George Economides

Team Leader for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Oxfordshire County Council

After completing his doctorate in chemistry, George joined Preston Motorsports to facilitate the transfer of innovation from the racetrack to the wider world, where he quickly rose to Head of Strategy. In 2017, he joined the Oxfordshire County Council’s Innovation and Research Team, as Team Leader in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, the first CAV-dedicated position from a local authority. He is interested in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility as a Service, Demand Responsive Transport and Internet of Things.

 

Programme sessions

14:30 – 15:30

Towards Autonomous Mobility – a Local Authority Perspective

Oxfordshire is a hotbed of innovation: disruptive businesses and world-renown institutions, combined with a motorsports heritage, make the county a fertile ground for new mobility solutions, promising a variety of benefits. Yet, how can we transition to this bright future from the existing conditions and challenges (from aging society to potholes) while ensuring citizen safety and social equity?

Location: Chakrabarti

Venturefest Oxford

The 2019 event will be on  Wednesday 11th September at Oxford Brookes University. 

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Innovation Showcase

The showcase welcomed the most innovative and exciting business innovations. 

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Pitching for Success

Venturefest's elevator pitch competition. Sponsored by Penningtons Manches.

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