Mark Tonkin studied Naval Architecture and worked in the field with a number of ship and boat builders before his career path turned to Inventing and Intellectual Property. He invented the Intelligent Differentiated Braking & Stopped - iDBS™ - vehicle collision avoidance system, working in association with International Automotive Design, Lotus Cars & the Ford Motor Company (incidentally, long before the iMac, iPhone and i-everything else). Mark set-up Design Technology & Innovation - DTI - in the mid 80’s and has a number of patents to his name. His inventions range from Oil Spill reclamation from the ocean, Evaporators, the WaterFactory™ and extreme collision survivability external air bags for vehicles. He invented and developed the Dutyion™ Root Hydration System over a number of years, culminating in successful field trials in the deserts of the United Arab Emirates from 2007 to 2009. He was given an award for his work by Global Water Intelligence & the International Desalination Association in 2009.
Organization: Design Technology & Innovation (DTI)