05 June

Real Life Iron Man Takes Flight at the SEC

Richard Browning, Gravity and TEDx Create Inspirational Event

5th June 17, Glasgow: Richard Browning, ‘the Man with the Iron Man Suit’ 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 (2nd June) and culminated with an exclusive live flight within The SSE Hydro. 

Richard Browning is the founder of Gravity, a British start-up with an ambition to build technology that allows people to one day take to the skies. He is known as the man with the iron man suit because of his existing prototype invention that allows him to fly using a jet propulsion suit.

Following his speech to the TEDx audience, Browning was invited by the SEC to fly around The SSE Hydro as part of a visual spectacular. Browning was asked to speak at TEDx on entrepreneurism and invention, and used the opportunity to demonstrate his ‘iron man’ prototype with the hope it will inspire more ideas and innovation.

“Flying around The Hydro was incredibly special, it’s a huge space and has great conditions for the suit,” commented Richard. “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,” commented 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.”  

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