BeeAnywhere, The Low Cost EV – Designed and Manufactured in the UK

  Today’s announcement that the UK will ban all sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 may have come as a shock to some in the boardrooms of German automobile manufacturers, but it’s a very welcome addition for us at MEV. The 2030 cut off hands a huge advantage to innovative and agile companies, while the large established players …

Crawling From The Wreckage

There’s a certain amount of inertia in all our lives, things that we just do because we do them, and we’ve always done them. Life grinds on day after day apart from small breaks for business trips and holidays where the routines and the food are different. But the COVID-19 outbreak has given us a chance to take a break …

Driving Adoption of Electric Vehicles

Like an increasing number of people I’ve been pondering the idea of an electric vehicle for the past few years and then backing off when I see the range and the price.  As an entrepreneur there’s nothing like finding a problem to solve, and in this case it was how to make EVs cheaper. The outcome was the BeeAnywhere which …

Together We Dare to Lead

40,000 miles Around the World I’ve never been much of a sailor – motorsports, cricket, hiking and running have been my passions, and always shading to the long-distance endurance side of things rather than a quick sprint. The 24 hours of Le Mans, a five-day test match binge or long distance footpath perhaps, but now I find myself committed to …

Graphene Commercialization: Pushing Too Hard

A few comments from me are reported in an IEEE Spectrum article looking at the effectiveness of the billion euro Graphene Flagship program. I’m not sure that I’m a critic of the program per se because spending money on basic research is the wellspring of later innovation. Where I do have doubts is in graphene commercialization when academics are trying to …

2019 The Year of Sensors, Analogue AI,and Gene Hacking?

I’ve spent most of 2018 in China (or it feels that way) involved in water treatment, intelligent sensing and advanced composite materials. It’s been useful to get a perspective on the words second largest economy, but also working with Chinese colleagues and getting to know their sometimes different expectations and priorities. At the same time I’ve continued to voraciously devour …

Bot Cyber Attacks and Smart Sensors – Tech Predictions for 2019

Business Cloud asked a variety of tech leaders and futurists for their predictions for 2019.  The answers almost all involve AI, communications and sensors.  This represents a quite remarkable shift away from the app driven idea of innovation that has held sway for the past decade to a more balanced view of both the hardware and the software making use …