Fionn Ferreira

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Fionn Ferreira's innovative magnet-based method for extracting microplastics from water has positioned him as a leading young inventor in environmental science.

Driven by a passion for sustainability, Fionn champions the fight against plastic pollution, advocating for cleaner oceans and a more circular economy on global stages.

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Environ­mental Activist

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Founder of Fionn & Co. LLC and the Green Journey Coalition, Fionn's entrepreneurial spirit is evident in his ventures aimed at environmental research and impactful solutions.

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From the coastlines of Ireland to global stages, Fionn Ferreira's mission has been unwavering: combat the microplastic crisis. At just 18, his innovative magnet-based method for extracting microplastics from water earned him the title of Global Grand Prize Winner at the Google Science Fair 2019. This invention, born from his early experiments with LEGOs and microcontrollers, is a testament to his dedication and ingenuity. Through help from Robert Downey Jr's Footprint coalition and others, he has scaled this technology into a working prototype with his nonprofit the Green Journey Coalition.

Fionn's passion extends beyond the lab. He's a sought-after speaker, having graced platforms like the World Economic Forum and National Geographic Explorer’s Summit. His insights into sustainability and innovation have inspired audiences worldwide, making him a leading voice in environmental advocacy. Therefore he is not only cleaning plastics from the environment but also actively preventing them from entering.

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Collaborations with global brands, accolades like the Forbes 30 Under 30, and his ventures, Fionn & Co. LLC and the Green Journey Coalition, underscore his impact in the field. As he continues his research and advocacy, Fionn remains a beacon of hope and inspiration for a cleaner, sustainable future.

Fionn Ferreira is venturing into the world of entertainment with television series. Additionally, he's penning his first children's book, aiming to inspire the next generation with tales of innovation and environmental stewardship.

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Speaker

A dynamic orator, Fionn Ferreira has captivated audiences globally, from the World Economic Forum to the National Geographic Explorer’s Summit. His insights into sustainability and innovation make him a sought-after voice at prestigious events and conferences. Book Fionn as a powerful speaker for your next event.

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TV Projects

Fionn Ferreira, with his unique blend of scientific expertise and charismatic presence, is not only developing compelling television series but is also available for hosting roles. His ability to communicate in an engaging manner makes him an ideal choice for TV segments, documentaries, and educational programs.

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Influencer

With a robust digital presence and a compelling narrative, Fionn influences a global audience. His journey, from the shores of Ireland to groundbreaking inventions, resonates with many, making him a beacon for environmental advocacy online. Hehas worked with HP, Emporio Armani and many more as an influencer and brand ambassador.

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Ideas?

Being an inventor and scientist, Fionn loves to experiment and try things out! Feel free to reach out if you have an idea.

Achievements

Awards Recieved

Google Science Fair Grand Prize
Intel international Science and Engineering Fair
Straubel Leadership
Plastic Action Champion by the Global Plastic Action Partnership
World Economic Forum Changemaker
National Geographic Young Explorer
‘Premio Internationale Giuseppe Sciacca’ by the Vatican
Forbes 30 Under 30
Youth Advisory board to Method
Renaissance award by EcoAge
European Patent Office Young Inventor’s Prize

Events Spoken At

World Economic Forum 2020, 2021, 2022 (Davos)
European Commission Annual Research Conference (Seville)
Global Plastic Health Summit (Amsterdam, Lisbon)
Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit (Washington, D.C.)
The Martin Luther King Lectures (Amsterdam)
Rukami Festival (Moscow)
National Geographic Explorer's Summit (London)
GreenTech Festival (Berlin)
Regeron ISEF (Washington, D.C.)
and& Leuven  (Leuven)
VivaTech (Paris)
Infoshare (Gdansk)
Youthtopia YOUNITE (Bali)
Young Plastic Pollution Challenge (Amsterdam)
ChangeNow (Paris)
Ativa-te (Lisbon)
House of Lords (London)
 Peace One Day (London)
ARMEDANGELS Changemaker event (Berlin).

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2nd Place Award Winner at ISEF

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2019
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Google Science Fair Global Winner

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Straubel Leadership Award

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2020
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World Economic Forum Speaker

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HP Global Commercial Ambassador

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Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit Speaker

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2021
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National Geographic Young Explorer

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GPAP Young Plastic Action Champion

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Forbes 30 under 30 Listee

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Renaissance Award Winner

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Media & Events

CNN Going Green

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Fionn Ferreira has used his childhood curiosity to power his environmentalist project. Now, he's looking to scale up his "ferrofluids" and magnets innovation to collect microplastics on a global scale.

CNN Going Green

CNN Going Green

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Groningen, NL

Fionn Ferreira has used his childhood curiosity to power his environmentalist project. Now, he's looking to scale up his "ferrofluids" and magnets innovation to collect microplastics on a global scale.

CNN Going Green

CNN Going Green

place
Groningen, NL

Fionn Ferreira has used his childhood curiosity to power his environmentalist project. Now, he's looking to scale up his "ferrofluids" and magnets innovation to collect microplastics on a global scale.

CNN Going Green

CNN Going Green

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Groningen, NL

Fionn Ferreira has used his childhood curiosity to power his environmentalist project. Now, he's looking to scale up his "ferrofluids" and magnets innovation to collect microplastics on a global scale.

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