Dr Sam Adlen is Head of Business Innovation at the Satellite Applications Catapult where his role involves supporting SMEs and bringing through innovation.
Prior to this he was Lead Technologist for Space with the Technology Strategy Board. Following a PhD working on a NASA Mars satellite he joined VEGA group, working as a consultant focusing on satellite applications. From there he has since held senior roles in Finmeccanica, as strategy manager for SELEX Systems Integration and as UK Transport Lead in the Finmeccanica Innovation Hub. He recently completed an MBA focusing on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and co-founded and successfully exited a start-up.