The second event of the Ingenia live! series took place on 12 November at Prince Philip House in London. The main theme - engineering for sports - was explored by two industry representatives who gave their expert insights into the advanced engineering and newest materials being used to make sport faster, lighter and stronger.

Dan Chambers, Co-founder and Director of Draft Wheelchairs Ltd., spoke about the engineering challenges he had to overcome in designing and building bespoke sports equipment for elite athletes in disability sport.

The second speaker of the evening, Dr Caroline Hargrove, Technical Director of McLaren Applied Technologies, focused on the key principles of the McLaren F1 simulator and shared some interesting insights into McLaren’s approach to bicycle design.

The evening was hosted by Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng, Editor-in-Chief of Ingenia magazine and a Fellow of the Academy. Dr Steedman was joined by over 40 guests.

A film of the event will shortly be available to view online.

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