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In 2017 Electronics Weekly, in partnership with RS Components, launched an inspirational new awards programme to find and celebrate the most exceptional young electronics engineers in the UK.
The winners were selected by a high-profile panel of judges including; Isabella Mascarenhas (IET’sYoung Professionals Engagement Manager), Tony Fish (co-founder FabLab London), Paul Hide (COO, techUK), Dr Lucy Rogers (Science Writer and Robot Wars judge), Lindsley Ruth (CEO, RS Components) and Richard Wilson (Editor, Electronics Weekly).
EW BrightSparks - Class of 2017
Chelsea Back, AB Open
Robert Blenkinsopp, Ultrahaptics
Josh Boakes, Convert
Josh Bowen, He-Man Dual Controls Ltd
Daniele Capocci, Nissan Technical Centre Europe
Shuran Chan, Self-employed
Saloni Chhabra, Cadence Design Systems
Andrew Cowan, Cobham Antenna Systems
Alex Croucher, GB Electronics (UK)
Benjamin Fitzpatrick, Dyson
Rob Green, Loughborough University
Daniel Harryman, Public sector technology and research organisation
James Hayman, Ametek
Emilio Mistretta, University of Hertfordshire
Edward Nutting, University of Bristol
Sam Presley, University of Southampton / Dyson
Chris Shaw, Sensible Objects
Robert Smith, Plextek RFI
Roger Thornton, Raspberry Pi Organisation
Matt Timmons-Brown, The Raspberry Pi Guy
Tim Wiles, Peratech
John Alton, Lascar Electronics
Sherzaad Dinah, Nissan Technical Centre Europe
Ryan Dunwoody, Pi-Top
Jacob Marsh, ModMyPi
Lewis Osborne, JME
Thank you to all who took the time to take part in the programme, especially those who nominated third-parties.
The EW BrightSparks programme encouraged all individuals to nominate either themselves, or anyone else that they have worked with who they feel have already made a big impact, or who a showing exceptional potential, as they start their career in electronics engineering.
Meet the Judges
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