THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY - BREAKFAST EVENT

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The future, and what to expect from Mobility, Infrastructure and Energy in the next few decades.

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THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY - BREAKFAST EVENT

The UK like many countries is facing a revolution. In an attempt to abate climate change, and improve air, there is a push towards zero-emission vehicles being ubiquitous on our roads. In tandem, work is accelerating on fully autonomous vehicles that will drive us from a-to-b without the need for a driver. These upcoming changes will result in a complete upheaval in our mobility, energy and infrastructure systems. Our panel of experts will discuss their knowledge of current and future plans for how our future energy and transport systems will work.

Guests can look forward to joining the discussion and listening to our panel sharing their delivered experiences, opinions and stories.

Topics will include:

- The future of connected and autonomous vehicles

- The future of renewables

- Vehicle to grid

- Grid optimisation

- Planning of charging infrastructure for EV

- Alternatives to vehicles

- Public transport policies

- Change to working practices and location

- How data can asses and simulate options

SPEAKER PROFILES:

Prof Malcolm D McCulloch, BSc Eng, PhD (Wits), MA (Oxon), Head of Energy Power Group, Oxford University

Associate Professor, Dept Engineering Science, Oxford University Official Student in Engineering Science, Christ Church, Oxford Director Institute of Carbon and Energy Reduction Founder and Non-executive Director of Navetas Founder Non-executive Director of Kepler Energy Founder of Yasa Motors Non-executive Director West Oxford Community Renewables

In 1993 Malcolm moved to Oxford University and to start up the Electrical Power Group (EPG). Climate change, resource depletion and social inequity are the big challenges facing our civilisation. The group’s focus is to develop, and commercialise, sustainable energy technologies in the four sectors of energy for development, domestic energy use, transport and renewable generation.

With 1.2 billion people without access to electricity, there is an opportunity to develop a 21st century distributed generation and distribution infrastructure that is fit for purpose. The group is working on developing novel technologies and modelling tools to underpin this revolution.

The domestic sector is one of the largest energy sectors in the UK. EPG developed a smart meter that can identify where the energy is being used in the house, an essential requirement to enable behaviour change. This technology is now being commercialised by the company that McCulloch is a founder: Navetas Energy Management. Research is on going on developing techniques to determine the stress of the network from the point of common connection, as is the development of smart, cost effective, thermal energy storage. For the more electric transport sector, advanced lightweight electric motors have been developed, including a high torque density motor which is the core of the spin-out company YASA Motors. His is also the director of the Institute for Carbon and Energy Reduction in Transport, based at the Oxford Martin School, which is researching the techno-economic diffusion on new mobility modes. In renewable generation, novel lightweight low speed direct coupled generators are being developed along with a transverse axis tidal turbine, forming the IP of the spin-out company Kepler Energy.

Prof McCulloch believes that developing the technology is only the start. There needs to be a public awareness of the seriousness of the problems. Therefore he has been instrumental, together with a small team of people, in conceiving and developing Tipping Point, an annual event to bring some of the top artists and climate scientists together. Through the creative use of the open space format, this forum has proved to be extremely successful that has found international acceptance. This has led to Prof McCulloch being an advisor to Ian McKewan for his book Solar. He has also been involved presenting the research to a wide range of audiences, from schools to the World Economic Forum in Tianjin China in 2010 and Hindustan Leadership summit in New Delhi, 2013. Prof McCulloch has over 100 publications and 17 patent and patent applications.

Chris White, Director of the Institute for Industrial Strategy, King’s College London

Chris is the Director of the Institute for Industrial Strategy, King’s College London, and former Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington.

As an MP, he was a member of both the International Development and Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Select Committees and chaired the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Manufacturing, Social Enterprise, and Video Games.

Amongst other roles, Chris is now the President of the Warwickshire College Group, a Board member of Social Enterprise UK, the think-tank Policy Connect and the British Games Institute. He has recently been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of The Manufacturer publication

Chris has written various papers on topics including the Industrial Strategy and Social Value in collaboration with King’s and Social Enterprise UK respectively. He is proud to be the author of the Private Member’s Bill, now know as the Social Value Act.

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