About Nico

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Nicolas Garcia Mayor is an Argentine entrepreneur and industrial designer focused in humanitarian development, social innovation and environmental preservation. Garcia Mayor worked and lived in Europe conducting various architectural and innovation design projects. Since 2000 he has been working as an Industrial Humanitarian Designer, identifying, designing, developing and implementing innovative solutions in countries in South America and abroad, including Haiti, Mexico, United States, China, Austria, Spain, France, United Arab Emirates. Today, his designs travel around the globe and have been showcased in many countries. Among other recognitions, in 2014 Nicolas Garcia Mayor was awarded by JCI with Ten Outstanding Young Person of the World TOYP for his contribution to children, world peace and human rights. With his humanitarian innovation called Cmax System, he was invited to present in the 68th the United Nations General Assembly UN, in New York City. Garcia Mayor was also invited to Vatican City by Pope Francis, who blessed his project for the humanitarian work refugees. The Government of Argentina honored him with one of the country’s highest awards “Ambassador of Argentina Country Brand”  and the Senate of the Argentina Nation bestowed the award for “The Latin America Development Leadership”. In 2016, the US Government gave permanent residency status citing “Extraordinary Ability” and “Brilliant Talent”. As a social entrepreneur, he has given multiple TED (conference) around the globe and has worked as an innovation consultant for international organizations such as the United Nations (UN),the Inter-American Development Bank, universities worldwide, national and local governments and NGOs. Nicolas has been a Jury of Honor of Balseiro Institute and the National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina. Garcia Mayor has also consulted as a researcher on humanitarian needs, assessments and mitigation for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina, Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, Nigeria Future Energy Group NIFEG, Salzburg Seminar in Austria. He was also selected by consultant Marcus Evans to join the World Industrial Design Summit in Cannes and Berlin as a consultant to leaders such as Bentley, BMW, Audi, Renault, Volvo, Coca-Cola, Google and Facebook among other companies.

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Meet my ventures

My work as Founder & Co-founder of several organizations

Awards & Recognitions

  • Nominate 2024 as Ambassador for Peace for the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), a distinguished member of the United Nations and the largest network of Peace Leaders worldwide.
  • Selected by London Design Festival. The 20th anniversary edition, September 2022, London, UK
  • Invitation to Honour in the British Parliament with the prestigious award for the outstanding humanitarian services  to promote Peace, Education and Trade Harmony initiatives globally, London, UK 2022
  • Award Global Humanitarian Oustanding –  NY Summit – Marbella, Spain, 2021
  • Awared with the most important recognition that Colombia currently has from the academy around the work of Industrial Designers Buen Punto Award. Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia, 2019
  • Honoree Board of Directors of ARISE Mexico, Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies. First national public-private network to prevent and mitigate disasters in Mexico. City of Mexico, 2018
  • Named Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti for your support and social innovations ideas in Port au Prince, Belladère and Mollière. Haiti 2018
  • Outstanding Humanitarian Service (Ser Servicio) University of Monerrey Award recognizes individual profesionals for contributions in charitable activities, care of the indigent and community service performed above and beyond the typical duties of an Industrial Designer, Monterrey, Mexico 2018
  • The Emmy® Award Nominated 2018 by Telemundo Interview is the premier television production award.
  • Designated as Strategic Advisory Committee in Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship to the Balseiro Institute, considered the best Experimental Physics and Nuclear Engineering study centre of Latin America, Bariloche, Argentina 2017
  • Honore Speaker in The Creative Industries at University of Cuyo, Mendoza Argentina 2016
  • Award in The Ibero American Design Biennial BID16 / The Best Product Design / The Cmax System Madrid Spain 2016
  • Keynote Speaker Congress Institute of Industrial Engineers Guayaquil Ecuador 2016
  • Honore Speaker in Inter-American Development Bank DEMAND SOLUTIONS IDEAS FOR IMPROVING LIVES Washington DC 2015
  • Honore Speaker in United Nations Headquarters JCI GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT NEW YORK 2015
  • Selected in 2015 within the 30 most Young Cultural Innovators in the world, as advisory in the humanitarian problems at Salzburg Austria 2015
  • Nominated for 2015 Business for Peace Award, given to “business leaders whose actions and commitments constitute an exceptional contribution to the promotion of ethical behavior and peace” in Oslo, Norway.
  • Distinction for professional achievements 2013, awarded by the Honorable Senate of the Province of Buenos Aires.
  • Distinction for professional work 2013, awarded by the Association of Industrial Designers of Buenos Aires.
  • JCI TOYP 2014 Honoree (Leipzig, Germany) as a Young Outstanding Person of the world for his contribution to children, world peace and Human Rights.
  • JCI TOYP 2013 Honoree as a Young Outstanding Person of Argentina for his contribution to children, world peace and Human Rights.
  • JCI TOYP 2013 Honoree as a Young Outstanding Person of the Province of Buenos Aires for his contribution to children, world peace and Human Rights.
  • “Citizen Recognition” given in 2014 by the Honorable Council of Bahía Blanca, for the merits achieved in the humanitarian field.
  • “Guest of honor” of the government of Rio Grande in 2014.
  • “Argentine Creative” Award 2014 given by Argentine Creative Circle, award given to people who stand out for their originality and ingenuity. The same award was received by outstanding people such as: Clorindo Testa, Jorge Guinzburg, Jorge Lanata, Gustavo Santaolalla, Juan Carr, Adrián Paenza, Mario Pergolini, among others.
  • Distinction “Development Leadership: Governor Enrique Tomás Cresto 2014 ” awarded by the Senate of the Nation for his work on behalf of their communities and the progress of society.
  • Award “Exportar 2013” by Fundación Exportar for his contribution to national development and export of value added.
  • Award “Ambassador of Argentina country brand” by the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina.
  • Cmax System, selected by the Argentine Foreign Ministry to represent the country at the International Forum for Development of Humanitarian Affairs 2013 held in Washington DC.
  • UN Honored Guest to present the Cmax System at the 68º General Assembly in front of representatives of the world in September 2013.
  • Distinction by the office of the UN Humanitarian Aid OCHA for his participation as a panelist in December 2013 in the Regional Meeting on International Mechanisms for Humanitarian Assistance in Latinamerica and The Caribbean in United Nations Headquarters in New York.
  • Ar estudio, awarded first prize “innovative SMEs” in 2013 by the Ministry of Production, Science and Technology of the Province of Buenos Aires.
  • Ar estudio, awarded “Innovative Company” in 2012 by the Ministry of Production, Science and Technology of the Province of Buenos Aires.
  • Ar estudio, selected within the 15 most prominent studios in the world, by consultant Marcus Evans to join the Industrial Design Summit in Cannes 2010 as a consultant to leaders such as BMW, Audi, Coca-Cola, Google, Facebook and Electrolux among others companies.
  • Ar estudio, selected for the Innovation Catalog Argentina 2010/2011/2012/2013 by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Argentina.

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