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News — April 29, 2019

Wallonia joins the 1000 solutions challenge

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3 min 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...

Insights — April 26, 2019

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global...

Written by Greg Asner - 4 min read

Earth’s cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the way, five mass extinction events have caused serious setbacks to life on our planet. The fifth, which was caused by a gargantuan meteorite impact along Mexico’s Yucatan coast, changed Earth’s climate, took out the dinosaurs and altered...

Climate Nugget — April 18, 2019

Earth Day 2019 - Technologies to protect biodiversity

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4 min 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...

Insights — April 17, 2019

3 reasons we should all care about biodiversity

Written by Johnny Wood - 3 min read

This article is published in collaboration with World Economic ForumThe total number of animals has halved since the 1970s in what some scientists have termed the start of Earth’s sixth mass extinction. Seismic eruptions, ice ages, continental collision and asteroid impact are thought to be some of the...

1000 Solutions — April 16, 2019

Ambee, the smart mobile sensors for better air

Written by Laetitia Waku

Ambee helps citizens monitor pollution and take actions to avoid the most toxic areasWhat’s the issue?Invented in India to face an ever-increasing air pollution challenge, Ambee is a small, smart, mobile box which is able to measure particulate matter and high data density to better analyze and...

1000 Solutions — April 11, 2019

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

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 1 min 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...

News — April 11, 2019

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

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 2 min 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...

1000 Solutions — April 05, 2019

WeNow, your eco-driving coach

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2 min 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,...

Interviews — April 02, 2019

Investor Focus - Interview with Katya Akulinicheva, SYSTEMIQ

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 5 min 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 — March 26, 2019

Wagabox, turning landfill gas into energy

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2 min 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,...

News — March 26, 2019

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

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2 min 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...

1000 Solutions — March 07, 2019

K-Ryole, a smart electric trailer for clean and efficient last-mile...

Written by Tristan Lebleu

E-commerce is now part of our everyday lives. We buy pretty much anything in a matter of seconds with a simple click, and we expect purchases to arrive at our doorstep within a few days. But do you know this very convenient habit has major consequences, on both cities and the...

Climate Nugget — March 06, 2019

Future of Farming: How technology is transforming food production

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4 min 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...