Cornel Amariei is a renowned Romanian inventor, speaker and entrepreneur known for creating .lumen – a startup that builds glasses which empower the blind to live a better life. Cornel was born in a family where his parents and sister lived with disabilities, severely limiting their mobility. Growing up in such an environment allowed Cornel to understand the role of assistive technology. Previously, Cornel was known for operating as Head of Innovation in a large Automotive company. For his work, he became the first Romanian inducted into Forbes 30U30 Europe, the Global Business Hall of Fame and JCI's Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World. Awards previously won by personalities such as Elvis Presley, Levi Strauss, and John F. Kennedy.