Improving Society through the Power of a Human Footstep

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Laurence Kemball-Cook
Pavegen, Founder and CEO

Laurence Kemball-Cook is the award-winning founder and CEO of Pavegen, an innovative clean technology company. Headquartered in London with an R&D centre in Cambridge, Pavegen manufactures a floor system that instantly converts kinetic energy from footfall into off-grid electricity, analytics and rewards.  

Laurence founded Pavegen in 2009, after graduating from Loughborough University with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology. Pavegen has since scaled across cities throughout the world, installing over 200 permanent and experiential projects in 36 countries.  

Laurence has established a reputation as a powerful communicator and thought leader on smart cities, innovative technology and entrepreneurship. He is regularly invited to give keynotes on these topics and has presented at CES, the RSA, London Tech Week, GITEX and the Conservative Party Conference. Speaking credits include popular TED talks in Germany, Brazil, USA and the UK and numerous appearances for organisations such as the UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT).  

To bring his smart city visions to life, Laurence has worked with the world’s most iconic companies including Adidas, Coca-Cola, Formula E, Google, Heathrow, Lexus, Samsung and Shell. Recent highlights include creating the world’s largest energy harvesting floor with Google to launch the company’s new flagship smartphone in Berlin, the first Pavegen running track in Hong Kong, as well as Leighton Buzzard, the first UK train station to introduce the technology.


Founder & CEO of Pavegen, Laurence Kemball-Cook, will talk through his vision alongside his company, to become the digital layer in future cities and improve the world through the power of a human footstep.