Be part of the 1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way.

Are you an FCH JU project beneficiary? Is your project helping to protect the environment? Does it achieve this in an economically profitable way? Then you could join the 1000 solution initiative and get the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label!

In an effort to prove that protecting the environment can be profitable, the Solar Impulse (external link) Foundation has launched its Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. This label will be granted to 1000 solutions (products, processes or services) that meet high standards of both sustainability and profitability.

We invite all our beneficiaries (addressing research topics of TRL 6 and higher) to become part of the 1000 solution initiative by sending an expression of interest to FCH JU: Please use the subject line: “1000 solution initiative”. We will then send more detailed information to all those who registered interest. In this way, you will contribute to a joint application, under the umbrella of the FCH JU and the European Commission.

Beneficiaries that wish to participate in the 1000 solution initiative independently can submit their solution here (external link).

'#1000solutions' is part of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions (external link), which brings together start-ups, companies, institutions, NGOs and investors to create synergies, share knowledge and build relationships that ultimately speed-up the implementation of clean and profitable solutions, targeting SDGs 6,7,9,11,12*. Assessed by independent experts for their technological feasibility, environmental and socio-economic benefits, and economic profitability, a portfolio of these solutions will be brought to decision-makers to encourage them to adopt much more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies

The initiative of the Solar Impulse Foundation has received widespread institutional support, including from the UNFCCC, the European Commission, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

For more information, please contact the FCH JU Knowledge Management Officer, Kostis Sakellaris or Dissemination & Exploitation of Results Officer, Petros Karatzias at


  • SDG 6:   Ensure access to water and sanitation for all;

  • SDG 7:   Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all;

  • SDG 9:   Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation;

  • SDG 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable;

  • SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns;