Designing For The Ocean

12:15-13:00

Sam Etherington, Industrial Designer / Founder, Aqua Power Technologies

The talk will revisit Aqua Power Technologies journey to develop a wave energy converter, which has to survive and produce power in one of the most demanding environments - the ocean.From sketch to deployment, Sam aims to cover the most significant and pivotal areas of the design process, and share insights into the realities of developing a machine capable of withstanding the rigours of the ocean environment.

DURING THIS SESSION DELEGATES WILL LEARN:

1. The importance of understanding the design environment.
2. Prototype, test, learn, and repeat.
3. Designing for the commercial sector.