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News — July 18, 2019

Eco Wave Power makes market debut on Nasdaq First North Stockholm

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

The Swedish cleantech company becomes the first Solar Impulse Efficient Solution to complete an IPO.“Passion is the greatest renewable energy source. Passion is something that can definitely take you a long way” says Inna Braverman, as her company is about to get listed on the prestigious Swedish exchange...

News — July 03, 2019

Why we launched a label and how we implement it

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

Some background on our labelling process and how we ensure its relevance.“Why did you decide to launch a label?” is a question that we get pretty often. And it’s a relevant one, too. After all, when Bertrand Piccard decided to launch the #1000solutions challenge following his round-the-world solar flight, his idea...

News — June 28, 2019

4th Solar Impulse Expert Challenge held in Munich

Written by Chiara Cosenza - 3min read

24 experts met in Munich to assess the solutions who applied for the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. The result of the event will be 28 completed assessments.  After the Experts Challenge events held in Paris and Bruxelles, the Solar Impulse expert community has gathered again on June 26th....

News — June 27, 2019

Can technology help reverse climate change? Dive in Good Tech Lab’s...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

Good Tech Lab has decided to explore the frontiers of technology and system entrepreneurship and look at how innovation can help us fight the climate crisis.After 18 months of research, comprising extensive desk research, interviews with 450 innovators and investors from 30 countries on 5 continents, Good...

News — June 27, 2019

Cryonod™ - energy recovery via cryogenics

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

A solution uses pressure loss from pipelines to produce cost efficient and clean cryogenic liquids Natural gas is one of the most common (and cleanest) fossil fuels used in our everyday lives. In the United States, natural gas supplies nearly one-fourth of all of the energy used, according to the American...

News — June 26, 2019

H55, a spin-off from Solar Impulse, sets a new milestone for...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This two-seater electric plane, co-founded by Solar Impulse's Co-Founder, CEO and pilot André Borschberg, is a perfect example of how new technologies can help us transition to sustainability. On Friday, June 21st, a small airplane flies over the Swiss city of Sion. While the aircraft has nothing...

News — June 25, 2019

Schneider Electric partners with the Solar Impulse Foundation to...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

The Solar Impulse Foundation announced a new partnership with Schneider Electric, one of the world’s leading companies in Energy Management, Industrial Automation, and Services, through the Schneider Electric Foundation. This partnership was announced by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse...

News — June 18, 2019

Les compagnies aériennes vont-elles causer leur propre crash ?

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 3min read

L’étau se resserre autour du transport par avion et seules les compagnies aériennes peuvent le desserrer. Devenir actrices du changement plutôt que victimes leur rapporterait en fin de compte beaucoup. Quand le comprendront-elles ?Il y a deux façons de répondre à l’adversité : tenter de s’y opposer le...

News — June 04, 2019

World Environment Day: solutions to air pollution exist

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 5min read

This year's World Environment Day is dedicated to one of the world's most pressing issue: air pollution. One morning in March 2015, Parisians woke up to a mysterious scene: the Eiffel Tower had vanished…  Actually, the emblematic iron tower was hidden by a thick smog which hit the French capital for...

News — June 03, 2019

Opinion. "For a European climate bank"

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5min read

This joint Opinion Editorial is written by Ambroise Fayolle, VP of the European Investment Bank, and Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. It was originally published in the "Journal du Dimanche" (read the original article in French) The fight against climate change has become a...

News — May 27, 2019

Bertrand Piccard to address energy leaders at the Clean Energy...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

From May 27th to 29th, the world’s top clean energy decision-makers will gather in Vancouver for the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) and 4th Mission Innovation (MI-4).During 3 days, 26 energy Ministers, and hundreds of corporate leaders, international organisations, investors, and researchers...

News — May 15, 2019

Start-ups pitch clean and profitable tech solutions

Written by UNCTAD - 3min read

Business solutions to protect our environment and promote inclusive prosperity exist. They simply need to be embraced and supported.This article was originally published by UNCTAD. See the original article here.Protecting the environment is profitable and doesn’t require massive investments, attendees at...

News — May 13, 2019

Where can you find the Solar Impulse Foundation at VivaTech?

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

If you are at VivaTech, don't miss the opportunity to discover our labelled solutions,  meet members of our staff and listen to Bertrand Piccard on stage. This week, the entire innovation ecosystem will gather at VivaTech, in Paris. In only 4 editions, the event has managed to become one of Europe’s...

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...

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,...