Mike Lawton

Co-Founder & Director, Oxford Dynamics

Mike Lawton is a serial entrepreneur, who enjoys building early-stage, deep tech businesses in demanding environments. His biggest success to date is Oxford Space Systems, founded in 2013 and now seen as strategically important to the UK space sector and one of the highest-valued space start-ups in the UK. Currently a Co-Founder & Director in two new ventures:

  • Oxford Dynamics: an AI-based start-up focussed on AI and robotics primarily for space and national security & defence applications, but also developing AI-based products for commercial use.
  • OXLABS: A HealthTech start-up developing a highly novel, AI-based home wellness monitoring system for the elderly and vulnerable that offers ‘intelligent peace of mind’ to the relatives and caregivers of those that live alone.

Mike is a keen supporter of STEM subjects, with a particular passion for inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurial engineers and scientists.

* Barclay’s Bank UK Start-Up Tech Entrepreneur 2018

*Featured in Engineers Making a Difference Book

*Mentor for 2021 Santander Breakthrough Women Business Leaders’ Mentoring Programme


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LONDON 20 June 2023