SISA is an annual programme for students run by the Scottish Institute for Enterprise which challenges participants to develop their innovation skills and issues certificates for each stage completed. The programme runs in partnership with four of Scotland’s Innovation Centres (Digital Health and Care Institute, CENSIS, the Datalab and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre).
Dr Evi Viza, Quality Management Programme Leader at UWS, said: “William’s success showcases what UWS students can achieve. The diversity of our students and their determination to strive for continuous personal and professional development is what makes the learning experience of any course stand out.
“William is a true ambassador for the Engineering Division of UWS, having graduated with an undergraduate degree in Engineering Management before undertaking the MSc Quality Management. We are immensely proud of him and his recent success.”
Fiona Godsman, Chief Executive of SIE, said: “The students, and their universities, should be very proud of the hard work it has taken to reach the highest level of the SISA programme, and this is just the beginning for our new Innovation Champions. With their experience of tackling the UN SDGs, recognising their importance and the interconnectedness of global issues, they can take their new skills and ideas out to the wider world and act as a positive force for good. We look forward to seeing the impact they will have.”