|Automotive Cleantech Breakfast 18 October 2013|
Nick Owen - Principal Consultant, E4tech
Dr Koen S MattHys - Motorsport engineering programme, Brunel University
Dr Koen Mattys, course director for the Motorsport Engineering Programme in the School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University, will speak about the role that motor sports is playing in encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles at the consumer level - and in the engineering of more efficient electric vehicles.
JEREMY DEERING - CEO, Torotrak
Jeremy Deering, CEO of Torotrak, will speak about the adoption of new technologies in the automotive cleantech space, focusing on applications in use by Torotrak associate Flybrid Automotive (flywheel KERs systems) in vehicles ranging from London buses to Volvo cars.
The event will also include company pitches from automotive cleantech sector companies raising funds. Companies making pitcies at the event will include:
The Dearman Engine Company
The Dearman Engine Company Limited is developing a novel, zero emission, piston engine that runs on a common industrial product, liquid air (or liquid nitrogen); the exhaust is cold air. The company works with Ricardo, E4tech, MIRA and leading UK academic and research institutions. The company will be represented by founder and CEO, Toby Peters.
Vicinity Systems, a winner of the Galileo Masters, European Satellite Navigation Competition, has developed technology which aims to increase the driving range of electric vehicles by integrating it with in-car satellite systems. Con Costello, the company's founder, will present.
Komatti Ltd is a new racing and innovation company, born and bred at the renowned Isle of Man TT. Incorporated in 2012, the company was spun off from increasing involvement in the annual low carbon racing class TTZero. Komatti is the first clean tech start-up on the Isle of Man directly derived from the historic TT event. Koen Matthys, the company's founder, will present.