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Drayson Technologies wins technology commercialisation award at CleanEquity® Monaco 2016

11th March 2016

11.03.16 – CleanEquity® Monaco 2016, the forum for emerging cleantech and resource efficiency companies, hosted by Innovator Capital and the Monaco Economic Board, closed on Friday, 4th March with the Awards Ceremony in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

An independent panel of judges, chaired by His Serene Highness, selected Drayson Technologies as winner of the award for Excellence in the Field of Technology Commercialisation.

Drayson Technologies is focused on providing “world-first” solutions for health and the environment. Led by former UK Science Minister and world electric land speed record holder, Lord Drayson, it has pioneered environmentally sustainable technologies since 2007, working across fields such as green motor-sport, high performance electric drivetrains and wireless charging.

Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital commented: “The World Health Organisation and the Royal College of Physicians consider air pollution to be the world’s greatest single environmental health risk. Drayson Technologies is tackling this issue head on with the work it is doing with Freevolt and CleanSpace. The approach is novel and the data generated will inspire and empower individuals to improve the air quality around them. For organisations, the data allows them to act rapidly and benefit from economic efficiencies.”

Freevolt is the company’s latest technology breakthrough. It recycles radio frequency energy in existing wireless network transmissions, such as wi-fi and cellular networks, to power connected devices and to realise the full potential of the internet of things by freeing them from the constraints of batteries and wired power supplies.

The CleanSpace Tag is a personal air pollution smart sensor and the first product to be powered by Freevolt. It works in conjunction with the CleanSpace app interface to provide a continuous measurement of air quality wherever they are – both indoors and outside. CleanSpace is citizen science in action. Each user’s Tag readings of carbon monoxide levels are fed into and visualised through a global map of crowd-sourced data on air pollution. It offers great value to individuals, governments, businesses and other organisations looking to understand, reduce and avoid global air pollution. Launched in the UK last year, CleanSpace is being rolled out across international markets in 2016.

Lord (Paul) Drayson, Founder & CEO of Drayson Technologies said:
“We are honoured and delighted to win this award. Air pollution is a critical concern to every individual’s health and now, more than ever, people want to understand the quality of the air around them. In the Freevolt powered CleanSpace Tag we have created a consumer product that enables people to measure, understand and avoid air pollution in real-time.”

CleanEquity thanks, in particular: Covington & Burling, Parkview Group, Deloitte, PR Newswire, Cranfield University, INNEON, Gillamor Stephens, Enereau, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco Economic Board and the Société des Bains de Mer de Monaco.

CleanEquity Monaco will be returning to the Principality of Monaco in March 2017.

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Photo caption
The photo shows (from left to right) Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital, Lord Drayson, CEO and Founder of Drayson Technologies and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco at the CleanEquity Monaco Awards Ceremony on March 4, 2016.