UCL Knowledge Transfer Business of the Year Award 2015
Techna International, a company lead by UCL EEE Alumnus John Mestitz has won the UCL Knowledge Transfer Business of the Year Award at the UCL Awards for Enterprise 2015. Winners of the eighth annual UCL Awards for Enterprise were announced on Wednesday 10 June, at a ceremony held at UCL Advances' new incubator space for product and creative businesses at King's Cross, BASE KX. The awards recognise the efforts and accomplishments of UCL's most innovative and entrepreneurial staff, students, graduates and partner organisations in furthering enterprise and entrepreneurship at UCL. The scale of such activity everywhere at UCL - from research collaborations with the biggest companies in the world to small start-up stars of the future emerging from the student body - has made UCL a recognised international leader in enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Techna have established a long term collaboration with the Department, working on a number of Knowledge Transfer and student based projects related to manufacturing test and automation over the last two years overseen by Dr Kenneth Tong, Senior Lecturer in the Sensors, Systems and Circuits Group. Xavi Salada is a KTP Associate supervised by Dr Kenneth Tong who is working with Techna and features in the photo with Kenneth and John receiving the award. The company is a family business founded in 1945 which manufactures an extensive range of electrical and mechanical products especially low voltage switch gear and components such as circuit breakers.