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Paving the way for mobility innovation

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Plexal

Here East

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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E20 3BS

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The future of mobility is coming. But are we ready?

An event organised by innovation centre Plexal and ENGIE

Technology is placing us tantalisingly close to a mobility landscape that’s autonomous, connected, electric and shared – where micromobility solutions widen access, new solutions for delivering goods are emerging, data insights improve the customer experience and the environmental and health impacts of travel are minimised.

But what are the cultural, technological, funding, infrastructure and legislative barriers we need to overcome to bring this future closer to reality in the UK?

What next, now that the Department for Transport's laid out its vision for mobility innovation in its future of mobility: urban strategy?

And with urbanisation and climate change compelling us to act, how can we quicken the pace of change and encourage innovation – while protecting people’s interests?

Join us at Plexal (based at the Here East tech campus in east London) on 12 June for a panel debate that will explore how the UK can be a global mobility leader, followed by a startup pitch session where you'll get a glimpse into tomorrow’s mobility solutions.

Speakers and panellists include:

  • Rikesh Shah, head of commercial innovation, Transport for London
  • Gigi Etienne, mobility partnerships manager, what3words
  • Simon Carnall, innovation and propositions manager, ENGIE
  • Neil Fulton, programme director for connected and automated transport, Connected Places Catapult
  • Christian Inglis, senior innovation lead, Innovate UK
  • Department for Transport representitive


Agenda:

4pm: Opening keynote from what3words

4.15 pm: Welcome, panel debate and Q&A

How can we support startups, scaleups and emerging solutions, and what are the barriers to the UK being a global leader in mobility innovation?

4.45pm: Mobility innovation pitch

Hear from some of the companies on the bleeding edge that have solutions to our biggest mobility challenges.

5.45pm: Networking

6pm: Guided 30-minute tours of Plexal, Here East and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Directions

Plexal's a 10-minute walk from Hackney Wick train station, or you can take the free shuttle bus from Stratford. Get full directions here.

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