Nile is the founder and CEO of The Blair Project, a disruptive social enterprise that exists to inspire the next generation of high tech engineers through electric karting and digital manufacturing & design project based activities. Nile created, developed and secured funding support for an exciting STEM education programme called the ProtoEV Challenge where student/apprenticeship teams aged 15-18 convert used petrol go-karts into fully electric e-karts which they test and race to see which is the fastest and most energy efficient.

Students learn computer-aided-design, 3D printing, battery technologies and electronic controls. Successfully piloted in summer 2018, with launch of a development series in 2019. ProtoEV will act as an essential innovation platform and test bed for the development of cost effective propulsion technologies. The commercialisation of new innovations will be supported thru a new ProtoEV Championship beginning in 2020 which aims to become a feeder series for Formula E.

Nile plans to develop the Blair Project to become the Vocational Training Provider of First Choice for the digital design and manufacturing sector, using the catalyst of MSTEM.

“No one person can create success on their own- It takes a winning team and helping hands.” – Nile Henry

One of the key focuses of the Blair Project is to incorporate an educational provision, using the activity of motorsports as a driver for engagement to inspire young people, supporting them through education, employment and training.

The Blair Project intends to play an important role in catalysing the creation of an e-Motorsport hub in Wigan to promote Electric racing and R&D in low-carbon technologies for jobs and wealth creation.