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Founder and CEO of Pavegen, an innovative technology company that generates electricity from footsteps.
One of the most feted young innovators in the UK.
Laurence Kemball-Cook is the Founder and CEO of Pavegen; an innovative technology company that generates electricity from footsteps. He founded Pavegen shortly after graduating in Industrial Design and Technology from Loughborough University in 2009. Since then Pavegen has scaled across the world, installing the technology in over 30 countries including France, Germany, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, South Korea and parts of North America.
He has partnered with the likes of serial solar entrepreneur Akon, football legend Pelé and global innovator Will.I.Am to promote his clean-tech vision. He has also worked with the world’s largest companies including Shell, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Sunglass Hut, Lexus, Schneider Electric, Kia Motors, Formula E and Europe’s largest shopping centre – Westfield.
There is something fundamentally likeable about Laurence, and it turns out his admirers are widespread.
Laurence creates significant media interest with his charismatic nature, entrepreneurial savvy and technical knowledge. Extensive press coverage includes BBC, CNN, The Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired and National Geographic to mention a few.
Having completed 5 TED talks globally and attended trade missions in China and Italy with the British Prime Minister David Cameron, Laurence is well-renowned as a thought leader within technology and entrepreneurship. He was invited to talk at SXSW 2016 on behalf of British and the US governments. Laurence has also participated in UN’s +20 Climate Conference, Innovate UK, Natfed Leadership conference, DMZ 2.0 in South Korea and the All-Energy Australia Conference as part of Australia’s Sustainability Week.
His experience within public speaking extends to his ability to provide support, advice and constructive criticism to aspiring entrepreneurs. His work has been acclaimed for “shifting perceptions on renewable energy” as well as emphasising risk and rebellion in the challenge to grow a business.