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Martin Jackson joins 8power Limited as VP, Engineering

Martin Jackson

Martin Jackson, VP, Engineering

8power is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Jackson as VP, Engineering with immediate effect.

Martin is an experienced technical leader and entrepreneur who has built multi-disciplinary, multi-site teams and co-founded four companies.

Before joining 8power, Martin was Group Head of Technology at Elektron Technology plc, building its engineering group to support a portfolio of specialist product and component brands. Prior to this, he served as VP Technology, VP Engineering and CTO at startups including Plastic Logic, Artimi, Frontier Silicon, Virata and Active Book.

Martin continues to serve as non-executive director of DisplayLink, where he chairs the IP Committee. Martin commented “I’m delighted to join 8power and help build a world class company.”

Dr Antony Rix, 8power CEO, welcomed Martin to the company: “As 8power prepares to grow, we are delighted that Martin has joined us to lead 8power’s engineering team. He has outstanding experience helping technology companies to scale and bring complex products to market. We look forward to working with Martin to launch our next generation of connected solutions, and build an exciting and successful business.”

 

About 8power

8power is a new start-up company commercialising novel vibration energy harvesting (VEH), sensors and wireless technology monitoring and tracking the condition of industrial and mobile assets.

For more information please contact 8power on +44 1223 781610 or through www.8power.com

8power Limited, Future Business Centre, King’s Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2HY, UK

Richard Green is appointed as Chair of 8power Limited

8power is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Green as Chairman of the Board of Directors with immediate effect.

Richard is a serial entrepreneur, non-executive director and business mentor. He was co-founder and CEO of Ubisense, the award winning Industrial Internet of Things pioneer. Under Richard’s leadership Ubisense listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2011. Richard is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and was the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 in the Science and Technology category.

Prior to Ubisense, Richard co-founded Smallworld, an enterprise geospatial software company which listed on Nasdaq in 1996 and was acquired by GE in 2000. Richard is engaged with several early stage companies as a mentor, angel investor and non-executive director principally in the location, industrial IoT, and mobility sectors.

Richard commented “I am thrilled to join 8power at this tremendously exciting stage in its development. We have hit a real sweet spot of opportunity. Based on many years of leading research and development led by Prof. Ashwin Seshia at the University of Cambridge, the IP represents a step change in energy harvesting performance, as much as ten times existing solutions. We have a great team with lots of experience and energy to tap into a huge addressable market, backed by leading investors, IP Group and Cambridge Enterprise – a great combination.”

Welcoming Mr Green to the Board, Dr Antony Rix, 8power CEO said “We are very pleased that Richard has joined our team. He brings a wealth of valuable experience in how to grow and scale industrial IoT companies with emerging technology in global markets. I look forward to working with Richard to secure further investment in 8power and to address exciting new markets.”