NOVEMBER 13th | 14h00 - 16h00
La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris
A panel of four Expert members of the World Alliance will confer the Pioneer Awards to the four winning pairs, each composed of a Labeled Solution and its client-adopter, in the sectors of Industry, Mobility, Agrifood, and Building.
The Finalists will take the stage to share their successful adoption stories, highlighting exceptional implementation.
The Pioneer Awards 2023, presented by the Solar Impulse Foundation, serves as a beacon of recognition and celebration for organizations that have implemented 'Efficient Solutions' across various sectors. The Pioneer Award not only honours the commitment of Adopters but also serves as an inspiration for others to follow suit.
At its core, the Pioneer Award is a tribute to the pioneering spirit that propels advancements in the field of ecological sustainability. It acknowledges the pioneers who dare to challenge the status quo, who see opportunities where others see obstacles, and who forge new paths towards a greener and more sustainable world.
The Pioneer Awards is a prestigious recognition that honors outstanding innovations and groundbreaking adoption in the following industries.
Finalists in the industry sector have exhibited outstanding efforts to implement clean and efficient solutions in industrial processes. This may involve reducing emissions, enhancing energy efficiency, or adopting environmentally friendly manufacturing practices.
Every kilogram of Israeli-manufactured UBQ™ replaces 1 kg of oil-based plastic, diverts 1.3 kg of waste from landfills and incinerators, and prevents up to 11.7 kg of CO2eq emissions measured over a 20-year time horizon.
This collaboration offers H&M customers with a capsule collection made with CarbonSmart™ polyester, a ground-breaking material using repurposed carbon emissions. This partnership enables H&M Move to explore innovative materials and play their part in helping to create more sustainable sportswear in the future.
This category acknowledges pioneers in the sector of mobility who have advanced the development and adoption of clean and sustainable transportation solutions. Finalists here could include innovations in electric vehicles, public transportation, or other.
After 9m km driven, the average fuel consumption was reduced by 11% from 2019 & 60+k ⍬ were saved
AELER safely loads 3 tons of additional payload per container allowing P&G to eliminate over 90 shipments per year.
This category recognizes pioneers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and innovation in creating sustainable solutions within the agricultural and food industries. These Efficient Solutions may include practices that reduce environmental impact, improve resource efficiency, or promote sustainable agriculture.
Since autumn 2021, food waste was reduced by 40% and margins increased by 11%.
Ingka Group, has reduced food waste by 54% in its IKEA stores. That translates into more than 20 million saved meals and 36,000 tonnes of CO2e that have been avoided.
The building sector finalists are celebrated for their innovative approaches to sustainable construction and architecture. Their achievements may encompass energy-efficient building designs, the use of renewable materials, or the integration of smart technologies to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact.
Expected decrease of 2,5 metric tonnes of co2 per restaurant per year
The scope of the project includes the application of greywater recycling within the Hof fan Lemmer project with 200 plots, striving for maximum participation of residents, with the aim of maximising sustainability benefits and impact on water saving and wastewater reduction. About half of the building plots will be sold as free sector plots. Participation by the buyers of these plots will be voluntary. These buyers will have to be enticed with good marketing and communication. The aim is for 30% of the houses on the free sector plots to be at least Recycle Ready.
The Expert Jury of the Pioneer Awards by the Solar Impulse Foundation is a distinguished panel carefully curated to bring extensive experience and expertise in the four key sectors of the awards: industry, mobility, agrifood, and building.
Each member of this esteemed jury boasts a senior-level background with over a decade of hands-on involvement in their respective sectors. What sets these experts apart is their unwavering commitment to the Solar Impulse Foundation, demonstrated through their continuous engagement and dedication over the years. They have not only assessed but have actively contributed to evaluating a substantial number of Solutions, many of which have now earned the coveted Solar Impulse Foundation label, becoming integral parts of our growing portfolio of groundbreaking cleantech solutions.
The Scoring process is divided in 2 parts:
R&D Specialis, Startup & Technology Scouting Manager
Researcher and Lecturer
EU Business School
Co-founder and Managing Partner