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'Great boon' for clean tech sector

The TT Zero race at this year's festival proved a good choice for an event to showcase the Isle of Man's clean-tech sector, according to the Department of Economic Development.

The networking opportunity was staged on June 9, the day of the 2011 one-lap clean-emissions TT, in which nine electric motorbikes competed around the world famous mountain course.

The department was keen to capitalise on the gathering of some key players in the sector.

The Island's clean tech industry currently boasts around 100 businesses, and among those welcomed to the event by Economic Development Minister Allan Bell were business development director at Bladon Jets Courtenay Heading and senior manager at Jaguar Land Rover Michael Richardson, who was on the Island for the TT Zero race.

Senior manager for government energy policy Ken Milne said it was a 'great boon' to hold such an event, with leading players in the sector present.

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