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Kevin Bygate has been instrumental in driving the vision of ‘Buildings as Power
Stations’ and is passionate about nucleating this activity out of Wales to deliver
maximum economic and environmental benefits, for “UK PLC”.
He has held a number of senior line positions throughout Tata (formerly British
Steel), including General Manager within the Colors business & various operations
and engineering roles throughout the company. He is currently the CEO of SPECIFIC
Innovation and Knowledge Centre, a collaboration between UK leading academic
institutions and world renowned industrial partners.
Kevin’s work is mainly centred on how technology can contribute towards delivering
sustainable development, especially in the built environment. The centre is
developing functional coated steel and glass products to give buildings’ surfaces the
ability to generate, store and release energy. Kevin is a Chartered Engineer, a fellow
of the Institute of Materials and is on the board of the Scientific Advisory Council for
Wales where he advises on the role of innovation towards economic growth; and he
also sits on the Energy & Environment Sector Panel.