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16 Jun: Urban-Air Port CEO & Founder Ricky Sandhu provides a recap video of the successful 3 week exhibition in Coventry, U.K. of its Air One product.

Exactly two months ago Urban-Air Port launched Air One to the world. For 3 weeks in #Coventry City Centre #UK, Urban-Air Port  hosted the AAM industry and for the first time the AAM consumer, showcasing the future of #infrastructure for the #advancedairmobility industry. After 15,000 visitors (including the press, 200 school children & university students, and attendees for closed door events); 1000 pieces of media coverage; 100 successful drone flights; 20 private events featuring world class catering; 1 fine dining experience and 1 maiden flight of a 23yr…

16 Jun: Imperial experts debate AI, cryptocurrency and sustainability at Davos Fringe

by Laura Singleton June 2022 The need for greater transparency, inclusiveness and ethics around AI was among the topics discussed at a Davos event hosted by the Business School. AI is evolving and is increasingly used as a tool for collaboration. Experts at the event, which coincided with the World Economics Forum, agreed that  it is important to be transparent whilst the industry is progressing rather than “getting everything right” privately. AI also needs to evolve with the changing demands and…

16 Jun: Imperial’s push toward sustainable aviation boosted by £25 million donation

by Joanna Wilson, Deborah Evanson May 2022 PBEC Member Imperial College London is establishing a ground-breaking research institute dedicated to developing clean, safe and sustainable air-travel. Supported by a £25 million philanthropic donation, the Brahmal Vasudevan Institute for Sustainable Aviation will pioneer the breakthroughs and technologies needed to support the aviation industry’s transition to zero pollution. Its researchers will look at all elements of air transport, from fuel and aircraft design to airport infrastructure, air traffic control and aviation policy. The £25…

16 Jun: Imperial research is best in UK, finds REF 2021

by Martin Sayers, Ryan O’Hare, Laura Gallagher, Emily Head, Deborah Evanson, Caroline Brogan, Hayley Dunning May 2022 PBEC member Imperial College has a greater proportion of world-leading research than any other UK university, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The results confirm Imperial’s status as a world-class research university. The College ranks top in the UK overall – with a greater proportion of 4* “world-leading” research than any other UK university. Imperial ranks first in the UK for research outputs, first in the UK for research environment,…

16 Jun: PBEC Welcomes New Member This Month

Chris is an education entrepreneur, investor and non-profit leader focused on developing and scaling initiatives and technologies that lower barriers and reduce inequalities in accessing the opportunities of the Future of Work. He founded BSD Education in 2013, an educational software and curriculum provider that enables teachers in schools to teach students digital skills during their lessons. BSD has grown to work with schools around the world and has teams located in Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, and the United States….

16 Jun: BloombergNEF Announce Its First Net Zero Summit In Bali Ahead Of B20 And G20 Summits

Net zero-themed Summit to convene 300 global and Indonesian business leaders and investors on November 12, 2022 New York, May, 2022 – BloombergNEF (BNEF) will host a special one-off BloombergNEF Summit Bali on November 12, 2022 ahead of the Business 20 (B20) and G20 Summits taking place in Bali, Indonesia, in the days that follow. The Business 20 (B20) is the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community. The net zero-themed Summit will bring together 300 global and…

16 Jun: Deputy Prime Minister Jurin’s Statement on the APEC Trade Ministers’ Meeting

Chair of the 2022 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting Bangkok, Thailand | 23 May 2022 Through a statement, Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawit, shared with APEC Trade Ministers and member economies his assessment of the prevailing views of all APEC member economies and the way forward for the forum to advance sustainable and inclusive growth. As the Chair of the 2022 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Jurin’s statement addresses the three main priorities of APEC…

16 Jun: PBEC Trade Report June 2022

Issue: 021: June 2022 AUSTRALIAN MINISTER JETS TO INDONESIA: Trade Minister Farrell made his first overseas trip this week when he joined Prime Minister Albanese in Jakarta. Prior to the three-day visit, Senator Farrell said the new government would deliver on the economic expansion promised in the Indonesia-Australia FTA. TRADE MINISTERS HEAD FOR GENEVA: Trade Ministers will be in Geneva this week for a 12th WTO Ministerial Conference. The conference, usually held every two years, was last held in Buenos…

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30 May: A PBEC Interview with Skyportz Founder Clem-Newton Brown  

The missing link in Advancing the Aviation Mobility Sector – how Skyportz is seeking to address it. Interview by PBEC Renee Pan Advanced Air Mobility has been one of the most active sectors throughout Covid-19 in terms of advancement in designs and the about of R&D taking place globally as OEM’s of these electric hybrid verticals take-off and landing vehicles seek to obtain full certification from regulators to commence operations. However, one piece of the puzzle has been so far…

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30 May: Upcoming Event: 4th Summit for Space Sustainability

When: June 22-23rd 2022 – Agenda Where: Hybrid event: Science Museum London, U.K. – Accommodation options here & access virtually via online live streaming platform PBEC is an official network partner of the Secure World Foundation Summit and our PBEC community is cordially invited to attend this exclusive event focused on the Future of Space exploration and its peaceful sustainable development. The summit promises to bring together governments, industry leaders, international organisations, academics and civil society groups to develop and…