Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 6.30 pm

University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, KOH-B-10

This event will be held in English language.

Covid-19 certificate required for admission to the auditorium. Entry free, no registration required.
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The event will be held in German. It will be live-streamed and provided for replay.

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Dr Bertrand Piccard

Pioneering spirit to invent the future

With his dual identity of explorer and medical doctor, Bertrand Piccard combines science, psychology and adventure to motivate audiences to go beyond the obvious and reach their goals.

Based on the experience of achieving two historic firsts like flying around the world non-stop in a balloon and without fuel in a solar-powered airplane – which both were considered to be impossible feats – he shares his knowledge about throwing believes, certitudes and habits over board, as ballast, in order to find new ways of thinking. 

Through the themes of team building, human communication, relations with partners and leadership, he will explain how to start a project when nobody believes in it.

He will also touch on paradigm shifts in entrepreneurial decisions as well as in protection of the environment, and share his vision on innovation and crisis management, courage and confidence.

Dr Bertrand Piccard

Explorer, psychologist and "inspioneer”

It is in Bertrand Piccard’s DNA to go beyond the obvious and achieve the impossible. From a legendary lineage of explorers who conquered the stratosphere and the abysses, he made history by accomplishing two aeronautical firsts, around the world non-stop in a balloon, and more recently in a solar plane without fuel. Pioneer in his way to consider ecology through the lens of profitability, he began working in the early 2000s to promote renewable energies and clean technologies. Solar Impulse was born to carry this message around the world.