Fionn Ferreira Interview: Scientist, Inventor, YOUTHTOPIA Circle Of Youth

When Fionn Ferreira is not scaling his technology to remove microplastics from the ocean, he spends his time speaking to and conducting workshops with others; inspiring them to feel more empowered, energetic and enthusiastic about sustainability.

Fionn explores how the entire area of invention and innovation has huge potential for how we tackle climate problems. The sustainability industry is weighed down by stagnation and repetition and needs ideas put together in unconventional manners to act as breaths of fresh air, reinvigorating the battle for the climate. 

As a 22-year-old, Fionn is accustomed to the challenge of getting older people to take him seriously. However, he loves telling his story to people who have, over the years, learnt that young people can invent as well and have often then enabled him to scale his invention to be able to make more of a difference, including Robert Downey Jr..

Fionn believes that sustainability needs to be built into companies’ cores, not just retrofitted. By putting sustainability at the heart of what corporations do we can change how they operate and how people work together – keeping everyone working together with a focus on a positive common goal that we feel we can stand for. 



YOUTHTOPIA is a collective formed of young people from all over the globe, inspiring and empowering themselves and others to become catalysts for positive change. 

London Speaker Bureau and YOUTHTOPIA have partnered to amplify the fresh, dynamic perspectives of these young visionaries. This will foster a collaborative environment of innovation that embodies commitment to the community, and accelerate the reshaping of industries, development of societal progress and creation of forward-thinking solutions to prominent global issues.

By working with YOUTHTOPIA, London Speaker Bureau hopes to create a synergy that enables individuals to work with companies to drive change and achieve a holistic impact greater than the sum of its separate parts.

Video Timeline

  • 0:22 – Who are you and what do you do?
  • 0:57 – How innovative is the sustainability industry?
  • 1:39 – What has your journey been like from invention/innovation to activism?
  • 2:22 – How do you maintain belief in your mission and cause?
  • 3:04 – During these uncertain times, what is your advice for leaders and corporations?
  • 3:54 – If you could wave a magic wand, what would you change in the world right now?
  • 4:57 – What is next for you?


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