Movin’On and the Solar Impulse Foundation Announce the First Achievements of their Partnership to Accelerate the Development of Sustainable Mobility Solutions

Within this new partnership, experts from both organizations have identified five concrete and innovative solutions. Selected from the Movin'On ecosystem, they are now labeled #EfficientSolution by the Solar Impulse Foundation.

Following the success of the first solar flight around the world, the Solar Impulse Foundation has launched the second phase of its action: selecting #1000solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way and bring them to decision-makers encouraging them to adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies. 

As part of this action, the Foundation entered into a strategic partnership in March 2020 with Movin’On, the world's leading co-innovation ecosystem for a sustainable mobility, created and inspired by Michelin. Movin’On was established in 2017 out of a common vision shared by all its members: mobility is at the heart of human development, it is essential to our societies and for the benefit of all. As we are faced with the climate crisis, mobility must be sustainable.

From ambition to action

From the very start of their partnership, the two organizations have worked hand in hand to identify solutions capable of transforming mobility and making mobility more sustainable. 

Movin'On has assembled its ecosystem of start-ups, large companies, investors, public authorities and academics. The Solar Impulse Foundation has set up a rigorous selection process by a community of independent and duly selected experts. To obtain the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label, projects must prove their ability to meet the following criteria: economic profitability, technological feasibility and positive socio-environmental impact. 

The joint work carried out by the Solar Impulse Foundation and Movin'On has already led to the identification of 5 solutions that will benefit from the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label:

  • Li-Cycle Technology: An affordable, safe and sustainable technology that recovers more than 95% of all materials contained in lithium-ion batteries.

Company: Li-Cycle Corp. (Canada) 

  • Simplanterou: A tool for evaluating and comparing locations for your company, to reduce employees commuting time and carbon footprint.

Company: e-attract (France)

  • Mimo-C1: A cargo e-scooter that can transform into a trolley in 3 seconds to accelerate first/last mile delivery.

Company: Mimo Motor (Singapour)

  • Ebikes4Africa: An access to affordable e-mobility and solar recharging in remote African regions, thanks to customized container hubs that meet the needs of local communities.

Company: Ebikes4Africa (Namibie)

  • DecisionX: An AI-based technology that optimizes aircraft engine performance, saves fuel and reduces CO2 emissions for a more sustainable and more profitable aviation.

Company: Satavia (United Kingdom)

Thanks to this Label, these 5 solutions will benefit from growth opportunity, access to investors and new markets. Other solutions are currently under evaluation in order to obtain this label and thus accelerate their development. 

"My work with the Solar Impulse Foundation is perfectly aligned with that of Movin'On. We are convinced that solutions for sustainable mobility exist and that they are technically feasible and economically viable. We need to identify them, select them and give them the means to move from ambition to action. This alliance is an opportunity for the Movin'On ecosystem’s solutions to join the portfolio of #1000solutions. It's also a great opportunity to expand our community of experts and to introduce our solutions to top decision-makers with the goal of accelerating their market launch," said Bertrand Piccard, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation.

These first concrete achievements of our partnership with the Solar Impulse Foundation, just a few months after its launching, demonstrate how much our two organizations are geared towards action. The partners of the Movin'On ecosystem have joined forces to identify new projects and accelerate their development. We are convinced that it is by federating efforts that we will move forward more efficiently. This is only the beginning!" said Nicolas Beaumont, Movin'On


About Movin’On

Movin’On is the world’s leading co-innovation ecosystem committed to a sustainable mobility. It brings together major players, public and private, collective and individual to provide concrete solutions and innovations. This is done largely through the Movin’On Lab, a think-and-do tank, and its Communities of interest. Every year, the Movin'On community organizes events, physical or digital, to drive its projects forward in tangible ways, together with major companies, start-ups, international organizations, public authorities and academia. 

Learn more about our actions at www.movinonconnect.com

Media contact Movin’On:

estelle@idest-communication.com

+1 438 502 7630

About the Solar Impulse Foundation

Following the success of the first solar flight around the world, the Solar Impulse Foundation has launched the second phase of its action: selecting #1000solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way and bring them to decision makers encouraging them to adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies. Through the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, Bertrand Piccard wants to gather the actors in the field of clean technologies and shed light on existing efficient solutions to fast-track their implementation. A new innovative and pioneering adventure has begun.

Learn more about our actions on: www.solarimpulse.com

Media contact Solar Impulse Foundation:

press@solarimpulse.com 

+41 (0)79 642 94 32

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