Innovation and Sustainability | Schlumberger
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France, Europe
Publication Date
2/3/2020
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Innovation and Sustainability

Sustainable startup projects showcased at innovation incubator

Schlumberger has a long-standing commitment to research, engineering and technology innovation with a focus on environmental sustainability.

As part of this commitment, the company is a partner of the Solar Impulse Foundation and its World Alliance for Efficient Solutions initiative to identify 1,000 clean, efficient and profitable solutions.

Bertrand Piccard, the founder of the initiative, was the keynote speaker at the Schlumberger Blue Tech Innovation Awards held at Station F, an innovation incubator based in Paris that hosts hundreds of startups in the domains of digital, sustainability and mobility.

At the event, Piccard described how challenging conventional thinking led to the round-the-world journey of Solar Impulse, the first solar-powered airplane, and how this resulted in major advancements in materials, lightweight technology and energy efficiency. He also discussed how this achievement demonstrates the potential of clean technology and the need to keep innovating.

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Bertrand Piccard of the Solar Impulse Foundation at the Schlumberger Blue Tech Innovation Awards (left), which took place at the Station F (top right). Olivier Le Peuch, chief executive officer at Schlumberger, presenting the top award to a startup with an innovative solution for eco-living units (bottom right).

The Blue Tech Innovation Awards featured 11 startups with sustainability projects in a pitch-style presentation format. Audience members used a voting app to rate the pitches based on criteria such as innovation, environmental impact and market readiness. The three highest-voted pitches received funding awards. The top vote went to an innovative solution for eco-living units for off-grid land projects.

All of the projects were required to align with key United Nations sustainability goals: SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 9 (Industry Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).

Learn more about Schlumberger sustainability initiatives here.

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