Gavin Harper is Energy Development Manager at the University of Birmingham. He was seconded to support the development of the Energy Research Accelerator and Energy Capital. He sits on the International Energy Agency’s Experts’ Group on Research and Development Priority setting and the Advisory Council of the National Energy Foundation. He is a Chartered Manager, Member of the CMI and Member of the IET, and is a Fellow of the RSA and HEA. His PhD examined Business Models for Sustainable Mobility. He holds Masters in Business Research (Cardiff), Renewable Energy (Loughborough) and Sustainable Architecture (East London), and an MBA (Keele). He has Honours degrees in Engineering and Technology (Open) and a Professional Certificate in Energy Innovation & Emerging Technology (Stanford).