FOS TECH at the Festival of Speed: Future Lab exhibitors announced

Festival of Speed | Press Article 11/06/24

  • Lineup revealed for Future Lab presented by Randox at the 2024 Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard
  • Exhibition to feature world-leading robotics, space sustainability, drones and AI
  • Over 1,000 11–16-year-olds from 24 schools to attend the Festival of Speed as part of the event’s STEM programme
  • Tim Peake returns as Future Lab Ambassador
  • Solar, electric and hydrogen-powered cars drive tomorrow’s world
  • The Festival of Speed takes place Thursday 11 - Sunday 14 July. Limited Thursday tickets remain at

The Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard today unveils its lineup for the Future Lab presented by Randox exhibition. An unmissable hive of innovation, creativity and technical achievement, the interactive technology showcase inspires visitors to experience transformative visions of future technology.

Now in its 31st year, the Festival of Speed continues to champion the future of mobility and technology, bringing together some of the world’s most compelling innovators and world debuts. This year’s Future Lab exhibitors include space sustainability innovators Astroscale and Wayfinder by Privateer; robotics trailblazers Shadow Robot; eVolare with their world-first all-electric take-off and landing jet; and Performit Live, who are using remote motion capture technology to revolutionise animation and entertainment. 

Returning as Future Lab Ambassador in 2024, astronaut Tim Peake said: “I’m very much looking forward to returning to the Festival of Speed next month. It’s always fantastic to see the next generation of scientists, explorers, engineers and innovators interact with the Future Lab exhibits.

Graduating from the 2023 Future Lab pavilion to the hillclimb at this year’s event, is the Indy Autonomous Challenge team who return to showcase the world’s fastest autonomous racecar and attempt an autonomous world record on the Goodwood Hill.

Elsewhere at the event, Electric Avenue will showcase the latest electric and hydrogen-powered cars, with visitors able to explore the full range of models available and learn more about the benefits associated with switching to alternatively-fuelled vehicles. A number of manufacturers will be bringing their latest examples, including the MG Cyberster, which made its world debut at the 2023 Festival of Speed.

As part of Goodwood’s commitment to inspire the next generation, the event’s STEM programme for 11–16-year-olds, will see 1,000 students from 24 schools and colleges visit the Festival of Speed for a specially-curated programme of talks and workshops, including with Future Lab exhibitors, as well as a series of seminars from the Goodwood Education Trust.

The Duke of Richmond, founder of the Festival of Speed, said: “This year, our new FOS TECH ethos will bring together our future technology and mobility content. Whether exploring Future Lab presented by Randox, Electric Avenue, or enjoying content on the Hill, visitors to the Festival of Speed can experience the work of groundbreaking innovators and their vision for tomorrow’s world.”

David Ferguson, Chief Operating Officer of Randox Health said: We’re delighted to be returning to the Festival of Speed this year with our sponsorship of the Future Lab exhibition which showcases so much wonderful innovation and invention. At Randox we hold a firm belief that the healthcare of tomorrow depends on research developed today, and we remain dedicated to improving healthcare using innovative diagnostic technologies that is available in Randox Health Clinics located throughout the UK and now in selected John Lewis stores.”

The Future Lab line up
Future Lab explores the theme of ‘Technology for a Better World’ with exhibitors grouped into four sub-themes each year. This year they are: ‘Protecting the Planet’, ‘Robots to the Rescue’, ‘Future of Flight’ and ‘Our World in Pixels’.

Lucy Johnston, curator of the Future Lab exhibition said: “The ambition behind Future Lab has always been to bring world-changing technology innovations to the FOS audience, to spark the imagination and make our shared future more real and relevant. I hope that younger audiences especially will be inspired to explore emerging industries - they’ll be the ones honing the skills to work in fields and roles that don’t exist yet!”

Protecting the planet

  • Astroscale: Provide the sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations by cleaning up space junk and future-proofing new satellites for life-extension and deorbit. 
  • Durham University Solar Car: the highest-ranking British team to finish the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
  • Helixx: 3D-printed delivery vehicles built in flat pack Mobility Hubs for local market sustainable solutions.
  • Levidian Loop: decarbonisation innovators turning methane into graphene for reuse. 
  • The Tyre Collective: a clean-tech start-up capturing tyre pollution and campaigning for sustainability.
  • Wayfinder: open-access, near-time visualisation of satellites and debris in the Earth's atmosphere, the first app to be built on Privateer’s data engine. 

Robots to the Rescue              

  • Hausbots: unique wall-climbing robots that liberate humans from dangerous tasks. 
  • Shadow Robot: the world's most robust dexterous robot hand series, designed and built for industry applications and AI research.
  • Sheffield Robotics: bringing together industry and academics from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University to make Sheffield a leading hub for robotics research.
  • Dexory: all-in-one autonomous warehouse solution that provides the hardware and software needed to gather real-time inventory data.
  • Earth Rover: featuring CLAWS, an autonomous weed control and crop data gathering robot.

Future of Flight            

  • Dronamics: the world’s first cargo drone airline, the Dronamics' Black Swan is a new type of cargo drone that’s remotely-piloted and fuel-efficient.
  • eVolare: the Lilium Jet that’s the world's first all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet.
  • unlocking the use of drones at scale for industrial uses like the National Grid.
  • Hybrid Air Vehicles: the Airlander 10 is a hybrid helium airship with auxiliary wing and tail surfaces. It flies using both aerostatic and aerodynamic lift for luxury and cargo uses.
  • Drone City: drone-centred workshops and education for the upcoming generations of drone coders, pilots and builders.
  • Windracers: advanced autonomous logistics drones with the first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) autonomous drone flight in the UK, collaborating with the Royal Mail.

Our World in Pixels 

  • Performit Live: pioneering a remote motion capture system that connects performers with directors and animators, wherever they are, for remote real-time rehearsal and performance. 
  • Miirage: modular hologram system that redefines virtual experiences. Sleek, compact and uniquely scalable, it delivers audio visual effects with razor-sharp precision (and can be used to bring Performit Live’s actors to life as a real-time modular hologram).
  • Metaverse VR: immersive digital training delivered by a skilled team of 3D modellers and artists creating models and environments.
  • Atlantic Productions: the world's leading factual storytellers redefining film, TV, immersive media and visual effects and collaborators on the Apple Vision Pro experiences.
  • GeoAcoustics: partners in the Seabed 2030 project that aims to map the world’s ocean floor by 2030 in an ambitious and necessary mission.

The Festival of Speed takes place from Thursday 11 - Sunday 14 July in the parkland surrounding Goodwood House, West Sussex. This year’s event will celebrate the evolution of motoring and motorsport, bringing together classic machinery and next-generation sustainable, hybrid and alternatively-powered technologies, under the theme Horseless to Hybrid: Revolutions in Power.

Further announcements about the 2024 Festival of Speed, including FOS TECH and Future Lab, will be made in the coming weeks. Friday, Saturday and Sunday tickets are now sold out with Thursday tickets remaining at


Notes to Editors:

Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard: Thursday 11 - Sunday 14 July.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday tickets for the Festival of Speed are now sold out. Limited Thursday tickets remain and can be purchased at or by calling the Ticket Office on 01243 755055.

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About the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard and FOS TECH
First staged in 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motorsport take part along with legendary figures from the automotive world. Highlights include Future Lab presented by Randox, Electric Avenue, Forest Rally Stage, Supercar Paddock, Supercar Run, F1 Pit Lane presented by Sky, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance and Bonhams|Cars Auction.

FOS TECH is the overarching umbrella brand for tech and future mobility content at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It encompasses all forward-looking aspects of the event, from the latest in automotive technology and alternative fuels, through to the world’s most intriguing and groundbreaking innovators in Future Lab and extensive STEM programme for 11–16-year-olds. FOS TECH aims to serve visitors, press, exhibitors and digital viewers with immersive and accessible content, reinforcing FOS as the platform to explore, showcase and celebrate a vision for tomorrow’s world.

About Future Lab presented by Randox
Future Lab was launched in 2017 as a platform through which to introduce wider stories of technology and science innovation to the world’s biggest annual motorsport and automotive celebration, Goodwood Festival of Speed. With a mission to spotlight ‘Technology for a Better World’, over seven years the curated Future Lab campus has presented over 120 exhibits from pioneering companies, laboratories, scientists, designers, engineers and explorers, and welcomed participating teams from across the world. This dynamic, immersive environment uniquely brings together visionary stories from broad fields of innovation ranging across future mobility, energy, agriculture, climate, health, art, architecture, space exploration, ocean research, robotics and AI, and ground-breaking digital interactions.


About Mastercard (NYSE: MA)
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.


About Randox Laboratories Ltd.
Established in 1982, Randox is the largest healthcare diagnostics company from the UK & Ireland. The company employs some 2,200 staff globally and maintains a strong commitment to R&D and innovation.

Randox reinvest up to 25% of turnover in research and development and has more tests in development than any other diagnostics company. Randox manufactures over 4 billion tests annually and are active in 145 countries, supplying a wide range of healthcare providers. It is assessed that Randox products are involved in 5% of diagnoses globally, directly impacting around 400m people.

Randox’s diagnostic focus is to undertake comprehensive testing and data analysis to identify risk to health, promote preventative healthcare and improve clinical diagnosis. Aiming to achieve better healthcare outcomes whilst reducing the burden on healthcare services.

Committed to the prevention and early diagnosis of disease, Randox has opened a range of Randox Health clinics to bring innovative diagnostics directly to the consumer – there are currently more than 20 such clinics across the UK, including in selected John Lewis stores.