Bertrand Piccard & André Borschberg

20 January 2015

AWARD’S REASON

The artist has conceived this outstanding sculpture as a symbol for the return to real values, such as Empathy, Sharing, Sustainability and as a sign that all is not lost and a better future is possible.

Two men, both pioneers, innovators and pilots, are the driving force behind Solar Impulse. Bertrand Piccard, a doctor, psychiatrist, explorer and aeronaut, who made the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, is the initiator and chairman. André Borschberg, an engineer and graduate in management science, a fighter pilot and a professional airplane and helicopter pilot, is the co-founder and CEO. The former’s avant-gardist vision and the latter’s entrepreneurial and managerial experience are an ideal combination. Biography