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APC & UKBAA’s Mobilise the future: Investing towards net zero

Join us for a host of pitches from entrepreneurs at the cutting edge of the automotive sector.

About this Event:

Join us at the second Mobilise the Future: Investing towards net zero showcase, where we’ll explore the latest trends and ground-breaking developments shaking up the automotive and transport industry.

In partnership with the Advanced Propulsion Centre, UKBAA is presenting Mobilise the future, an innovation showcase diving into the power and role that technology plays in tackling global challenges in travel, mobility, sustainability, placemaking and how that helps us to explore the world around us.

Hear from leaders in the automotive and investment industry as they explore the ever-changing autonomous vehicles and mobility landscape and engage with 10 of the UK’s most cutting-edge transport entrepreneurs seeking investment in their revolutionary businesses.

Register today to join 100 other industry leading angel and early-stage investors and help us to drive innovation in the transportation and mobility sectors forward.

Face-to-face meetings might not yet be possible, but that doesn’t mean you can’t meet pioneering entrepreneurs pushing the automotive sector forward. There’s no better way of getting to know the intricacies of a company than by seeing them pitch – signup to the event to meet the next generation of sector leaders.



Neville Jackson | Chairman of The RAC Foundation | Non Executive Director of APC

Neville Jackson is Chair of the RAC Foundation, the Institute for Digital Engineering and a non-executive Director of the UK Advanced Propulsion Centre. He held the position of Chief Technology & Innovation Officer for Ricardo plc from 2009 to 2019, moving to this position from the Technology Director for Ricardo UK Ltd, a position he held since 2000. He was responsible for developing the future global vision of automotive and energy technology at Ricardo and for the strategy and future direction of research and development. He has produced over 150 technical papers, keynote presentations or invited lectures in the US, Europe and the Far East.

Ian Constance | Chief Executive Officer of APC

Ian Constance joined the Advanced Propulsion Centre as CEO in September 2015. Prior to this Ian worked with Ford Motor Company in Detroit where he was most recently Global Chief Engineer for Large Cars. In that position he led the product development activities for the Ford Mondeo/Fusion and Ford Taurus. The role involved all elements of the product engineering, design, manufacturing readiness and business case development with a very keen focus on future customer needs. Working on these product lines gave Ian wide experience of developing and integrating HEV, PHEV and high tech Gasoline and Diesel internal combustion engines into global platforms.

Roderick Beer | Managing Director of the UK Business Angels Association

Roderick’s career spans over 15 years of managing, founding and growing angel groups and investment platforms that have collectively deployed over £100m of equity investment in more than 500 startup and scaleup businesses. He started his career at Beer & Partners, one of the first and largest angel groups in the UK, and later helped form and grow a corporate finance firm as their COO. He is now the Managing Director of the UK Business Angels Association, the trade body for angel and early-stage investing, representing over 200 organisations and 18,000 investors around the UK that collectively deploy over £1bn p.a. in early-stage businesses.


The running order for the showcase includes the following:

10:30-10:35 – welcome and introduction
10:35-10:40 – opening remarks from Ian Constance, Chief Executive Officer – APC
10:40 – 11:00 – fireside discussion between Roderick Beer, Managing Director – UKBAA and Neville Jackson, Chairman – The RAC Foundation & Non-Executive Director – APC
11:00-11:55 – pitch presentations from the 10 pitching businesses
11:55-12:00 – closing remarks


The businesses presenting include:


Brill Power

Cheesecake Energy



Enable Manufacturing






Register now to hear from a curated group of innovating founders.

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Date and time
24 February 2021
10:30 - 12:00
Venue Address

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