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    Press release September 7th 2021

    FII Institute invests in Interstellar Lab

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    • FII is investing in Interstellar Lab’s closed-loop biodomes for sustaining life on Earth, the Moon and Mars.
    • This $500,000 USD equity investment is part of FII’s mission to Impact on Humanity by helping to reduce the burden on the planet and prepare for the future.
    • The AI simulation-based designs aim to tackle Earth’s most pressing environmental issues, pave the way to solutions in waste management, zero-impact living and resource-conscious agriculture.

    Accelerating sustainable farming on Earth and in space

    Population projections stress the need for sustainable living on our planet and on others. FII Institute, announces today an investment in Interstellar Lab, a space technology company designing closed-loop biodomes for sustaining life on Earth, the Moon, and Mars.

    FII Institute is a global non-profit foundation with an investment arm and one agenda: Impact on Humanity. The $500,000 USD equity investment is a part of Interstellar Lab’s latest $3M USD Seed Round and builds on FII Institute’s commitment to catalyse globally relevant, real-world solutions in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Education, Healthcare and Sustainability. Through the investment, the Institute will fund the development of, and leverage, AI simulation-based designs to tackle Earth’s most pressing environmental issues, paving the way to solutions in waste management, zero-impact living and resource-conscious agriculture.

    “Climate change is a real emergency for Earth, and we only have a small window to bring about positive change. We are developing a new framework for sustainable living on Earth and a testbed for future space missions. Working with investors like FII Institute advances Interstellar Lab’s mission to support human life sustainably on Earth, the moon and Mars by generating and recycling food, water and air.“ — Barbara Belvisi, Founder and CEO at Interstellar Lab

    “Space sector growth is creating new opportunities for advanced research and solutions in sustainability. Inspired by the design challenge of human settlement on Mars, Interstellar Lab has forged an innovative approach to sustaining life in the absence of the abundance taken for granted here on Earth. We are very pleased to support the technologies that will help reduce the burden on our planet and prepare us for the future.“ — Richard Attias, CEO at FII Institute

    This marks the third FII Institute investment this year following announcements to back Lilium, an electric-powered aircraft reducing the carbon impact of regional travel, and Red Sea Farms, AgTech making it possible to grow food using saltwater. With an inclusive agenda built on three pillars – THINK, XCHANGE, ACT – FII Institute empowers the brightest minds to leverage scientific innovation for positive change, brings leading solutions to reality through investment, and calls for global collaboration in the service of humanity.

    About Interstellar Lab

    Interstellar Lab is developing and building closed-loop sustainable living systems on Earth and in space. The company focuses on creating space-grade food production systems and habitat modules. The aim is double: to provide solutions regarding the current climate crisis and the need for new food production systems on Earth and to develop closed-loop life support systems for lunar missions in the context of NASA’s Artemis Program and in the future for Mars exploration. Based in Paris and Los Angeles, Interstellar Lab was created by Barbara Belvisi in 2018 and today has 20 employees from SpaceX, Airbus, Trumble and Agricool. The company is part of the “Future 40” of the Parisian incubator Station F.

    About the Future Investment Initiative Institue

    The Future Investment Initiative Institute is a global non-profit foundation with an investment arm and one agenda: Impact on Humanity. Committed to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles, we foster the brightest minds and transform ideas into real-world solutions in five focus areas: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Education, Healthcare and Sustainability.

    We are in the right place at the right time – when decision-makers, investors and an engaged generation of youth come together in aspiration, energized and ready for change. We harness that energy into three pillars – THINK, XCHANGE, ACT – and invest in the innovations that make a difference to lives globally.

    Media contact Valentin Feist Brock Murphy contact
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