Nile Henry

Nile Henry

Nile is the founder and CEO of The Blair Project, a disruptive social enterprise that exists to inspire the next generation of high tech engineers through electric karting and digital manufacturing & design project based activities. Nile created, developed and secured funding support for an exciting STEM education programme called the ProtoEV Challenge where student/apprenticeship teams aged 15-18 convert used petrol go-karts into fully electric e-karts which they test and race to see which is the fastest and most energy efficient.

Students learn computer-aided-design, 3D printing, battery technologies and electronic controls. Successfully piloted in summer 2018, with launch of a development series in 2019. ProtoEV will act as an essential innovation platform and test bed for the development of cost effective propulsion technologies. The commercialisation of new innovations will be supported thru a new ProtoEV Championship beginning in 2020 which aims to become a feeder series for Formula E.

In April of 2016, the Blair Project in partnership with CREATE Education was honoured with a visit from HRH Prince Harry to demonstrate the value that 3D printing can have. You can read more here.