News - May 13, 2019

Where can you find the Solar Impulse Foundation at VivaTech?

Viva Technology

Written by Tristan Lebleu 3 min 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 trendiest and largest tech conference, with roughly 100'000 participants, 9'000 startups, 1'900 investors and 1'900 journalists from over 125 countries. While last year’s edition had a strong focus on the African tech scene, this year’s edition will have an entire space, known as the Green Tech Park, dedicated to startups tackling environmental issues such as climate change and pollution.

Once again, the Solar Impulse Foundation will be present at VivaTech with Solar Impulse labelled solutions showcasing on booths, Bertrand Piccard and members of the team on stage, and Solar Impulse Foundation staff in the halls.

Meeting Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions

  • E-Raw (BNP Paribas 'Better Life Avenue', Hall2, T11):
    An electrical motorcycle mixing mechanics tradition and technological innovation.
  • KITRO (BNP Paribas 'Better Life Avenue', Hall2, T11):
    An automated food waste management solution for food and beverage outlets.
  • CleanCup (BNP Paribas 'Better Life Avenue', Hall2, T11):
    A solution to eradicate the use of disposable cups and improve the way of drinking in professional environment
  • Hydraloop (BNP Paribas 'Better Life Avenue', Hall2, T11):
    An in-house greywater recycling system that recycles 85% of mains water, reduces the sewage load and saves energy.
  • Eco Wave Power (EDF, Stand F30):
    Near-shore wave energy capture technology
  • BHEP (Bouygues, Stand D22):
    A concept building combining self-generation of the resources it needs to operate (energy, heat & water) with its possible reconfiguration in real time to increase the scope of its use.
  • Woodoo (Stand H23):
    A molecularly enhanced wood material for construction, automobiles and aeronautics.
  • iNex Circular (Stand E49):
    An open data digital platform to connect local waste producers with buyers of recycled raw materials
  • K-Ryole (RATP Stand J16):
    A smart painless, electric trailer which can carry a load up to 250 kg behind any bike, securely and without any additional effort.
  • Open Airlines (RATP, Stand J16):
    A software to help airline pilots improve their flying technique to save fuel and reduce C02 emissions
  • Winnow (British Pavilion, Stand H08):
    A technology to help chefs measure, monitor and dramatically reduce food waste.
  • OgoXe (Huawei, Stand J06):
    A smart, connected flood alert and forecasting solution to monitor real-time river levels and anticipate flood events.
  • Lactips (Stand J23):
     A biodegradable plastic from waste milk protein for a sustainable packaging alternative.

Listening to Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation staff

Thursday, May 16th

- 12pm – 12.15pm: Taking action for the planet: a common goal! #1000solutions (@ Booth Air Liquide Hall 1 – H17)
Air Liquide and Solar Impulse Foundation collaboration to source startups' innovations preserving the planet
With Pierre Etienne France (Air Liquide), Bertrand Piccard (Solar Impulse Foundation)

- 3.05pm – 3.35pm: A Fossil-Free World? (Hall 2- Stage Y)
Can the world run on renewable energy sources alone? Yes, it could, but it won’t be easy to get there. A discussion of the deployment, financing and storage capacity of renewables, as well as some solutions for speeding up their viability over fossil and nuclear energy sources.
With Inna Braverman (ECO WAVE POWER), Ferdinand Graperhaus (PHYSEE), Alexandra Sombsthay (Solar Impulse Foundation)

- 3.35pm – 3.50pm: Reversing Climate Change (Hall 2- Stage Y)
As we try to slow our carbon emissions, we also need to get carbon out of the air. A new industry is springing up to meet the challenge, but can it scale fast enough? This type of technology has never been proven at a large scale. Is it really safe for the environment?
With Daniel Egger (CLIMEWORKS), Alexandra Sombsthay (Solar Impulse Foundation)

- 7pm - 10.30pm: Green Avengers evening (Liberty Living Lab 9, rue d'Alexandrie, 75002 Paris)
The Foundation FAMAE is presenting the Finalists of its "Precious Water Challenge", come to meet the women, men and innovations which will save the planet! Come to meet Solar Impulse, the Foundation Carasso and Citizen Capital. Discover the innovations from the 2018 & 2019 Challenge!
With Willem VAN HASSELT (Solar Impulse Foundation)

Friday, May 17th

- 10.30am to 10.45am: Fast-tracking 1,000 profitable solutions to protect the environment (Booth Air Liquide Hall 1 – H17)
To take the success of the solar-powered flight around the world further, the Solar Impulse Foundation is selecting 1,000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way and awarding them the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label.
With Willem VAN HASSELT (Solar Impulse Foundation)

Saturday, May 18th

- 12am to 1pm: "Precious Water!" by the FAMAE Foundation (CEO Forum)
The FAMAE "Precious Water!" competition rewards the best innovations to preserve water and make it accessible to all. Among more than 3000 projects in 120 countries, a Tech4Good jury, including Bertrand Piccard (Solar Impulse Foundation) and Diane d'Arras (International Water Association) will award €2M!
With Bertrand Piccard (Solar Impulse Foundation), Diane d'Arras (International Water Association)

Meeting the Solar Impulse Foundation Team

If you're an expert and want to know more about how we assess solutions to achieve the #1000solutions challenge, meet the Expert Team at the Talent Center:

If you're a solution and want to know more about the benefits of joining the Solar Impulse Foundation, meet our Outreach Team:

Tip: they will be wearing the Solar Impulse Foundation outfit and will be easily recognisable! 

Written by Tristan Lebleu on May 13, 2019

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