Midlands companies lead green Global Investment Summit

Date posted: October 13, 2021
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Midlands-based Rolls-Royce, Worcester Bosch and Aurrigo-RDM Group will join nine other businesses from across the UK who will showcase their green technology and innovations at the Global Investment Summit.

Hosted by the Prime Minister and supported by members of the Royal Family on 19 October, the Summit will demonstrate Britain’s commitment to a green industrial revolution in the UK and abroad ahead of COP26, and promote the UK as a top destination for foreign investment.

Around 200 investors attending the Summit will see the latest cutting-edge innovation that is helping deliver key areas of the Prime Minister’s Ten-Point Plan, helping cement the UK’s position as a science superpower and the world’s number one centre for green technology.

The country’s pioneering work in this space will be vital in helping reduce emissions and limit the rise in global temperatures.

Household names like Rolls-Royce will be on hand to showcase models such as its all-electric aircraft and small modular reactor, alongside start-ups such as Automated Architecture, which will display its robot-assembled automated sustainable construction systems for housing, which could see homes being delivered more quickly by localising housing production through automation.

Worcester Bosch is part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Hy4Heat programme and will showcase real appliances at a dedicated demonstration area at the Summit.

Aurrigo is a leading authority on autonomous transport, having designed, developed and built a number of driverless vehicles that are currently being tested in ‘live’ traffic.

The Coventry-based company will be exhibiting its 4-seater Auto-Pod – an ideal ‘first and last mile’ transport solution for city centres, and its Auto-Dolly, a new autonomous luggage and cargo system being embraced by airports all over the world.

Minister for Investment Gerry Grimstone said:

Our Global Investment Summit will put UK innovation on the map, and demonstrate how we can use investment to nurture technological developments and propel our economy towards a more prosperous, exciting future.

These businesses show why the UK is a global hub for green technology – from major advances in tidal turbines and fusion energy, to electric vehicle development and zero emission aircraft.

These industries of the future will not only help ensure a cleaner, greener planet but also create high-value jobs across the UK.

Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East said:

The transition to net zero is a societal imperative and one of the greatest commercial opportunities of our time. We are proud to play our part in the Global investment Summit alongside the UK Government, demonstrating the positive transforming power of industrial technology.

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