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Dec - 2020


The only scientist ever to get this title.

Florian Kongoli
Dr. Florian Kongoli - Honorary Citizen of Rio de Janeiro

Florian Kongoli
Dr Florian Kongoli holding the Diploma giving him the Title of Honorary Citizenship of Rio de Janeiro in the Grand Entry Hall of Pedro Ernesto Palace of Rio de Janeiro City Council, in Florian Square, Rio de Janeiro

Florian Kongoli
Dr Florian Kongoli featured in New York City Time Square on 7, 10 & 11 Aug 2020, on the occasion of becoming Rio de Janeiro Honorary Citizen

[Mont Royal, QC]: Through a special Legislative Decree voted unanimously, the City Council of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has given to Dr. Florian Kongoli the official title of Honorary Citizen of Rio de Janeiro for significant contribution in science and technology in the framework of sustainable development.

Dr. Florian Kongoli, Chairman of FLOGEN STARS OUTREACH and CEO of FLOGEN Technologies Inc, is the only scientist ever to have obtained this title.

"I take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Florian Kongoli for the just and deserved recognition" says Jorge Felippe, President of Rio de Janeiro City Council.

"I think it is not only a pleasure but also an honor for our city to have this opportunity to honor Dr. Florian Kongoli" says Atila Nunes, Rio de Janeiro City Councilor.

"I wish to congratulate you on the Honorary Citizenship" writes His Excellency Jennifer May, Ambassador of Canada in Brazil. "We are always proud to see Canadians shine abroad, projecting Canadian values on the international scene".

The Honorary Title was given on November 26, 2019, in a special 45-minute plenary session of the City Council that was entirely dedicated to Dr Florian Kongoli's Award Ceremony and was held in English for the first time in the city council history. Dr. Florian Kongoli organized in Rio de Janeiro in November 2018, the Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit (SIPS 2018) - a major event with the participation of a record of 7 Nobel laureates.

A documentary produced on this occasion about Dr. Florian Kongoli can be seen here: https://www.flogen.org/?p=33 and the full video ceremony along with other photos and interviews of Dr. Florian Kongoli can be seen here: https://www.flogen.org/?p=33&an=2019&m=11

About: Dr Florian Kongoli is Chairman of FLOGEN STAR OUTREACH, CEO of FLOGEN Technologies Inc. and President of the Organizing Committee of the Sustainable Industrial Processing Summits (SIPS). He is among others Elected Member of Euro Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences (EMAAS) and was awarded in 2017 "The Environmental Tech CEO of the year 2017" by CEO-Monthly magazine in UK. (CV: http://www.flogen.com/elt/pdf/Kongoli_Short-CV.pdf )

About: FLOGEN Stars Outreach (www.flogen.org), is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to achieving sustainability through science and technology, raising the profile of science and engineering in the society and properly honoring scientists and engineers

About: FLOGEN Technologies (www.flogen.com) is a High-Tech applied research institute dedicated to developing new sustainable technologies and transforming the existing technologies in sustainable ones.

About: SIPS - Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit (https://www.flogen.org/sips2020) is a science-focused and industrial engineering-oriented multidisciplinary conference held every year in several countries around the world with an average participation of 500 authors from academia, industry, government and the entrepreneurship world representing an average of 80 countries. The summit is dedicated to achieving sustainability through science and technology and hosts regularly numerous Nobel Laureates.

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Dr. Florian Kongoli - a Bird-Eye View on the Newest Carioca in Town
(A documentary in English Language about Dr. Florian Kongoli on the occasion of becoming an Honorary Citizen of Rio de Janeiro, a joint production of Amigo no Rio and Lema Digital)

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