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Rodrigo Gonzalez

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Notpla;
2022 Earthshot Prize Winner

Rodrigo is an inventor, designer, architect and engineer. He has a Master of Architecture with Honours from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, as well as postgraduate qualifications from the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University (India), Industrial Design at Pontificia Universidad Católica (Chile), the Umeå Institute of Design, Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art. Prior to Ooho he invented and developed different patents on structural and deployable systems, following suitcases, and other products.

As a lecturer, he has collaborated with different institutions such as Cornell University (USA), CEPT (India) and Kingston University(UK). He won the Gold Medal in the 2nd Improvisation World Championship celebrated in 2009 Santiago de Chile, has been awarded with the National Dyson Design Award, the British-Spanish Society-Telefonica Award, and has won the GAUDI European Competition on Sustainable Architecture three times.

In addition to that, as Co-CEO and Co-founder of Notpla, he won Prince William’s £1,000,000 Earthshot Prize in 2022.