Mike Lawton is founder-CEO of Oxford Space Systems, an award-winning, early stage space technology business. The VC backed business is developing a new generation of deployable satellite antennas & structures that are lighter, less complex and lower cost than that in current commercial demand. This is achieved by combining the company’s flight-proven proprietary materials with origami engineering techniques. OSS has flight contracts underway in Europe and the US.
Previous tech start-up ventures include a biofuel technology business that led to a joint-venture in India, winning Mike the title of Green Entrepreneur for India 2009. OSS has won numerous awards including Best UK Technology Start-Up in 2015. Mike was also awarded Barclays Bank Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year in Dec 2017.