Thank you for a terrific result at the Global Innovation Award 202128. January 2021
Microplastic detection (1/4)4. February 2021
Wasser 3.0 PE-X® process for removing microplastics from waters is now proud bearer of the
Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label
May we introduce Monsieur
Bertrand Piccard comes from a dynasty of extremely adventurous scientists. His grandfather is the physicist Auguste Piccard, the first man to ascend to the stratosphere in a balloon. His father is oceanographer Jacques Piccard, a pioneer of deep-sea exploration.
Bertrand Piccard himself is a psychiatrist
and the first person to fly around the world in a balloon and in a solar airplane - the project name of the latter adventure: Solar Impulse
When I was flying around the world in my solar airplane, I remember looking at the sun that was running my 4 electric motors and their huge propellers. There was no noise, no pollution, no fuel... and I could fly forever. At a certain moment I thought ‘this is science fiction, I’m in the future.’ And then I realized, ‘no, it’s wrong, I’m in the present; this is what the technologies of today already allow me to do. It’s the rest of the world that is in the past, with old and inefficient devices.
Solar Impulse Foundation: Environmental protection with profitable solutions
With his foundation, Bertrand Piccard
continues his successful commitment to clean technologies. The foundation's goal is to identify clean, efficient and profitable solutions in order to accelerate their implementation and the transition to a sustainable economy. Thanks to the awarding of a label with high standards of sustainability and profitability and the personal commitment of Bertrand Piccard, the foundation is able to support and encourage political and economic decision-makers to implement efficient solutions to achieve their environmental goals while ensuring clean economic growth.
Aligned with the foundation, the World Alliance
network has emerged, of which we are also a member
The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label
The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label is the first label to evaluate the economic profitabilty of products or processes that protect the environment. It is awarded after a rigorous selection process by external, independent experts. By ensuring high standards of sustainability and profitability, this internationally recognized label is considered a great recognition for innovators and a credible quality criterion for solution seekers in companies and governments.
Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation actively promote the labeled solutions to the media, the public and decision-makers to highlight the benefits of clean and profitable solutions. The goal is #1000SOLUTIONS. In Bertrand Piccard´s words again:
We aim to select 1000 clean and efficient solutions with a label proving their profitability. Imagine the impact that this will have on the world!
Imagine - what a
Our submission was analyzed by three independent reviewers and received exclusively positive evaluation with regard to all criteria. We are incredibly proud and happy.
2021 starts turbulent and incredibly great! First, the Global Innovation Award
and just days later the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label for Wasser 3.0 PE-X®
. There are more highlights coming up in the next few weeks, and many exciting projects to report on here.
But before we are going to continue to work flat out on the challenges we face, we now celebrate a bit (purely virtually, of course) and enjoy the moment!