Bedfordshire graduates net thousands in rewards
Winner Prajay Kamat and runner up Sadeque Imam Shaikh received the awards at a special event held at the University’s Putteridge Bury campus on Monday, June 30. Train 4 Trade Skills has joined forces with the university by donating £22,500 for the two awards.
Prajay, aged 31, from Luton, who is an alumnus of the university’s department of computer science and technology, says his company, AiSolve, develops software for clients including Coca Cola and Tesco Digital, and he is also working on creating virtual reality teaching technology.
He said: “I’m going to invest in the new technology my company is creating so that people can learn hands-on skills like plumbing. It means they can learn practical skills in the security of a virtual environment.”
A condition of the awards is that the winners donate half their prize money to the university but have the opportunity to nominate an area of expertise. Prajay said he would like to see his contribution go on research and design to “inspire students to get their products on the market”.
Mr Telensky said: “I didn’t have the chance to go to university and had to go out into the world and make it on my own. I have always regretted that.
“But now, I am in a position to help others achieve success. This Goya is all about recognising achievement and rewarding it.”
The second award went to Sadeque Imam Shaikh, who receives £7,500. Sadeque, aged 35, from Bangladesh, is chief executive officer of Tempest Informatics and regularly lectures at the University of Science and Technology in Chittagong.
Sadeque said: “”It’s a real honour to win this prize. I hope to use the money to help young IT students to carry out research in their field of computing.”
The Goya was set up last year by Mr Telensky.
All photos courtesy of Luton Herald & Post
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