Anushka Sharma

Anushka ‘Nush’ Sharma, Founder Naaut, Co-Founder London Space Network

Nush founded Naaut to provide a 360 approach to innovation strategy to space agencies, startups, academia, AI accelerators, primes, and deep tech companies. She has advised the No 10 Policy Unit, NASA, Disrupt Space, ESA, BIOS and many others.

As well as Naaut, Nush co-founded the London Space Network (LSN) in Jan 2019, the London Space Network organised monthly networking events across London to build and strengthen the UK space community.

Most recently she joined the National High Performance Computing Facility – DiRAC as Senior Technical Programme Coordinator and is currently immersed in ensuring the technical systems run to progress science.

Nush is also an expert producer and curator of world leading content across the technology space and artificial intelligence is one of her main passions. She has also chaired global conferences such as CogX and World Summit AI, during the Covid-19 pandemic has pivoted to hosting online global sessions such as Inspired AI Series Deep Dive Tech Talks on the State of AI.

Active in the Space and Tech ecosystems across the UK, Europe, and the USA, Nush has championed diversity across the global tech ecosystem. She was appointed POC tech community ambassador for Google for Startup at Campus London.

Nush has been a mentor, subject matter expert and judge in many Space and startup hackathons over the past decade and supports young professionals considering STEM careers. A highlight earlier this year was hosting an event to recognise Women in Space for International Women’s Day and attracted support from the Fair-Space Hub, UK Space Agency and the wider space ecosystem.

Nush has been an Advisory Board member of YSYS -Your Startup, Your Story is a startup community for founders, developers, creatives, investors and more on a mission to make a difference.