James Trevelyan

What have you dreamt of doing for a long time but still haven’t done?

Providing affordable 24/7 access to clean, safe drinking water for the estimated 2 to 4 billion people on the planet who don’t have that access now. I know how it can be done. I just need time to organise the finance and technical team to do it. But first, I want to get our personal air conditioning technology fully commercialised and profitable.

About James Trevelyan

James Trevelyan is an engineer, educator, researcher and start-up entrepreneur. As founder and inventor of Close Comfort, he is introducing new energy-saving, low emissions air conditioning technology for a global market. His research on engineering practice helped define the Engineers Australia professional competencies for chartered engineers. His books “The Making of an Expert Engineer” and “Learning Engineering Practice” are influencing the future of engineering education in universities and workplaces. He is best known internationally for pioneering research on sheep shearing robots from 1975 till 1993 and for the first industrial robot that could be remotely operated via the internet in 1994. He has worked as an expert witness on several significant intellectual property matters in Australia and internationally. He has also managed his family investment portfolio for several decades and has advised family investment companies in the UK and Australia.

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