Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Will Penfold is a joint founder of Artica Technologies, which was created with seed funding from Design London to bringing an innovative low-energy cooling, ventilation and heat recovery system to market. The product was conceived during a blue sky project during his MSc course at the Royal College of Art. Artica Technologies was subsequently sold in a corporate buy-out to Monodraught Ltd and the technology was rebranded as a "Cool-Phase."
Paul Noble has 6 years of experience as a renewable energy entrepreneur. He initially specialized in solar PV projects and founded the solar PV installation company Link Solar in 2010. Having broadened his expertise, Paul is now a director of a renewable energy consultancy covering a wide range of technologies.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
We are currently being incubated by the UK Climate Kic, housed at Imperial College, and at InnovationRCA, located at the Royal College of Art. Both of these institutions have invested in Lunagen and are providing ongoing mentoring support to its founders.
We are also working with a number of consultants to advance Lunagen's technical fundamentals:
Martin Wimshurst is a vastly experienced marine power electronics and generation consultant. He is advising us on our generation equipment's design.
Zsolt Bakó Biró is our computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling expert. He is advising us on the mathematical and computational representation of Lunagen's turbine performance.