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02 Feb 2012 12:02:37

Will the UK lead the global transition to low carbon transport?

Drayson Racing
All are invited to debate the way forward with our panel of speakers:

Lord Drayson, founder of Drayson Racing Technologies, which developed the world's fastest electric car, the all-electric Lola-Drayson B12/69EV, employing a host of green technology including lithium nanophosphate batteries, a wireless induction charging system, electrical regenerative dampers and recyclable body panels, and collaborates with Aston University.

Julia King, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University, was appointed by the Prime Minister in 2010 as the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador, and was awarded the 2011 Lunar Society Medal. She is a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and of the World Economic Forum Automotive Agenda Council. Her academic work focusses on fatigue and fracture in structural materials and developments in propulsion technology.

Tony Harper has been invited to speak, and is Chief Engineer of Jaguar's Research Department, which developed the technologies for C-X75 hybrid car, with independent electric motors on all four wheels, an engine that runs on diesel, bio fuel, CNG or LPG, and CO2 emissions of less than 99 gms/km.

Chris Jackson, Programme Manager at Intelligent Energy on Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell systems and hydrogen refueling infrastructure. Intelligent Energy is a global company based in the UK which developed the world’s first purpose built fuel cell motorbike and is supplying Boeing with the fuel cells which powered the world’s first manned fuel cell aircraft.

Our chair is Barry Shrier, CEO of Liberty Electric Cars, which is designing, engineering and manufacturing leading-edge electric vehicle technology to serve growing global demand for zero-emission transport solutions, including the world’s first pure electric high performing 4x4 - the Liberty E-Range.

Panel discussion

Join in the debate with leading academics and business experts following a set of engaging short talks, discuss new developments and present your view.

Present your plan for free consultation

Obtain supportive feedback on your business idea and explore new partnerships in a friendly and non-threatening round table format. Scientists, engineers and SMEs are invited to present their plans for a free private 45 minute consultation during the afternoon with a panel of legal, business, financial and investment advisors who are experienced in developing commercialisation strategies. Places are limited. Contact us for details or to submit your 2 page summary. Those shortlisted receive pro bono consultations with Wragge & Co, Marks & Clerk and FD Solutions on corporate structure, intellectual property and financial issues.

Meet the press

Speakers will be interviewed beforehand to share their stories with the public, and members of the press are invited to meet the participants during the reception.


People will gather at 5:30pm for a canape and drinks reception, to view posters and exhibitor stands, and meet colleagues.

Talks begin at 6pm, and are followed by lively panel discussions. Dinner will be served from 8pm.


Our Maple House venue is located in the Birmingham City Centre on Corporation Street

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