Keynote speaker and former President of Virgin Galactic, Will Whitehorn, has been appointed as chairman of the new Transport System Catapult.
The Catapult is a technology and innovation centre being set up by the Technology Strategy Board and will focus on innovation for efficient and sustainable ways to move people and goods across national transport systems including road, rail, sea and air.
Catapult hopes to ease congestion globally and prepare for the growing requirements for transport systems of the future.
Commenting on his new position, Will stated that, “The Technology Strategy Board has shown real vision by setting up this Catapult as a centre of excellence for an industry that has the opportunity to be world-beater and able to give people in the UK an experience of travel that is world-class at the same time. I look forward to playing my part in turning that vision into a reality.”
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