2018 Innovator Under 35: Barbarita Lara

Barbarita Lara, Emercom

An earthquake led her to invent a blend of analog and digital technologies for use when networks are down.

Barbarita Lara, CEO, Emercom

Barbarita Lara is a Chilean tech entrepreneur, computer engineer, and skilled coder driven by social innovation. She is CEO of EMERCOM, a tech company that creates disruptive communications solution, and project chief of SiE: Emergency Information System, which delivers emergency broadcasts without relying on conventional networks. She is also the tech director of Valparaíso.

Barbarita was a “Leader in Innovation” Fellow at The Royal Academy of Engineering in 2016/2017 and has been recognized by her country and university as a young leader for her contributions to the community and work in technological innovation.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.