1 February 2024

Vinçotte partners Innoptus Solar Team providing safety expertise for 2024 Sosal Solar Challenge

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This year, Vinçotte ( a member of the Kiwa group) is partnering with the Innoptus Solar Team, a group of engineering students from KU Leuven University in Belgium, providing safety expertise for their upcoming participation in the Sosal Solar Challenge in South-Africa in September.
The Sosal Solar Challenge is a global initiative that aims to accelerate the development and application of solar energy solutions. All participating teams take on the challenge of developing, building and driving solar-powered cars, with the goal of covering the greatest distance without using a drop of fuel. In 2022, the Innoptus Solar Team also participated in the race in South Africa, finishing 2nd place.

This year the ambition is to go for gold and Vinçotte is happy to help. As a Silver Partner, Vinçotte will not only contribute financially, but also provide expertise in safety so that the Innoptus Solar Team can minimise the risks of the race.

With the implementation of Digi-Tags, Vinçotte's digital asset safety management tool, the team will also be able to instantly view all safety reports of each checked part of the solar car.

Check out the after-movie of the 2023 solar challenge below, where the Innoptus Solar Team took first place in Australia.