Blue Moon / techUK seminar How we’ll soon live: energy, food & transport

March 14, 2018

Wednesday 11th April 2pm-5:30pm; Pershore Horticultural College, Worcestershire

Being enthusiasts for the benefits of mixing up ideas from different specialisms, we are delighted to host, with the support of techUK,  this inaugural event looking to bring together people from the emerging technologies of different sectors, whose work is changing – or soon will change – how we live.


Hamish Philips, Head of Corporate Sales at Tesla (transport plus solar energy collection & storage systems)
Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy, offering the safest, quickest electric cars on the road and integrated energy solutions. Tesla products work together to power your home and charge your electric car with clean energy, day and night.

Philippe Reid, Head of Sustainability at Red Engineering Design (distributive energy systems)
Leading urban infrastructure and data centre MEP design engineers Red have an active involvement in many decentralised energy projects around the world, all involving low carbon, sustainable technologies. They include large industrial and urban areas.

Professor Roy Kennedy, Head of Dept. for AgriTech Research & Teaching, Warwickshire Group of Colleges (food technologies)
Roy is a Professor of Microbial Science, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, a Member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology and a Member of the Australasian Society for Plant Pathology. His fields of research include Immunology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology.

Hugo Spowers, MD & Founder, Riversimple hydrogen cars (transport)
Riversimple is a United Kingdom-based car manufacturer of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles. Riversimple’s purpose is “To pursue, systematically, the elimination of the environmental impact of personal transport”. Their two-seater car, the Rasa, is currently being tested on public roads in the UK.


Each speaker will talk for approximately 20 minutes. There will be a break after the second talk and a question and answer session with the whole panel at the end. All relevant questions will be welcome though please note that as a condition of our two motor transport speakers agreeing to share a platform, we have undertaken to avoid any head-on ‘electric vs. hydrogen’ discussion. After the Q&A session, there will be some additional time for those attending to discuss matters further, before the venue closes.

Who should attend

Senior technicians, academics and executives with an involvement or interest in the technology around food, energy or transport systems and how they will affect us all.


As a condition agreed to in securing our speakers, press journalists are not permitted to attend this event.

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