Biography

Sam is Head of Business Innovation for the Satellite Applications Catapult where he is responsible for supporting growth of new businesses and services, working with the finance community, and driving innovation.   

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.

Sam holds an MPhys and PhD from Oxford University and an MBA focussed on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Imperial College London.

 

Contact at: sam.adlen@sa.catapult.org.uk