Iain Stewart, the Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes South, visited our offices on Friday 31 January for an update on progress since our move to Milton Keynes last November. Chief Executive, Steve Yianni presented the Catapult’s ambitious plans for a world-class innovation centre based in the Pinnacle Building at the heart of Milton Keynes, due for completion by the end of May.
Mr Yianni and members of his executive team took the opportunity to update the Mr Stewart on the major innovation projects already up and running, some of which will involve Milton Keynes as a live test bed.
Mr Stewart, who also met members of staff at the Catapult, said, “I take a keen interest in the ambitious plans of Transport Systems Catapult. An efficient transport system for both people and goods is vital to the success of the UK economy”.
“Transport Systems Catapult will help UK businesses exploit new and emerging technologies for which there is a large and growing global market”.
Steve Yianni said, “The Transport Systems Catapult’s Innovation Centre will provide a national hub for testing the latest theories on how transport systems interact and function against real-world demonstrators. This will help UK businesses to develop effective and sustainable solutions to the world’s transport needs – for both freight and people”.
He added, “I look forward to inviting Iain to the official opening of the Transport Systems Catapult Innovation Centre in the near future”.