ABB and So­lar Im­pulse, cel­e­brates round-the-world flight by so­lar-pow­ered aero­plane

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His Ex­cel­lency, Mr. Aldo De Luca, ABB CEO Mr. Paul Den­nis and So­lar Im­pulse the En­gi­neer Mr. Eoin Cald­well who has been re­spon­si­ble for the con­trol sys­tem of the mo­bile han­gar dur­ing the 2nd part of the around-the-world mis­sion in 2016.

They wel­comed pro­fes­sion­als in the field from lo­cal uni­ver­si­ties and busi­nesses.

ABB is a global leader in power and au­to­ma­tion tech­nolo­gies that sup­port its vi­sion of "power and pro­duc­tiv­ity for a bet­ter world". Its track record of tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion stretches back 125 years in Switzer­land and it has pi­o­neered some of the key tech­nolo­gies of the mod­ern world, from high-volt­age di­rect cur­rent power trans­mis­sion, to the world's first in­dus­trial elec­tric ro­bot, to fast charg­ers for elec­tric ve­hi­cles. ABB is driv­ing the 4th In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion by be­ing a global leader for solutions to en­able en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, sus­tain­able trans­porta­tion and re­new­able en­ergy; so­lar is a key driver and con­trib­u­tor to the fu­ture en­ergy sys­tem.

ABB and So­lar Im­pulse share a com­mon vi­sion of a bet­ter world through de­cou­pling en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact from eco­nomic growth. They are pas­sion­ate pi­o­neers of leadingedge tech­nol­ogy for a bet­ter world. Both be­ing Swiss­based pi­o­neers of cut­ting-edge clean en­ergy tech­nolo­gies, they en­tered an in­no­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy al­liance in 2014 in which ABB com­mit­ted re­sources in­clud­ing the ex­per­tise of its en­gi­neers to help ac­com­plish the first-ever cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tion of the planet with­out fos­sil fuel.

Event at­ten­dees

Ahmed Has­sanein, Pro­gram Co­or­di­na­tor of RISE; Dr. Amir Zeid, Di­rec­tor of RISE; and Yass­min Ab­del-Magied, RISE guest speaker.

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