Visitors will have the chance to try out ‘world-changing’ inventions next month – from robot rescue dogs to edible ‘plastic’ pockets – at a free interactive event in Waterloo.
Taking place in the historic graffiti tunnel on Leake Street, ‘Innovation Late’ will showcase some of the latest inventions that tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges.
The one-off event will be presented by the host of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, Georgie Barrat, who will introduce rapid-fire talks from some of the country’s most inspiring inventors.
Interactive exhibitions will include micro-robotic eye surgery with King’s College London; chocolate welding with Great British Bake Off winner Rahul Mandal and the University of Sheffield; robot rescue dogs with the University of Bristol and edible “plastic” pockets with Earthshot prize-winners Notpla.
Robot dogs can be used in search and rescue operations to avoid the possible loss of real dogs or humans entering a dangerous building or place.
There will also be a variety of speakers, including Tom Birbeck, Founder and CEO of ARC Marine, a keen scuba diver who developed a brand-new product and company to help restore damaged reefs.
It is being put on by the Royal Academy of Engineering, on Wednesday 1 November, from 6 pm – 10 pm. The evening is free to attend and the first 150 people get a free drink on arrival.
Where: 26 Leake Street Graffiti Tunnels, 7 Addington Street, Waterloo, SE1 7RY.
When: Wednesday 1 November 6 – 10 pm.
Admission: Free. Attendees must be 18+. Click here to register.