From January 30th to February 1st, the magnificent and iconic glass roof of the Grand Palais in Paris will host the “the largest positive impact gathering in the world”. The ChangeNOW Summit, now in its 4th edition, will gather over 1,000 solutions to the world’s most pressing issues, 250 speakers, and 20,000 participants from 100+ countries. No other event has managed to gather such a line-up of the world’s most inspiring voices on environmental and social issues, including Nicolas Hulot, Boyan Slat, Paul Polman…
There could be no better opportunity for the Solar Impulse Foundation to make some noise, showcase solutions and meet inspiring entrepreneurs and leaders, and that’s why we have decided to be Ecosystem Partners of this unique event.
With the help of our partners Air Liquide, BNP Paribas and ENGIE, we will organise a number of events, coaching sessions, cocktails, invite solutions to showcase, speak on stage, etc… Here’s a little guide of all the activities of the Solar Impulse Foundation at ChangeNOW. Make sure you don’t miss us!
Have you thought of applying to the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label but didn’t get through the form? You have some questions about the process?
The Solar Impulse Foundation Team will hold an Innovators Coaching Session on January 30th to guide 60 selected solutions through the process. We will give you some feedback, help you fill in the form and answer all of your questions on the spot.
Selected startups will get a 3-day pass to ChangeNOW.
The Solar Impulse Foundation will also be organising an Expert Challenge on January 31st. Now in its 7th edition, this event brings together Experts to assess solutions who have applied for the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. Divided into small groups of 5-6 people, the Experts discuss new technologies and review assessments with their peers based on 3 criteria: feasibility, environmental benefits and profitability.
Bertrand Piccard, Founder of the Solar Impulse Foundation, will do the Opening Keynote of ChangeNOW 2020 on January 30th at the Main Stage.
He will then be joined by Boyan Slat, the inspiring Dutch inventor and Founder of the Ocean Cleanup, for a fireside chat.
At 4:15pm, Bertrand Piccard will participate in a round-table with Philippe Gallard, Head of Business Unit at Perrier and Mélanie Marcel, Founder of SoScience, about the importance to find sustainable solutions to make packaging sustainable, especially in the beverage industry.
At 6:50pm, he will introduce a side-event by the C3D, a group of over 150 Directors of Sustainability and CSR from leading companies and organizations.
25 Labelled Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions from 9 countries around the world will be either showcasing or pitching their solutions during the Summit.
A clean chillers based on magnetocaloric effect for cooling and wasted heat purposes.
A sustainable urban solution managing rainwater and biodiversity for resilient cities
Scalable, innovative and sustainable recycling of post-consumer plastic
Prototype in lab
WindBox - A wind of change
A small wind turbine that can be mounted all along the edge
MDS separation technique
Locally separates a post-consumer plastic waste stream into its 'original' polymers.
Positive Energy Ltd.
A digital platform for financing small to mid-sized renewable energy projects
Smart eco-showers usinng nudges to change users behaviour
UBQ : Waste Conversion Technology
Conversion of household waste into up-cycled bio-based materials
Prototype in lab
Recycling waste heat into energy using thermoacoustic technology
A solar energy-powered hvac system for tertiary buildings
Prototype in lab
A unique liquid carrier facilitating the transport and storage of hydrogen
Off-grid biowaste management for energy and fertiliser distribution to local businesses and homes
Water purification and energy supply mobile unit
A novel paper production technology for sustainable packaging
Making buildings smart with free computing waste heat
A white thermo-reflective roof coating that reflects sun heat
Heat Recovery from Rotary Kilns
Low grade heat capture for the cement industry
A simple and ecological shower drain with heat recovery
An eco-designed mobile heat storage solution for recovering industrial co2 emissions
Kitchen countertops from recycled plastic PET bottles
An Electric Vehicle able to recharge itself through integrated solar panels system
Tidal Stream Turbines
Turbines deployed on the seabed to ocean currents and tides.
Design a 100% biobased material for a sustainable packaging alternative
Have a question about the Foundation, the Label, or the 1000 Solutions Challenge? Just want to discuss about sustainability? Come see us at our booth in the Accelerate Zone.
A 16-metre wide model of the famous Solar Impulse plane will be exhibited under the glass dome of the Grand Palais for the first time!
Don't have your ticket, yet? Get your pass now with our 30% discount code SIF_NETWORK on: https://www.changenow-summit.com/tickets2020/
See you there!