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Simon Edmonds, Director of Manufacturing & Materials

Simon Edmonds

Deputy Exec Chair and Chief Business Officer

Simon joined Innovate UK in 2013 as the Director of the Catapult programme. Currently as Chief Business Officer he is responsible for Innovate UK’s four sector teams, the Global function and the Business Growth Innovate UK Edge service. Before joining Innovate UK, he was a Director in the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and its predecessor departments. Prior to joining Govt in 2002 he led a number of SME businesses and spent 16 years with Raychem Corporation.

The Faraday Battery Challenge – part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

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electric car charging

Future generations will be using vehicles, which have batteries as their primary source of energy.  They will be able to charge, travel, discharge to the grid and recharge at will.  There will need to be completely different business models developed around how …