Fernando Fischmann wins Stevie Award, considered to be the “Oscar for Business”

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Fernando Fischmann wins Stevie Award, considered to be the “Oscar for Business”

The scientist and entrepreneur was awarded with The Stevie® Award in its two categories: Innovator of the Year, for his sustainable vision for the use of water, and for Innovation of the Year, for his water desalination technology that uses no energy.

The Award has been given in recent years to Steve Jobs from Apple, Jeff Bezos from Amazon, Coca-Cola’s Kent Muhtar and Alan Mulally from the Ford Motor Company.

The award ceremony will take place in October at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Rome. On the occasion, Fischmann will receive the awards that the New York Post described as the “Oscars for business”, a name well-known globally, and that singles out “good business leaders” around the world.

The “Innovation of the Year” award was given to Fischmann for his water desalination technology that uses no energy, and that aims to solve some of humanity’s greatest problems, like energy and water scarcity.

Considered to be one of the world’s most coveted awards, and described by the New York Post as the “Oscars” of the business world, Fernando Fischmann, founder and President of Crystal Lagoons, won the Innovator of the Year award of the International Business Awards. Furthermore, the water desalination technology that uses no energy, developed by Crystal Lagoons, won the Innovation of the Year award, and, as a result Fischmann will receive both Stevie® Award trophies this October.

The same prize has been awarded in previous years to the most important and recognized CEOs in the world like Apple founder Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos from Amazon, Kent Muhtar from Coca-Cola, Alan Mulally from the Ford Motor Company and other outstanding companies like IBM, Disney, AT&T and Coca-Cola.

This year’s version received over 3,800 nominations from 60 countries, and Fischmann was chosen as the person or company to have contributed most to innovation, with the company Cisco Systems taking second place. He also won the award for the main technological innovation, for his water desalination technology that uses no energy, that seeks to solve some of humanity’s greatest problems, such as energy and water scarcity.

The jury for the International Business Awards is composed of over 200 opinion leaders, executives and academics from around the world, including representatives from Nike, DHL, HSBC, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, American Express and others.

The judges made tremendously positive comments about the scientist, such as “Fernando Fischmann is the embodiment of an innovator! What is even more remarkable is that his innovation has a positive impact on the environment”.

Another member of the committee praised the innovator, affirming that “Fischmann sees a challenge, sees an opportunity and looks for a solution or creates new technology to accomplish his goal. An innovator!” Additionally, another judge expressed that, “it is a wonderful innovation and initiative to provide solutions to humanity’s critical need for survival. A well anticipated innovation and a noble contribution to the wellbeing of the world”.

The International Business Awards gala ceremony will take place on 21st October in the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Rome, Italy. On the occasion, Fischmann will receive two Steve® Award trophies, golden statues that recognize the winners of these international awards that were created by R.S. Owens, the same manufacturers as Hollywood’s Oscars.

The track record of the founder of Crystal Lagoons and the success story of this innovation multinational, that in less than 7 years has 15 offices around the world and a packed portfolio that totals 400 projects in different stages of development in 60 countries –that have transformed it into the World’s Top Amenity- have meant that the scientist has received more than 20 additional awards. Amongst the awards one can highlight the USA’s Best New Business award, Keys to Miami from the Beacon Council, Innovation Award from Florida’s Governor, two Guinness World Records, as well as being the only executive to have received awards for Best Entrepreneur, Best Innovator and Best Businessman.

Fischmann has developed and patented various technologies that have enabled a change in people’s lifestyles around the world, with a portfolio of over 1,000 patents in 160 countries globally. Today, his scientific efforts are focused on the development of a wide variety of industrial applications that enable world problems to be solved, such as energy, water scarcity and environmental degradation.