Crystal Lagoons Research and Development Director talks about innovation26 September, 2014 / News
CRYSTAL LAGOONS INTERVIEW AT PULSO NEWSPAPER
Javiera de la Cerda | Research & Development Director
What is the current status of entrepreneurship?
I think that to place entrepreneurship on the public sphere is a great step forward for the country. Currently, there are being applied support systems that help innovations during their first stages of business. However, we are still lacking further advances in the field of intellectual property and protection for the newly developed innovations.
Which lessons has CL learned from its own history?
Innovators and entrepreneurs have to face a difficult path, they have to overcome many obstacles and they might even fail. In order to help them prevail over that, we provide opportunities such as our scholarship program that helps the commercial takeoff of new innovations. Apart from that, I think that we always need to see the bigger picture, realizing that there is just one world market.
Why did Crystal Lagoons create the entrepreneurship scholarship?
We wanted to aid the national human capital and employment growth. We also wanted to compensate the country offering superlative help to national enterprises that, as Crystal Lagoons at its beginnings, have faced the challenges of a local business that aims to export technology.
ABOUT CRYSTAL LAGOONS
Crystal Lagoons Corporation is an international innovation company that has developed and patented technology that allows for the low-cost construction and maintenance of unlimited size bodies of water in crystal-clear condition. Patented in 160 countries, Crystal Lagoons’ technology applications range widely from its recreational business, which brings the dream of idyllic beach life to any corner of the world, to its industrial variations in closed-circuit cooling, water desalination and applications for the mining industry. The technology was pioneered by Fernando Fischmann, the founder and chairman of Crystal Lagoons Corporation. A trained biochemist, Fischmann patented the technology and founded Crystal Lagoons Corporation in 2007. In less than three years since its formation, Crystal Lagoons Corporation has seen exponential growth and is currently involved in over 300 projects in more than 60 countries, including Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Singapore, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and United States.