Louis Palmer

    Tour Director and initiator


    Louis Palmer is an environmental adventurer, motivational speaker and he is the first person to circumnavigate the planet in a solar powered vehicle, known as the Solartaxi. With his powerful
    message, that change to sustainable mobility is possible with renewable energies, he reached the attention of an estimated 770 million people worldwide. Following the success of the Solartaxi,
    he initiated the ZERO Race, the first race for electric cars around the world in 80 days. Now he is the initiator and tour director of the WAVE.

    Go to Louis Palmer's homepage  

    louispalmerwave at

       Techfest Local Event Coordinator Techfest, an independent body run by students of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, is the pioneer of science and technology festivals in India. It is Asia's largest annual science and technology festival. Apart from this, it has been involved in taking many path breaking initiatives to promote eco-friendly technology and revolutionise the present day Indian society. Techfest started in 1998 with the aim of providing a platform for students to showcase their talents in the field of science and technology and in the short period of 15 years has grown to become Asia's largest festival of its kind.

    Techfest is an entirely student organised body. The Techfest Team is three tiered in nature. Heading the team is the Overall Coordinator along with a team of Managers. Techfest is a true believer in the concept of a team of equals. Every brickbat is shared equally by the team as is every bouquet. Each manager then has his own team of coordinators and organisers. The coordinators and organisers help the manager in looking into the finer details of the department and ensuring that ideas of the team are executed smoothly.


    Dr Julianna Priskin

    Sustainability and Communications


    After accompanying the 2010 Zero Emissions Race on the world tour as the sustainability manager and blogger, Julianna continues to be a part of the World Advanced Vehicle Expeditions organizing team. Her responsibilities include project administration, communication and sustainability. Julianna’s background is in applied research in sustainable tourism, and she worked in Canada and Australia for the past 7 years. She holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, and a PhD in Geography. Presently, she also lectures part-time at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in sustainable tourism. Julianna’s native language is Hungarian, and she also speaks English, French and German. Julianna is passionate about being a global green citizen.

    julianna.priskin (at)