The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. Sam is responsible for developing a strategy that best supports UK space sector growth, working with the world class academic base and supporting development of the next generation of high growth business.
Following a PhD in remote sensing, working on a NASA Mars mission, Sam joined the VEGA Group as a consultant focusing on satellite applications. From there he held senior space sector strategy roles in Finmeccanica, started and successfully exited a start-up in the logistics sector and was Lead Technologist for Space at Innovate UK (the UK’s Innovation Agency).
Sam holds an MPhys and PhD from Oxford University and an MBA focussed on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Imperial College London.