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1000 Solutions — July 05, 2018

Zify, the daily carpooling app

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 1min read

In the US, according to the latest American Community Survey, over three quarters (76.3%) of commuters still drive to work alone in their cars. Surely, Americans have an intensive use of their cars, but the figure is still high in Europe: more than half of Swiss commuters (52,1%) drove to work in...

1000 Solutions — August 13, 2018

Lactips, a biodegradable alternative to plastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

The story behind Lactips is first and foremost about the encounter of two different worlds and two complementary people. Frédéric Prochazka, a researcher at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Université Jean Monnet, in Saint-Etienne (France), had developed a...

1000 Solutions — March 26, 2019

Wagabox, turning landfill gas into energy

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

What’s the issue?Our world is choking in trash. With an impressive population growth, globalization and rapid urbanization, the amount of waste generated has skyrocketed. According to a 2016 study by the World Bank, we throw approximately 2 billion tonnes of rubbish, also known as municipal solid waste,...

1000 Solutions — April 16, 2019

Ambee, the smart mobile sensors for better air

Written by Laetitia Waku

Ambee helps citizens monitor pollution and take actions to avoid the most toxic areasWhat’s the issue?Invented in India to face an ever-increasing air pollution challenge, Ambee is a small, smart, mobile box which is able to measure particulate matter and high data density to better analyze and...

1000 Solutions — May 01, 2019

Sabella, sustainable and reliable electricity from the power of tides

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

Underwater turbines could provide renewable energy to off-grid communities who rely on fossil fuels. In most of the roughly 11’000 inhabited islands around the world, power supply is a big issue. As most of them are not connected to the electricity grid, the 730 million island inhabitants heavily rely on diesel...

News — May 06, 2019

The Solar Impulse Foundation and the European Investment Bank join...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

The Solar Impulse Foundation and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a landmark agreement for the provision of financial advisory services to innovative environmental solutions part of the #1000Solutions portfolio. The advisory process, which helps companies structure their financing strategy,...

News — May 09, 2019

Event: the role of start-ups in addressing global development...

Written by Julie Conti - 2min read

On May 14th 2019, in the Palace of Nations in Geneva, UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) and the Solar Impulse Foundation will debate the role of start-ups in addressing global development challenges. What role can start-ups play in tackling today's most pressing development...

1000 Solutions — May 09, 2019

Purifaaya, clean water access with no harm to the environment

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

A simple and affordable solution to filter water through a ceramic pot without using electricity or burning fuel. When Kathy Kue, an American Harvard student, went to Uganda to teach an all-girls academy in 2010, little did she know that this experience would spark an idea that changed...

1000 Solutions — May 16, 2019

E-Raw, bringing design and performance to electric motorcycles

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

This electric motorcycle mixes mechanics tradition and technological innovation. For the transport sector - which accounted for 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 - there is no doubt that the future will be electric. In the past decade, most of the attention and sales...

Interviews — May 22, 2019

Hannes Zimmermann, Expert of the month – April 2019!

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 4min read

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new project!Every month, we are now selecting and recognising an Expert based on their outstanding performance. On behalf of our Expert team, we wish a hearty congratulations to Hannes Zimmerman on receiving the award for the Best Expert of...

1000 Solutions — May 23, 2019

Ecoloo, sustainable off-grid toilets

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

A waterless toilet installation for isolated and water stressed areas. “This is a container of human waste” said Bill Gates while brandishing a beaker of poo, as he got on stage at the Reinvented Toilet Expo event in Beijing. What was the founder of Microsoft doing with human...

1000 Solutions — May 29, 2019

Kitro : reducing restaurants’ food waste

Written by Anouk Rieben - 5min read

An innovative automated food waste management solution for the hospitality industry. Have you ever experienced this guilty feeling when you take a yogurt from your fridge and realize from its mouldy look that it is expired? Or when you are at the restaurant, don’t...

Interviews — June 03, 2019

Philip Kyeremanteng, Expert of the month – May 2019!

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 4min read

This month our award goes to Philip Kyeremanteng, as a recognition of his hard work and dedication. He completed a good number of assessments in the month of May 2019, for which all the criteria completed were flawless, well done! Also he has always given importance to deadlines. Thank you...

Interviews — July 17, 2019

Marcin Malicki, Expert of the month – June 2019!

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 5min read

This month our award goes to Dr. Marcin Malicki as a recognition of his hard work and dedication, Thank you so much for your great contribution!In this interview, we had the chance to learn more about Marcin and his work at New Energy Transfer, as well as his involvement with...

Technical Article — July 22, 2019

How to close the loop on food waste ? Insights into a successful...

Written by Expert: Bénédicte Deryckere - 4min read

While half of the world still suffers from hunger and our natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce, a shocking 1.3 billion tons of the food produced gets lost or wasted every year; corresponding to 1/3 of the total food production (FAO, 2011).  The...