Unreasonable Impact is an innovative partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group. The global programme helps scale high-growth ventures addressing key global challenges with the aim of creating the jobs of tomorrow.
The 25 companies involved in the Unreasonable Impact World Forum had under four minutes each to deliver lightning talks to an audience of business leaders, bankers, investors and fellow entrepreneurs.
Ben Todd, Founder and CEO of Arcola Energy, concentrated on hydrogen and fuel cell technology that can allow buses to travel 200 miles on zero emissions, with the potential to move into clean energy for trucks, trains and ships.
Speaking for many innovators looking at the pace of change, he said: “Why did it take so long to realise electric cars were so good? I was talking at an investment round three years ago and people were saying ‘don’t mention electric cars, people will think you’re crazy.’”