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TT Zero Electric bike to take pole position at Cleantech Conference

19 June 2017

An electric motorcycle that was raced in this year’s SES TT Zero race will take pole position at the Department of Economic Development’s stand at the Cambridge Cleantech Annual Conference next month.

Brunel Zero Carbon Team has been invited by the Department to display its latest motorcycle model, the Brunel X-Team BX-10, showcasing the latest in clean motorbike technology.

The Department will be represented at the conference on the 6th July.

Dr Ken Milne, Director of Corporate Services, will give a talk entitled ‘The Smart Island Concept: The Isle of Man as a Testbed for New Smart Technology’. In addition, John Hunter, UK Manager, will join a panel discussion on investing in Cleantech and smart technologies.

Martin Garratt, CEO of Cambridge Cleantech, commented:

‘We are delighted that the Brunel Motorcycle Team are able to demonstrate their latest clean technology.

‘Low carbon transport design is a major part of thinking for the smart cities of the future and the electric motorcycle will show that it can be fun too.’

The Brunel Motorcycle Team are from Brunel University, in West London, and are led by Dr Koen Matthys, who is responsible for the overall running of the team and is also Chief Designer.

Dr Matthys has an electro-mechanical engineering background and is a Lecturer in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences at Brunel University. His experience is in engineering design, mechatronics, materials and manufacturing.

For his current research portfolio, Dr Matthys is partnering with the composites, racing and aerospace industry to contribute to low carbon transport design innovations, in particular to sustainable motorsport design solutions. As an experienced motorcycle road rider with track experience, Dr Matthys is able to translate the rider feedback to the design engineering team

The conference features an inspirational line-up of stimulating keynote speakers who are ‘thought leaders’ in their fields.

The programme includes a session on the new technologies for the smart cities of the future and an outlook on international opportunities in the Cleantech sector, before finishing with match-making between our Cleantech innovators and the innovation-hungry corporates, Xylem and Johnson Matthey.

Find out more about the conference at www.cambridgecleantech.org.uk

To book your place, click here.

Contact Dr Ken Milne for more information about the smart island concept or to set up a meeting with him in Cambridge.

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