COGNOSCIBLE TECHNOLOGIES We Show What Is Possible
Nov 2017
Our History Cognoscible Technologies is the legal name where Miguel Ferrada Gutiérrez coordinates his developments, alone, or in colaboration with another scientist and engineers around the world. Cognoscible comes from the latin: cognōscere, and refers to the potentiality of to know beyond mere unconsciousness beliefs about what is possible and what is not. In 1999, he graduated in Chemical Sciences from the University of Chile. Two years later, he started to work in ULMEN S.A., his family's company, which sells admixtures for concrete. His first task there was to study all the concrete system in order to understand it and to find the answer to a question that could not be answered up to that moment. Two weeks after beginning this study, he could explain why an admixture for concrete worked in winter and not in summer and made the necessary changes to solve this problem . This discovery increased the sales of ULMEN, because the additive could now be sold throughout the entire year. In the next two years he worked as Outsourcing for ULMEN, reformulating the rest of the additives of the company, and hence being able to improve them and to reduce up to 35% the manufacture costs. The mine "El Teniente", biggest underground copper deposit of the world, asked him in 2003 for a product that could replace the microsilica they used in their concrete. Miguel already had experience in nanotechnology and he knew that the best option to replace the microparticles was nanoparticles. Hence, using his knowledge in physics and chemistry he created (Gaia), a liquid nanosilica for concrete that gives better results than the microsilica, solves the contamination problems and in addition, (it) allows to saving cement. But this product was so innovative that the concrete manufacturers from "El Teniente" tried its effects on the concrete during a year before they made their purchase effective. Nowadays, "El Teniente" has prohibited the use of microsilica and they only use Gaia. In October of the same year, the XIV Congress of Concrete took place in Chile, and this was the opportunity to present "Silica Iso 14001", where Gaia was officially shown to the World . From this moment on, everything became public, not only in congresses but also in magazines and Internet sites. Thanks to the media, the Venezuelan contractor of oil services "Servicios y Suministros de Oriente", asked for a nanotechnology product for oil well cementation, and according to this request, Pangea, a new nanosilica, was born in April 2005. In January 2006, Miguel was awarded by InnoCentive®, a company from Massachusetts which invites scientists to solve challenges of investigation and development posed by companies from the entire world. This way, he became the first Latin American scientist who obtained this recognition for finding out new applications for polymeric nanoparticles. This prize allowed him to understand that discoveries he had made were not just mere chance. Even more, that his own way to make science and metacognizing could be / were much more efficient than the traditional methods. He decided then to create a company of his own in which he could could apply this methodology in different areas of science and create innovative technological products which could help humanity and the environment, and this is how Cognoscible Technologies S.A (CT) was born.
COGNOSCIBLE TECHNOLOGIES We show what’s possible
November 2017
Our History In 1999, Miguel Ferrada Gutiérrez graduated in Chemical Sciences in the University of Chile. Two years later, he began to work in ULMEN S.A., his family's company, which sells admixtures for concrete. His first task there was studying all the concrete system in order to understand it and to find the answer to a question that could not be answered up to that moment. Two weeks after beginning this study, he could explain why an admixture for concrete worked in winter and not in summer and made the necesary changes to solve this problem . This discovery increased the sales of ULMEN, because the additive could now be sold throughout the entire year. The following two years he worked as Outsourcing for ULMEN, reformulating the rest of the additives of the company, and hence being able to improve them and to reduce up to 35% the manufacture costs. The mine "El Teniente", the biggest underground copper deposit of the world, asked him in 2003 for a product that replaced the microsilica they used in their concrete. Miguel already had experience in nanotechnology and he knew that the best option to replace the microparticles was nanoparticles. Hence, using his knowledge in physics and chemistry he created (Gaia), a liquid nanosilica for concrete that gives better results than the microsilica, solves the contamination problems and in addition, (it) allows to save cement. But this product was so innovating that the concrete manufacturers from "El Teniente" tried its effects in the concrete during a year before they made their purchase effective. Nowadays, "El Teniente" has prohibited the use of microsilica and they only use Gaia. In October of the same year, the XIV Congress of Concrete took place in Chile, and this was the opportunity to present "Silica Iso 14001", where Gaia was officially shown to the World . From this moment on, everything became public, not only in congresses but also in magazines and Internet sites. Thanks to the media, the Venezuelan contractor of oil services "Servicios y Suministros de Oriente", asked for a nanotechnology product for oil well cementation, and according to this request, Pangea, a new nanosilica, was born in April 2005. In January 2006, Miguel Ferrada was awarded by InnoCentive®, a company from Massachusetts which invites scientists to solve challenges of investigation and development posed by companies from the entire world. In This way, he became the first Latin American scientist who obtained this recognition for finding out new applications for polymeric nanoparticles. This prize allowed him to understand that the discoveries he had made were not mere chance. Even more, that his own way of making science and metacognizing could be / were much more effective than the traditional methods. He decided then to create a company of his own in which he could could apply this methodology to different areas of science and create innovating technological products which could help protecting humanity and the environment And this is how Cognoscible Technologies S.A (CT) was born.