Friday 18 October 2019

World experts on the future of hi-tech electric mobility to take part in Electronomous summit in Killarney

Turning 60: Little Mini
Turning 60: Little Mini

A unique line-up of world experts on the future of hi-tech electric mobility will take part in the Electronomous summit in Killarney in early May.

The event is designed to draw on the expertise and experience of leading people in areas where "the automotive and tech worlds converge".

The conference is described as putting a unique focus on automotive technology. It will bring together a leading, long list, of speakers, exhibitors and delegates in the fields of connected-car technology and mobility across many transport sectors.

There will also be a large number of delegates with interests in, and around, the electric-tech future.

That should ensure lively debate.

The organisers say it's a "real opportunity for Irish and European companies to connect with global players".

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The people at MINI Ireland are looking to create a different sort of space to celebrate the 60th birthday of the iconic little Mini this year.

They, and Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival, are looking for a "creative collaborator" to come up with a stage installation space just for Mini at the festival this year.

There is a MINI bursary prize of €10,000 for whoever comes up with the best 'tribute' to the original car, which seemed to 'magic' room from within its tiny confines.

The car, as you know, was rolled out in 1959 in part response to a global fuel shortage.

Its inventor, Sir Alec Issigonis, established a secret design team office to develop a motor that would push the boundaries of what a car should be and do.

Which is why the MINI Ireland people are taking the theme 'Creative Use of Space'.

Competition for the €10,000 prize is open to all.

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