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1000 Solutions to change the World

A Challenge

Efficient solutions for a clean economic growth

Following the success of the first solar flight around the world, Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation has launched the second phase of their action: selecting #1000solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way, and bringing them to decision makers to help them adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.

A Vision

Bertrand Piccard

One of the first to envision ecology through the lens of profitability, Bertrand Piccard has always advocated that solving climate change – rather than an expensive problem – is a fantastic market opportunity. He actively speaks out against the absurdity of the outdated and polluting devices and systems we are still using and promotes the benefits of existing efficient technologies to motivate governments and industries to take action.

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Protection of the environment would become a reality only if it was perceived as economically viable and requiring no financial or behavioral sacrifices. Today, efficient solutions exist that can boost economic growth, while at the same time reducing our impact on the planet.

Bertrand Piccard


What they say about us

They are decision makers but also pioneers in theirs fields, encouraging new ways of building a cleaner and sustainable world. They believe in the impact of our action.

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Historic Flight

1st round-the-world with a solar airplane

When Bertrand Piccard completed the first ever solar-powered flight around the world in July 2016, his speech emphasized that Solar Impulse had achieved a first for energy even more than a first for aviation. This historical flight highlighted that clean technologies can achieve impossible goals and should be used much more for reducing our energy consumption, protect natural resources and improve the quality of life on Earth.

40’000 km without fuel, a first in energy to lay down a marker for the future. Now, take it further!

Bertrand Piccard
Solvay, asking more from chemistry
Covestro – leading in material solutions
Nestlé - Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future
ENGIE - World Energy Actor
Air Liquide: The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health
BNP Paribas Switzerland - The bank for a changing world
Schlumberger: Oilfield Services
Soprema - Expert in waterproofing & insulation
Michelin Corporate Foundation
Schneider Electric Foundation
Air France
Deutsche Telekom


Supporting the Solar Impulse Foundation

Thanks to the continued support of its partners, the Solar Impulse Foundation can fulfill its 1000 Solutions Challenge as well as federate into the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions the start-ups, corporations, investors and public authorities who want to contribute to a cleaner world.


Joining a new Challenge

Eminent personalities, brought together through shared values and a commitment to a cleaner world, are supporting us in our goals