Unreasonable Fellows

Nicolás Cock Duque

Chairman and co-founder at EcoFlora

Nicolás is an Unreasonable Fellow. Nicolás has participated in 1 program, including Unreasonable Goals 2017.
Nicolas is an entrepreneur, innovator, and leader who has participated in the creation, design and implementation of various companies, organizations, programs, products, and projects related to biodiversity, biotechnology, life sciences, and green businesses. Amongst the disruptive innovations, Nicolas leadership in creating several plant extract-based biopesticides and the world's first natural blue color suitable for the food industry are within the most remarkable. The companies he has co-founded have been granted several national and international awards related to innovation, sustainable development, and entrepreneurship, such as the Colombian Award for Technological Innovation INNOVA (2004, 2007 and 2010) and the Union for Ethical Biotrade Award on Innovation (2010). He has been an Endeavor entrepreneur since 2007, and is part of the B-Corp movement as founder of several B-certified companies. Nicolas has contributed to export for the first time in the history of Colombia, of new sustainable goods and bio-based products with high value added, including innovative solutions derived from plants biodiversity for agriculture (botanical biopesticides), food, cosmetics, and home care (natural ingredients and consumer products) as well as of green gold and platinum (green and fairtrade certified) by means of breakthrough initiatives, which he has managed and/or conceived, all of them with a common purpose: Promoting bioinnovations and business as forces of good and change.