UWTSD Graduate named in Forbes 30 Under 30 List

16.03.2017

UWTSD Automotive Design graduate Patrick Carton, who is named in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2017, demonstrated from the start of his course that he was destined for success, said his lecturer.

Patrick Carton

The list highlights 300 Young Disruptors, Entrepreneurs and Innovators from Europe across 10 industries who are changing our world. Patrick has received the Pilkington Vehicle Design Award for a self-sustainable car that can generate electricity from rain, wind and sunlight. 

Now at McLaren, he is helping to create new and innovative automotive products.

Sergio Fontanarosa, UWTSD’s Programme Director Automotive Design said: “Patrick is another successful story from the Automotive Design course here at UWTSD. From the first day he showed great passion, a humble attitude, the willingness to learn and superb commitment. These are the perfect ingredients to succeed, not just in this trade but anywhere. It is no surprise to me that Patrick has been selected by Forbes Magazine as the best 30 under 30 in Europe for 2017 and that he is going to shape some of the most prestigious British Dream cars of the future.” 

Speaking about his time at UWTSD, Patrick, who graduated in 2013, said: "I loved every minute of my time at Swansea and I do miss the close knit community there. The thing I value the most from the course was the one to one tuition that I had - that is something that you just don't get anywhere else and it really gave me a head start when I graduated and I really wouldn't be where I am today without the expertise, time and effort put in by the staff on the course." 

Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes said: “The Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list is the ultimate honour roll of the young entrepreneurs reshaping Europe for the better. For our second annual list, we scoured the continent for the people revamping every industry and recruited an all-star judging panel to help us determine the best of the best. The result is 300 superstars, across 10 fields, who will impact Europe for the next 50 years.”

Note to Editor

The second annual “30 Under 30 Europe” Forbes list, features 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Europe who are under 30 years of age and who are transforming business, technology, finance, media, culture and more, as judged by some of the most accomplished and acclaimed individuals in each category. The list covers 10 categories – Arts, Entertainment, Finance, Industry, Media, Policy, Retail & Ecommerce, Science & Healthcare, Social Entrepreneurs and Technology – with each of the honourees vetted by a panel of expert judges in their respective fields.