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The Business of Winning – a story of success

How energy-efficient, horizontal innovation and technologies will keep UK motorsport at the front of the global race

Sir Henry Royce Memorial Lecture

28 September 2016 | IET London: Savoy Place

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Horizontal Innovation is the effective transfer of knowledge and technology from one sector to another.

For the last 100 years, the fast-paced, competitive environment of international motorsport has proven to be the perfect setting for rapid development of innovative practices, processes, skills and technologies, focussed on delivering maximum performance with the greatest energy efficiency, under the most extreme and demanding conditions.

Chris Aylett, Chief Executive, Motorsport Industry Association will uncover the ways in which technology, process, systems and skills are being utilised to great benefit in other industries.

This talk is open to members and non-members and will be of interest to all with an interest in Innovation, Engineering and Motorsport from GCSE Level School children, through Students, to new and established professionals.

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About the speaker

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Chris Aylett

Chris Aylett, Chief Executive, Motorsport Industry Association

Chris became Chief Executive of (MIA) in 1998 since when it has become the leading business organisation for this global high performance engineering and technology industry - an industry driven by “ The Business of Winning”.

MIA Open Forum, Exhibition and AGM

Taking place on the same day at IET London: Savoy Place is the MIA Motorsport Industry Day, a free to attend open forum to allow delegates to discuss how they can best work together in new and innovative ways to maximise business success amidst recent political and economic changes.

There is an exciting exhibition of innovative technologies from the world of motorsport.




14:00 - MIA AGM registration
14:30 - MIA AGM
14:45 - Motorsport Industry Open Forum
15:00 - Motorsport Industry Open Forum
17:00 - Lecture registration & tech
18:30 - Lecture commences
20:00 - Networking drinks
21:00 - Close