Can we… use wireless technology to power greener cities?
What if you could charge something much bigger than a phone, without any wires in sight? Wireless power transfer pioneer Professor Grant Covic envisions a future where we will drive in city streets that power electric cars wirelessly using green energy sources.
Join Professor Covic, Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon and local graduates from your University for a special event at the state-of-the-art Found. - an inspiring space for dynamic networking.
Professor Grant Covic leads inductive power research at the University of Auckland. Since the mid-90s he has worked with Professor John Boys to develop the technology of resonant Inductive (contact-less) Power Transfer (IPT) for materials handling and electric vehicles. In the early 2000s, they began jointly leading a team focused on AGV applications for traditional markets, and redeveloping EV charging solutions for private as well as public applications.
In 2010, he co-founded a new global start-up company “HaloIPT” focusing on electric vehicle wireless charging infrastructure and was joint head of research from formation until its sale. During this time, HaloIPT received the Clean Equity Monaco award for excellence in the field of environmental engineering and two NZ clean innovation awards.
Grant has also been awarded the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Prize and the Vice- Chancellors commercialisation medal.