Laurence Kemball-Cook

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Laurence Kemball-Cook is the founder and CEO of Pavegen Systems.

Early life

Cook, a graduate in Industrial Technology and Design from Loughborough University, took on a university placement with E.ON, and proposed using footfall as a potential power source.[1]

Speaking Events

Cook speaks at various events about technology and entrepreneurship. He has given 5 TED talks on envisioning the cities of the future and changing attitudes to fossil fuels.[2] He has also attended trade missions to China and Italy with the former British Prime Minister, David Cameron.[3] In 2016, along with 23 other entrepreneurs, he joined the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on a trade mission to the USA as part of the #LondonIsOpen campaign.[4] He has also participated in UN’s +20 Climate Conference, Innovate UK, DMZ 2.0 with Steve Wozniak in South Korea and the All-Energy Australia Conference as part of Australia’s Sustainability Week.[5]

Awards and Recognition

Laurence has generated media interest for his invention, including press coverage by Forbes,[6] Wired,[7] BBC,[8] CNN,[9] The Times[10] and The Huffington Post.[11] Throughout his years as CEO of Pavegen, he has been recognised with numerous awards, including the UK Blomberg Business Innovator 2016,[12] Eco Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 & 2016,[13] the Pea awards ‘Businessman of the Year’ 2013[14] and the Shell liveWIRE Entrepreneur of the Year finalist 2011.[15]