Oxford Space Structures Ltd. is combining deployable structures and ultra lightweight materials to create a range of innovative consumer and industrial applications.
We specialise in the use of space technologies to create products applicable to everyday use on Earth.
Modern childcare equipment is generally well designed, strongly branded and extremely safe. However there have been limited advances in core functionality and the designs for baby cots, playpens and pushchairs have not evolved significantly in many years. In particular, existing baby cot products are complicated and time consuming to deploy and fold up, and too heavy and bulky to carry easily. SpaceCotTM is a new super lightweight baby cot, which can be deployed and retracted in seconds.
Julian has obtained his MSc degree in International Human Resource Management with emphasis on the financial and operational aspects of business. He is now involved in multiple Start Ups. His focus is on business operations, Start Up finance, evaluation and scalability.
Fujia obtained her DPhil in biomaterials from University of Oxford, and MSc in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London. She is specialised in developing composite structures and materials for aeronautical and formula one applications. She was also a scholar of Science Innovation Plus in Oxford Said Business School.
Toby is an independent entrepreneur and consultant, acting as advisor and Board Member to a number of UK-based start-ups. Previous positions include ten years as Associate Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading their Electronic Commerce practice, and twelve years as Vice President at Cisco Systems, reporting directly to Cisco’s Deputy CEO.
Dr. Zhong is a university lecturer in the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University since 1998. He received his PhD from Cambridge in 1994 and became a research fellow at Corpus Christi College. His research interests are unconventional structures, in particular, structures whose geometry can be altered to meet certain practical requirements.
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