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The Solar Impulse Foundation made it! Identifying 1000+ efficient and profitable solutions, among which EIT InnoEnergy’s

Four years ago, Swiss explorer, psychiatrist and environmentalist Bertrand Piccard set the challenge of selecting 1000 solutions to protect the environment in a profitable way.

On 26th October 2017, EIT InnoEnergy signed a letter of agreement with the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, to enhance the impact and increase the synergies of clean, smart and energy efficient technologies. The signing took place during the opening day of EIT InnoEnergy’s annual innovation event, The Business Booster (TBB), and marked the beginning of a formal cooperation between the two organisations.


Today, the Solar Impulse Foundation has reached their biggest milestone to date. With their experts and partners, they have identified, assessed and labelled 1,000 technological solutions worldwide, capable of protecting the environment in a financially profitable way – from the following sectors:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Food and agriculture
  • Waste and pollution
  • Mobility
  • Building and construction
  • Industry


The Solar Impulse Foundation

EIT InnoEnergy-supported solutions

We are proud to count several EIT InnoEnergy-supported solutions among their list of 1000, among which:

Bertrand Piccard
Solutions exist that are logical more than just ecological, that can create jobs and generate profit while also reducing polluting emissions and preserving natural resources.

So, what comes next? Beyond #1000Solutions

While EIT InnoEnergy supports the industrialization, the commercial growth, and internationalisation of these solutions, the Solar Impulse Foundation encourages:
–       to use these efficient solutions to make our world cleaner, more efficient and boost economic growth (through its Guide)
–       to help companies and public authorities achieve their environmental targets (through its Cleanprint)
–       to drive investment in clean technologies – through the match investors with efficient solutions providers.