Vishak Dudhee of V-LAB Crowned ‘Innovator of the Year’ at YEP Awards 2023 

Vishak Dudhee, Technical Manager at V-LAB (left), with Rubina Singh, category judge (right). (Photo credit: Simon Sadek Photography)

V-LAB is thrilled to announce a landmark achievement in our continuous pursuit of innovation and excellence. On 16th November 2023, at a splendid ceremony at the Hilton London Tower Bridge, Vishak Dudhee, our esteemed Technical Manager, was honoured with the prestigious ‘Innovator of the Year’ award at the 2023 Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Awards. This prestigious accolade is a recognition of Vishak’s exceptional contributions to the energy sector, highlighting his innovative approach and steadfast commitment. This honour not only illuminates Vishak’s remarkable skills and dedication but also symbolises V-LAB’s unwavering commitment to spearheading advancements and setting new benchmarks in sustainable energy. 

A Pioneer in Energy Innovation 

Vishak Dudhee’s tenure at V-LAB is a remarkable testament to dedication and creativity. Having transitioned from achieving first-class honours in his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering to a Master’s in Civil and Structural Engineering, Vishak then directed his focus towards energy for his PhD. His pivotal role at V-LAB has been instrumental in steering the organisation’s innovative course, notably in driving technological advancements and process innovations crucial for clean growth, the transition to net zero, and digital transformation. His active involvement in cutting-edge innovation projects, particularly in collaboration with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, underscores his substantial impact on the energy sector.

Revolutionising Energy Management 

Vishak’s exemplary work in building and grid energy management has been instrumental in the energy transition. His efforts in elevating UK innovation in international markets, particularly in emerging economies, have been highly commended by industry experts, including YEP award judge Rubina Singh. Vishak’s achievement is a testament to V-LAB’s mission to drive global innovation in energy.

Winners of the Young Energy Professional (YEP) Awards (Photo credit: Simon Sadek Photography)

V-LAB: A Hub of World-Class Innovation 

The accolade also highlights V-LAB’s commitment to nurture exceptional talent and foster an environment conducive to innovation. “Vishak Dudhee’s recognition underscores our mission to set new benchmarks in technological advancements and chart a course for a more sustainable energy future,” remarks Dr. Vladimir Vukovic, V-LAB’s founding director. “His success mirrors our ethos as a cradle of cutting-edge innovation in the energy landscape.” 

Inspiring Future Innovators 

Vishak Dudhee’s achievement at the YEP Awards is an inspiration, underscoring V-LAB’s dedication to excellence and leadership in the energy sector. It illustrates our role in spearheading a more innovative, efficient, and sustainable energy future. 

For further details about The Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Awards 2023, please visit here.


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