Beyond The Sea

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'Time points' are awarded according to the adequacy of the solution with the type of innovations sought by Time for the Planet®. They correspond to the analysis of several factors :

  • impact potential: impact average score > 4 => 0,5 point / if > 4,15 => 1 point.
  • global consistency: all average score of the 6 selection criteria > 2,5 => 1 point.
  • the favourite: % of assessments judge the innovation as a top one to act on a global scale against greenhouse gases > 20% => 1 point
  • the targeting: validation of Time for the Planet<span class="brand">®</span> scope of action higher than 90% => 0,5 point + innovation level of maturity is enough => 0,5 point
  • social acceptability: semantic analysis score of comments > 0 => 0,5 point/ if > 3500 => 1 point
135 assessments

Pre-industrial or industrial stage

Make kite-pulling efficient, universal and essential for carriers of all sizes.

Lever of action
Zero emissions
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Funding realized on
January 10, 2022
Company created on
July 21, 2014
Amount invested

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The projet in details

What is the issue addressed?

Improve energy efficiency of transportation and logistics worldwide

How is the problem solved?

Beyond The Sea’s project is to haul merchant ships, thanks to a kite surfing technology, using wind as the only source of energy.

What is the customer target?

The fishing and shipping markets.

How is this solution different?

Automatic and easy folding or unfolding of the kite, automatic dynamic flight, self-stability in flight, autopilot and safety thanks to a software based on AI.

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Scientific Committee opinion

Le besoin de réduction d'émissions du monde maritime est manifeste et cette innovation permet d’y apporter une réponse pertinente.

Le système présente des caractéristiques techniques (forme de l’aile, conception, pilotage...) adaptées pour une performance de traction efficiente.

S’il n’y a pas de verrous scientifiques à lever, la validation technique du passage à l’échelle reste à faire, en passant notamment de prototypes de voiles de 25 m2 à des voiles destinées à des cargos, de plusieurs centaines de m2, pilotées en automatique. La tenue des matériaux, notamment du tissu de la voile, et le risque associé à une chute de voile de kite dans l'eau sont des points clés à maîtriser pour un développement réussi.

Enfin, en matière d’externalités, l’innovation ne présente pas de signature négative notable.