Goodwood’s Future Lab to return with Technology for a Better World, co-curated by astronaut Tim Peake

Festival of Speed | Press Article 17/04/24

  • Future Lab presented by Randox will return to the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard this July.
  • The exhibit will continue to showcase ‘Technology for a Better World’ made up of four core themes.
  • Tim Peake announced as co-curator of the ‘Beyond Earth, For Earth’ theme, supporting Future Lab’s overarching curator, Lucy Johnston
  • Future Lab remains a core element of the Festival of Speed’s STEM programme
  • Limited Thursday tickets available at com

Goodwood is pleased to announce that Future Lab will make a return for its sixth year, located in the heart of the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard. Future Lab presented by Randox, was conceived 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.

The exhibition aims to spotlight ‘Technology for a Better World’, and within this mission, presents four themes which feature a curated line-up of 23 pioneering international companies, laboratories, and pioneers.

Beyond Earth, For Earth
Co-curated by astronaut and space educator, Tim Peake, this theme will explore some of the latest innovations in space transportation, research missions and ‘space as a service’ propositions. In addition, it will look at how investing in space exploration, research and technology development brings positive learnings and benefits back down to Earth.

Speaking about his involvement this year, Tim Peake said: “I’m thrilled to be heading to the Festival of Speed this July and to be a part of Future Lab. It’s been an incredible experience co-curating the space elements of this fabulous exhibition and I know visitors will be blown away by the variety and innovation on display this year.”

Beyond Earth, For Earth exhibitors: James Webb Space Telescope (NASA), Argonaut Large Lunar Lander (ESA), The SMART Tire Company, Gravitilab Aerospace Services, SaxaVord Spaceport, with RM Technology.

Powering the Future
This important area will present solutions to power the future efficiently, cleanly and at speed; from new fuels and propulsion methods to meet the world’s mobility requirements, to large-scale sustainable energy sources and powerful advances in computing to transform global industries.

Powering the Future exhibitors: UK Atomic Energy Authority, IBM Quantum, BAR Technologies, Peak Evolution by Terren Electric Drive Systems, AutoNaut, NamX Group with Pininfarina, Lilium with eVolare.

Mobility on a Mission
This theme will look at how new mobility solutions can benefit industry, keep humans safe, protect the planet and enhance humanity’s interactions and understanding through pioneering innovations which solve problems, navigate challenging situations and break new boundaries.

Mobility on a Mission exhibitors: Indy Autonomous Challenge, Muddy Machines, Skyports Drone Services, Academy of Robotics, Roam, Climb-E by Italdesign, EasyRain.

Simulated Worlds
Here the zone will investigate how virtual platforms can benefit industry, culture, education and health through enhanced creative and production processes, digital twinning and collaborative platforms, immersive learning environments and haptic sensation in the virtual world.

Simulated Worlds exhibits: Epic Games, Valkyrie Industries, Dimension Studio, Visualskies.

Lucy Johnston, who has led the curation of Future Lab since its inception seven years ago said: “The companies and pioneers invited to exhibit this year represent some of the most ground-breaking advances in technology and science out there today, so we’re thrilled they’ll be joining us in Future Lab. They have all been handpicked to help visitors explore this year’s themes, and really cement our goals of showing what the future holds and inspiring the next generation of engineers, scientists and designers.”

Presenting partner Randox will showcase their new diagnostic machine: the RABTA. The RABTA is their new – and most advanced - healthcare diagnostic testing machine, capable of outputting patient results from a Biochip, every minute, on the minute continuously. Each of those chips can hold up to 49 patient results on a single Biochip.

It has been optimised to test for a huge range of different health conditions from just one biochip, in record time, all as part of Randox’s EveryMan, EveryWoman test. At the event, visitors will be able to get a sense of what the RABTA machine is, how it works, and the benefits of signing up for a health check there and then.

Many exhibitor activations also include an element of STEM engagement; from fun facts and inspirational stories to full hands-on activities. For those attending the Festival of Speed with younger people, schools or educational groups, a dedicated STEM programme and itinerary can be found here. The Festival of Speed is passionate about STEM and provides opportunities for everyone to discover all the amazing content, displays and people that could help inspire a future career.


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About Future Lab presented by Randox
Future Lab was conceived 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 Randox
Established in 1982, Randox is the largest healthcare diagnostics company from the UK and Ireland. Undertaking research, development, manufacture and distribution of innovative laboratory tests and analysers, Randox has over 3,300 staff, including 650 research scientists and engineers and operates in over 145 countries.

More than 5% of the world’s population (over 370 million people) receive medical diagnosis using Randox products each year.

Randox focuses on the provision of timely and accurate testing to identify risk to health, improve clinical diagnoses and promote preventative healthcare; aiming to achieve better healthcare outcomes whilst reducing the burden on clinical services.

There are four key manufacturing and research and development sites, located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland; Dungloe, County Donegal, Ireland; Bangalore, India; and in the Greater Washington DC area, USA. 

Our Randox Health Clinics currently located throughout the UK in London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Chichester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Lisburn, Crumlin, Manchester Derry/Londonderry, and Holywood. In Ireland our Randox Health Clinic is newly opened in Dublin.

As well as being available throughout the UK and Ireland via our innovative mobile health clinic. Health checks can also be booked in our health clinic in Los Angeles, California.

Randox reinvests up to 25% of turnover in research and development, and as such has more tests in development than any other diagnostics company. Randox’s comprehensive portfolio includes tests for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke.

In early 2020, Randox recognised the threat from COVID-19 and quickly developed a test to accurately identify the virus. Testing at scale commenced within weeks to support the UK’s National Testing Programme and private clients. Randox has processed more than 25 million gold-standard PCR tests for the National Testing Programme and private COVID testing for travel.

Its comprehensive nationwide logistics network for the timely distribution and return of sample collection kits and samples, included more than 200 dropboxes and almost 300 click and collect sites.


Lucy Johnston, Curator
Lucy has been researching and communicating stories of innovation for over 20 years; as a curator, author, presenter, and consultant to brands and organisations worldwide. She draws on wide background experience in global commercial trend research, forecasting and brand strategy. Focussing on a mission to bring the future to life and spotlight innovation for a better world, for both industry and public audiences, her wide-ranging work involves the development and curation of content for exhibitions, summits, private salons, workshops, executive briefings and intelligence reports. While her global trends research and advisory work across two decades has seen her involved in projects across Europe, US, China, Japan, India, Brazil and the Middle East.

Lucy also hosts podcasts, moderates events, and is a retained author with Thames & Hudson; writing about the history and evolution of the creative industries and technology. Her next title, A History of the Future, is currently in development. She has been featured as a woman in tech and one to know by publications including the Observer and WIRED magazine.

Her clients have included: Abbey Road Studios, Argent Kings Cross, Apple, Audi, Battersea Power Station, BP, The British Council, Coca-Cola, The Crown Estate, DCMS, Ford, Goodwood, JP Morgan, Julius Baer, LVMH, Mastercard, Nike, Pan Macmillan, Pictet, Porsche, Richemont, Saga, Sony, Target, Telefonica, Warner Music Group, Unilever, Verizon, Virgin Atlantic, WIRED magazine.

Lucy has curated and developed the content for Future Lab since its inception in 2017.


Tim Peake, Co-Curator of the Beyond Earth, For Earth exhibition space


About the Festival of Speed
Presented by Mastercard 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 presented by bp pulse, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 Pit Lane presented by Sky, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance and Bonhams Auction.

About Mastercard
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 realise their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all. Follow us on Twitter @MastercardUK and Instagram @MastercardUK.