The first project of the foundation is to assist refugees fleeing wars and residing in Turkey


Giving Forward

The Lift foundation was set up by André Borschberg and his family following his successful flight around the world with Solar Impulse.

With much gratitude, André promised himself that he would dedicate his efforts to providing the means required to enable educative actions for the most needy.

Learn more about the on-going projects.


André Borschberg

is a Swiss entrepreneur, explorer, pilot and speaker. He is the co-founder and Chairman of H55, a Swiss company developing electric propulsion for the aviation industry to make air transport clean, quiet and safe. He is also the co-founder of the Solar Impulse project, the first ever round-the-world solar flight, successfully completed in July 2016.

During the Japan-to-Hawaii leg, André broke the world record for longest solo flight in an airplane of any kind: 117 hours and 52 minutes, breaking Steve Fossett's 2006 record. Before that, on 7 July 2010, André completed the first 24-hour solar powered flight. The flight set records for the longest manned solar-powered flight and the greatest height reached by a manned solar aircraft.


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