Member - Sunbirds

Sunbirds was born in 2015 with the audacious desire to push the boundaries of how we can fly and what we can see from the sky. We have the inner conviction that performance can be achieved while ensuring sustainability. Our goal is to refine state-of-the-art while establishing new standards to shape the UAVs' future.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2015
Company Size 6
Member Type
Founders Laurent Rivière
Headquarters 31670 Labège, France
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Sunbirds is a start-up based in Toulouse, France. It has designed the first professional drone able to fly all day long thanks to solar power. The SB4 Phoenix is a decision-making tool for people managing huge territories such as agricultural land, forests and game reserves worldwide. This 3.2m wingspan airplane responds to the need for mapping, inspection and surveillance of large areas.
Headquarters 31670 Labège, France

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Sunbirds

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.

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