The Man with the Iron Man Suit, Richard Browning, took flight at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) last week as part of a special series of events which started with the arrival of TEDx Glasgow (2 June) and culminated with an exclusive live flight within The SSE Hydro.
Browning is the founder of Gravity, a British start-up with an ambition to build technology to allow people to take to the skies. One prototype invention allows Browning to fly using a jet propulsion suit. And, following his speech to the TEDx audience, he did fly around The SSE Hydro to demonstrate the ‘Iron Man’ prototype.
“Flying around The Hydro was incredibly special, it’s a huge space and has great conditions for the suit,” said Browning. “For me, the suit is not just about a man flying, it’s about inspiring the next generation of innovators and inventors. To do this surrounded by inspirational buildings and innovative design, in a city famous for both, was incredibly special.”
“We were delighted to have a global brand like TEDx on site at the SEC and we wanted to give the audience the chance not just to listen to Richard’s presentation, but to see his innovation in action; The SSE Hydro was the perfect backdrop to do this,” said Kathleen, director of conference sales at the SEC. “We have huge amounts of respect for people with the drive and bravery to take a risk and do something amazing. I think the combination of TEDx and Gravity captured our own love of events that can inspire generations and make a difference to the world.”