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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 plus...

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,...

News — April 29, 2019

Wallonia joins the 1000 solutions challenge

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

The Belgian region of Wallonia partners with the Solar Impulse Foundation to speed up the 1000 solutions challenge, bring Walloon cleantech solutions to the world and help the region achieve its environmental targets.  On Friday April 26th, the Walloon Region announced it will collaborate with the...

News — April 29, 2019

La Wallonie rejoint le défi des 1000 solutions

Written by Tristan Lebleu

La région de Wallonie, en Belgique, s'associe à la Fondation Solar Impulse pour accélérer la sélection des 1000 solutions, promouvoir les technologies propres et rentables wallonnes au monde et aider la région à atteindre ses objectifs environnementaux.Vendredi 26 avril, la région wallonne a annoncé...

News — April 11, 2019

The Experts Challenge Event by Solar Impulse Foundation and BNP...

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 2min read

On April 04th, the Solar Impulse Foundation and BNP Paribas, a long-time partner of the Foundation, organised an Experts Challenge Event. The goal of this gathering was clear: assess as many solutions as possible, and build a strong community feeling among the Experts, who are at the...

News — March 26, 2019

Solar Impulse Foundation and EuroQuity join forces to support...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label is now part of the EuroQuity network, enabling its solutions to access an exclusive business partner and investor matching platform. There are numerous obstacles on a startups’ journey to success, from a company's market fit, to finding the right team,...

News — March 22, 2019

Breitling Orbiter 3 Contest !

Written by Chiara Cosenza

Contest Rules : The winner of this contest will win a COCKPIT B50 TITANIUM - VOLCANO BLACKStep 1Share a memory (text or photo) from 1999 using the hashtag #BreitlingOrbiter3 ! The memory (a text, a photo or a video) has to be about something you remember about Breitling Orbiter 3 in 1999...

News — March 21, 2019

My round-the-world balloon flight, or the end of a carefree era

Written by Bertrand Piccard

What were you doing on Sunday, March 21st, 1999? It was such a long time ago! And yet, many of you have told me that you remember that day as if it were yesterday…Exactly 20 years ago, at 6.00am, Breitling Orbiter 3 kissed the burning hot sand of the Egyptian desert as my balloon flight around the world came to...

News — March 21, 2019

Mon Tour du Monde en ballon, ou la fin de l’insouciance

Written by Bertrand Piccard

20 après le premier tour du monde en ballon sans escale.Que faisiez-vous le dimanche 21 mars 1999 ? C’était il y a si longtemps ! Et pourtant, nombre d’entre vous me disent qu’ils s’en souviennent comme si c’était hier… Il y a exactement 20 ans, à 6 heures du matin, Breitling Orbiter 3 effleurait le sable...