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Greenpower Education Trust, a UK based charity with an outstanding track record in kick starting careers in engineering, has licenced its education programme to an organisation in India, G-STEAM, who aim to replicate the successful project which currently sees over 700 school teams participating in the UK.
The Greenpower challenge helps unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in young people aged 9-25 through the excitement of electric motorsport. School, college, community and private teams design, build and race electric cars at exciting venues.
A growing number of international teams take part in Greenpower events each year. Countries such as China, the USA and Poland already run programmes under the Greenpower license. A number of other countries have their own Greenpower teams who come to the UK to race each year. The international flavour of the challenge now sees pupils worldwide able to participate on the same platform, learning and being inspired together.
A fundamental part of the licence for India will also see all schools participating in territory using industry-leading engineering and design software, Solid Edge, from Greenpower’s Global Technology Partner, Siemens, to design their cars.
Instrumental in Greenpower’s worldwide licencing arrangements are leading global law firm and pro bono supporting partners to the Trust, Hogan Lovells, with a team led by Alastair Shaw (Counsel, London).
Jeremy Way, Chief Executive at Greenpower Education Trust commented, ‘Greenpower’s growing global footprint sees eight countries involved in our hugely popular project, which over the years has worked with tens of thousands of young people in the UK. Today, with the signing of a licence agreement for India, we see yet another major country recognising the importance of STEM education and the impact Greenpower can have on young people. We look forward to working with G-STEAM on this very exciting development.’
Greenpower India has recently launched its website, if you would like to keep up to date with the progress in India make sure you take a look www.greenpowerindia.info