, Environmental Pollution, Methodology of Research in Environmental Sciences and other Technological Institute of Santo Domingo and UNAPEC. Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Chemistry-Physics at the Autonomous University of Santo...

David Kramer

Master in Soviet Studies at Harvard University, graduated from Dartmouth College. More than 15 years of experience in the USA and abroad in education, conservation of natural resources, financing of projects and social enterprises, participatory communication, and impact evaluation. Director and founder of ReImagine Impact International, Lead Coach of...

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Idelisa Bonelly de Calventi

The sea is the beginning of all creation. During centuries human beings have found in its immensity a source of life, inspiration and development. For the marine biologist Idelisa Bonelly, living during her childhood in coastal areas turned it into a challenge, “an incognita I wanted to unravel”. This admiration and curiosity for the mysteries hidden beneath its surface led her to study marine biology at the New York University, obtaining a master degree. Upon her return to the Dominican Republic, in the year of 1962, she became a pioneer of marine sciences development in the country joining the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, with the objective of creating a marine biology research center....