As part of its mission to build stronger relationships between scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators in Massachusetts and Switzerland, swissnex Boston will welcome PlanetSolar to Boston’s Fan Pier for her inaugural visit, June 22-26.
swissnex Boston is hosting a variety of business, media, and educational events to celebrate PlanetSolar’s visit to Boston In partnership with University of Geneva and Presence Switzerland. Read its Boston-area activities here:
The schedule includes:
- “Build your own solar boat” children’s workshops at Boston Children’s Museum;
- DeepWater expedition presentation at the Museum of Science, Boston;
- A Swiss-Boston Clean Tech Night of Networking with leaders from clean tech, government, innovation and academia;
- “From the Alps to the Atlantic: Water in a changing climate,” a scientific conference with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
The first boat to travel around the world exclusively powered by solar energy, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar features 29,160 solar panels and produces zero gasoline or CO2 emissions. When she arrives in Boston on Saturday, June 22, she will be docking for the seventh time on her 2013 world tour after visiting Rabat, Morocco; Las Palmas, Spain; St. Martin; Miami, FL; and New York, NY. Boston is one of only three stops PlanetSolar is making in the United States – especially relevant due to swissnex’s mission and Boston’s engaged solar community. She will make nine more stops before returning to her departure site of La Ciotat, France.
Boston, recently ranked second behind California in the United States for leadership in clean technology industries, is a perfect location for PlanetSolar. The innovative, clean technology research that PlanetSolar and the University of Geneva are conducting align well with swissnex Boston’s missions and values. As the global leader for world-class science, education and innovation, swissnex believes in creating and facilitating opportunities for collaboration within these industries. This is one of many collaborations swissnex Boston has coordinated, in addition to its well-known Venture Leaders program which provides 20 high-tech entrepreneurs an opportunity to boost their commercial presence.
HB Agency is proud to play a part in this extraordinary event in the local clean-tech community.
For more information about events and PlanetSolar, visit http://www.swissnexboston.org/planetsolar-deepwater-expedition-in-boston