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PhD student scoops top young engineer award

Siddartha KhastgirOne of our PhD students, Siddartha Khastgir, has been declared the UK’s leading engineer under 30 at last night’s TechWorks Awards.

The awards celebrate the year’s key electronics innovations, people and companies from across the UK and Ireland. While these are the inaugural TechWorks Awards, they follow on from the NMI Awards, which ran from 2001 to 2016.

Siddartha was presented with his award by the BBC’s technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, who said the “quality of the field was outstanding.

“Siddartha’s personal skill set, work effort and initiative are making a big difference to WMG. Whilst still at an early stage in his career, he is already recognised widely, and internationally.”

Siddartha said: “It is indeed a great honour to receive such a prestigious award and I would like to thank TechWorks. While the award is testimony for my work in the Deep Tech industry, I believe it is also a recognition for the mentorship and guidance I have received. I would like to thank Professor Paul Jennings and everyone at WMG for their continued support.”

A full list of winners can be found here.

About TechWorks

TechWorks is the new UK Industry Association for ‘Deep Tech’; the underpinning technologies such as AI, robotics, 5G, machine vision, IoT, analytics and automation that drive the new economy.

Technology innovation has changed and is changing our world at an enormous rate creating new opportunities across all areas of industry and commerce. With this whirlwind of change comes huge political and societal changes, disrupting the established norms in all walks of life.

TechWorks is a new type of industry association at the core of the UK deep tech community with an ambition to harness our fantastic engineering and innovation to develop the UK’s position as a global technology superpower.

TechWorks operates beyond established silos by:

  • Creating dynamic, connected technical and business communities
    to empower innovation and collaboration, supporting business growth and
  • Identifying the critical common challenges and leading responses
    to tackle them
  • Developing the UK tech ecosystem and partnerships across
    industry, academia and government to ensure the UK is amongst the best
    location globally to start, build and scale a Deep Tech organisation


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