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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Guillermo González Camarena

Guillermo González Camarena was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1917. As a little boy he loved to make toys that move with electricity, which he created in his work space: a lab in his home basement. At age 9 he invented a seismic alarm, which made a sound when the earth began to tremble and lights went on and off. At age 12 he had already built his first amateur transmitter. Therefore it was only natural that he went on to study electronics at the Instituto Nacional Politécnico. Merely 17, when kids his age were interested only in girls, he had already constructed his own TV using radio spare parts. As a consequence of...