Bangalore, 15th December 2023: Swati Maini, Founder and CEO of Maini Renewables Pvt Ltd., was honored with the Young Woman Engineer Award 2023 by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India, a global engineering body at the forefront of innovation, advocating and leading technology adoption for positive social impact. The award was conferred for her significant contributions to the secure storage of Dry Spent Nuclear Fuel in the UK.
Swati has been recognised for her noteworthy work, encompassing collaborations with NASA on a landmark project, partnership with MIT to advance solar energy technologies, and leadership in the development of hydropower plants tailored specifically for the Indian terrain. Moreover, she actively participates in enlightening discussions at esteemed institutions such as IEEE, The National Institute of Ocean Technology, various engineering academies, and IIT Roorkee. Her involvement extends to pertinent dialogues concerning sustainable engineering practices.
Swati is also committed to promoting diversity and the empowerment of women in engineering. With extensive domain experience, she aspires to motivate and mentor young engineers, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds, encouraging them to pursue their dreams in STEM fields. Swati’s contributions to the engineering community in India and constant advocacy for women in technology make her the ideal award recipient for the IET India Young Women Engineer Award.
“The IET India Young Woman Engineering Award is not just a platform to recognise exceptional engineering efforts by women in STEM, but to encourage and inspire a new generation to champion technology adoption for social impact. This year, we received exceptional entries across domains, each showcasing remarkable innovation and creativity in the adoption of emerging technologies. But the winner stood out. We eagerly anticipate her future contributions to the continually evolving engineering landscape.” said Mr. Shekhar Sanyal, country director, of IET India
The IET India Young Woman Engineer Award celebrates women working in modern engineering – and is a step towards changing the perception that engineering is predominantly a career for men. It is 1 of the 7 categories under the IET India awards that aim to motivate India’s large and rapidly expanding engineering talent to apply cutting-edge technologies to tackle world issues. The first edition of the IET India Awards was successfully concluded in 2021, simultaneously with the celebration of 150 years of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Now in their third edition, the awards received a large number of entries from individuals and organizations across the country. The next edition of the awards will be announced in May 2024, and further details will be available on IET India’s official website and social media handles.