FERNANDO FISCHMANN is an influential scientist, innovator and businessman. His multinational water-innovation company, Crystal Lagoons, has managed, in less than ten years of operations, to accumulate over 1,000 projects in different stages of operation, planning, design, and construction in 60 countries worldwide. 800 of these are Public Access Lagoons™ projects.
Fernando has been honored many times with prestigious international awards, such as the “WIPO Medal for Inventors”, through the nomination made by Chile’s Intellectual Protection Agency (Inapi) that led the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the “Champion of Champions” at the Green World Awards, British awards that recognize sustainable initiatives.
It has also been recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Innovator of the Year”, and “Businessman of the Year”. In 2016, in Rome, he received The Stevie® Award, popularly known as The Oscars of the business world, previously awarded to Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos. He has also been honored with the Green Apple Award at Britain’s House of Commons two years in a row (2016, 2017) for his industrial cooling technologies, and was awarded the Real Innovator Award, by the London Business School, to mention a few.
Fernando’s crystalline lagoons are limitless in size and are taking the beach lifestyle to some of the most diverse regions of the world, thanks to his patents relating to water-treatment technologies that represent very low water, chemical and energy consumption. In total, he holds 2,200 patents in 190 countries. As a consequence, Crystal Lagoons’ intellectual property has been valued at US $4.1 billion.
Today, the world’s top amenity will forever change the way we live in cities. Crystal Lagoons’ new PAL™ model is propelling a new generation of urban recreational amenities and is setting a new standard for public and leisure spaces. PAL™ amenities are open to the general public and are being developed in some of the most diverse settings around the globe, such as public parks and other leisure spots. They are bringing holiday destinations to people’s doorsteps.
The wide range of beaches and scenery make PAL™ lagoons a perfect meeting point of the XXI century and are the ideal place to enjoy cultural shows and events. This is an idyllic concept to be enjoyed by everybody all over the world and represents the dawn of a new era for urban life, as well as infinite possibilities for Crystal Lagoons.
In recent years, Fernando has developed a set of innovative technologies of high environmental relevance that could potentially help solve global issues, such as water and energy scarcity. Some of these technologies are sustainable industrial cooling systems and energy-less desalination methods, to mention just a few.
Fernando’s innovations have positively disrupted water-treatment and purification technologies, in areas such as industrial processes, public spaces, recreational facilities, and ornamental settings, in both private and public projects.
Over the years, over 10,000 publications by different media outlets have covered Fernando’s innovations. Crystal Lagoons currently has 6 branch offices around the world.