Goal: 12,000 km in 100 days on our solar powered bike to promote our ecological, social and circular innovation values
We want to promote our ecological values through this technical and human adventure, which includes strong messages for society:
new energies, future mobility, a circular economy mode through open innovation for a sustainable impact, intercultural dimension, with a humanistic and inclusive approach to show that "adventure is accessible to everyone thanks to surpass our limit and the usage of renewable energy".
We will co-create a book "Surpass Oneself" with hospitalized kids in 40 areas: Thanks to L'ENVOL a Non-profit organization member of SeriousFun Children's Network (a global community of 30 camps and programs for seriously ill children).
The adventure begins by making a reclining tandem solar bike (trike) to accomplish this challenge which is to cover 12,000 km in 100 days in Eurasia with a highly variable and often extreme climate and terrain.
This long field experiment will let us to offer the possibility to everyone involved in open innovation and circular economy (start-ups, multinationals, public institutions, schools,...), to test new services in real conditions (transport, energy, health,...) and products (Internet of Things, sensors, drones, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Platforms, Applications, Telecom, high performance textiles and clothing for future forms of mobility,... ). we will offer you to be your beta/testers.
Daily interviews and meetings with local people will help to raise awareness, share and show our common interest in ecology.
This Blue Bike Innovation Tour is limited to 100 days. It must be carried out in the best technical, physical and technologically innovative conditions (connected, solar, battery, engine, mobility) and a daily dashboard demonstrating the bike/bikers performances.
This Blue Bike Innovation Tour is focusing on 4 main Missions:
Awareness of Climate change by gaming in order to understand and to act accordingly
New Ecological Mobility targeting Zero C02 emission
Enrich the solar bike prototype by using sustainable sciences embeding circular economy & Open Innovation research
Co-create in a virtuous economic ecosystem respecting the circular economy in order to deliver two operational offers : BlueBikeInnovation.com & WeBoostYourProject.com
How the project got started
This challenge is a continuation of our “Solar Trike Project” which was inspired by MIT's “Theory U”.
We are two engineers who are passionate about innovation, circular economy, ecology and concerned about what we will leave for future generations.
Awareness of society’s accelerating ecological chaos has forced us to think, be, and act differently, individually and collectively.
This beginning of the innovation process is an efficient way to define a prototype corresponding to a green ecosystem, generating well-being for mobility in line with the limitless challenge of environmental impacts.
How will the funds be used?
We will use the funds in the ways listed below. Donations in excess of our €39,130 goal will be donated to l'Associaton l'ENVOL and NGOs defending the rights of children and women, as well as to associations dedicated to ecology and sustainable development. We will only accept donations that are compatible with the ecological and humanistic values we live by.
Manufacture of the tandem solar trike 14 500 €
Travel expenses (50€ x 100 days) 5 000 €
Trike equipment for 2 people 1 750 €
Repatriation and Accident insurance for 2 people 950 €
Spare parts 600 €
R&D costs 1 200 €
Marketing consulting services and publishing/printing of the Surpass Oneself book 5 250 €
Miscellaneous visa and administrative fees 850 €
Sub-total 30 100 €
10% DONATION ASSOCIATION L'ENVOL 3 010 €
20% - Delivery projects cost to sponsors 6 020 €
TOTAL 39 130 €
Our team: Patrick NOEL and Fakrou AKBARALY
Passionate sportsmen and epicureans!!!
We both have master’s degrees in professional coaching, specialized in coaching people who are seeking performance/balance in their lives.
Tomorrow’s mobility is an issue that is close to our hearts; we want to maintain a green planet for our children.
We have been colleagues and friends for 15 years.
Thanks to our shared passion for travel and adventure, we have made many challenging trips in extreme weather conditions (from -15 to +50 degrees).
Patrick (55 years old) : I have been passionate about “sliding sports” since I was 14 years old. I love waves and slalom funboarding and testing new locations (Europe, Asia, USA). I also go on multi-day Hobbie Cat trips in "root" mode with or without assistance.
I do bicycle and mountain biking (mountains and plains). I have been running for three hours per week for 30 years. Also one hour of yoga per week. I am in excellent physical condition and I strive to keep a good physical/mental balance.
Fakrou (56 years old): I have traveled extensively. I am Indo-Malagasy and spent the 20 years of my youth in temperatures as high as 40°c. Cold weather is not my thing!
Although not at the same level as Patrick, I am also a sportsman. (I have managed to beat Patrick at tennis a few times, even if I am one year older than him - 😉).
I am cycling three times per week and swimming and playing tennis. On the physical side, there is room for improvement, but on the mental side, I’m at my peak.
I am a co-founder of the “Lehriclub-Asdecoeur” Club, a club for people who share the values of solidarity, brotherhood, and friendship.
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