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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...

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,...

Climate Nugget — February 07, 2019

It’s time for fashion to set bold environmental goals

Written by Chiara Cosenza

The industry is being pointed out as one of the main sources of pollution in the World. Materials, processes, a changing and non-traceable value chain, added to our own consumption behaviour are at the origin of a massive problem.Bold sustainability goals have to be set in order to transform the...

Climate Nugget — May 29, 2019

Faster, Higher, Stronger... Greener? How sports events are joining...

Written by Sixtine Morin - 5min read

“Sport has the power to change the world” declared Nelson Mandela in his famous speech at the first Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco in 2000. Sport has indeed played a major role throughout history, safeguarding peace and uniting people. Now, as humanity faces a climate crisis - arguably its...

Climate Nugget — April 18, 2019

Earth Day 2019 - Technologies to protect biodiversity

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

Discovering individual animals, following their movements, identifying and locating animal and plant species, assessing their habitat, and preventing poaching are just a few examples of actions taken by conservationists to protect our planet’s incredibly diverse biodiversity. Technology is here to help...

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 — 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 — 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...

Climate Nugget — March 06, 2019

Future of Farming: How technology is transforming food production

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

Drones, marketplaces, IoT and sensors, blockchain technologies, artificial intelligence… After having radically transformed our everyday lives, all these technological trends are now changing one of the most crucial aspects of our existence: the way our food is...

Interviews — May 17, 2019

What's the future for Carbon Capture and Storage? Interview with...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 7min read

Could we deal with our carbon emissions challenge by capturing them from industrial facilities or directly from the atmosphere? Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has gained much attention since the IPCC made it a critical technology to avoid significant global warming in their Special Report on...

1000 Solutions — June 13, 2019

WaveRoller® : harnessing the energy of ocean waves

Written by Chiara Cosenza - 3min read

WaveRoller is a device that converts the ocean wave energy into electricity. You have probably spent time watching and listening to the constant movement of waves breaking on the shore. The movement never stops : waves hit the coast in the morning, daytime and night, making it a constant and reliable...

1000 Solutions — April 05, 2019

WeNow, your eco-driving coach

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

This eco-driving coach can help reduce fuel consumption up to 10% What’s the issue?While many topics are still open for discussion, few doubts remain over the fact that cars pollute. First, let’s start with the facts: overall, the transport sector is responsible for 25% of global energy-related CO2 emissions,...

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,...

Interviews — April 02, 2019

Investor Focus - Interview with Katya Akulinicheva, SYSTEMIQ

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 5min read

Looking for new opportunities, giving companies the chance to scale, taking financial risks, supporting companies... Cleantech investors have a crucial role to play in the race to build a sustainable future. In our latest series, we meet with the individuals and companies who are involved in...

1000 Solutions — April 11, 2019

Nexelia for metal melting, reducing the environmental impact of...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 1min read

What's the issue? While industrialization and urbanization has skyrocketed in the past century, so has our use of metal, such as steel, iron and cast iron. These elements are massively used in the infrastructure and construction industry, as well as for machinery and automobile. For example, the world’s steel...