Industry Tap

Industry Tap

Etherington grew up in Cartmel, Cumbria, also known as the Lake District, in North England, on the Irish Sea and about 40 miles from Sellafield. The son and nephew of engineers, since retired, he grew up immersed in a family business that did piece work for...
The Times

The Times

A 24-year-old kitesurfer from Cumbria has joined Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson and Sir Frank Whittle in Britain’s engineering Hall of Fame for his pioneering work on wave energy. Sam Etherington, who is still seeking about £150,000 to develop his...
Semta Investee

Semta Investee

Ann Watson, Semta’s Chief Operating Officer, paid tribute to Sam’s extraordinary achievement at such a tender age. “This is an extraordinary achievement for one so young. I hope Sam’s new found fame will help fund yet more brilliant work. “The best days of great...
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The shortlist, compiled by engineering body Semta, which represents 128,000 companies across the UK, also features industry heavyweights Sir James Dyson, Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive, all-terrain wheelchair entrepreneur Tim Morgan, and pioneering prosthetics engineer...
NBC News

NBC News

When Samuel Etherington first hit the waves with a board and kite in hand, the waves hit back with a bruising vengeance. But in learning to harness their power for his kitesurfing adrenaline rush, he found inspiration to design a next-generation wave energy harvester....
European Marine Energy Center

European Marine Energy Center

A wave energy generator, modelled on wave data provided by EMEC, has won the UK round of James Dyson’s engineering award. The 40th scale prototype, developed by engineering graduate Sam Etherington, showed promising results following testing at Lancaster University’s...