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Samantha Payne

Open Bionics

Samantha is the co founder of Open Bionics, an award-winning startup 3D printing robotic hands for amputees that look and feel good. Open Bionics has won multiple awards for engineering and innovation, including the James…


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New and Emerging Talent residencies 2015

Robotics prosthetics startup Open Bionics, game designer and producer Roz Dean and composer and designer Thomas Williams joined us for the 2015 New and Emerging Talent residency programme.

Samantha is the co founder of Open Bionics, an award-winning startup 3D printing robotic hands for amputees that look and feel good. Open Bionics has won multiple awards for engineering and innovation, including the James Dyson award.  Sammy is interested in startups, robotics, wearables, smart fashion, marketing, and making. 

After winning 2nd place in Intel's global wearable tech competition, Sammy was named as one of the top 25 women in robotics you should know about.

Sammy has given talks around the world on 3D printing, inclusive design, and women in technology. Most recently at Russia's Geek Picnic, and Brazil's Technology is Great week. 

This year Sammy graduated from one of the world's best-rated accelerator programmes; the Disney Accelerator powered by TechStars. Before joining TechStars, Sammy went through a University of California business incubator programme. She now splits her time between the Pervasive Media Studio and the Bristol Robotics Lab

Sammy has a background in journalism and digital marketing, and was shortlisted for an 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award. She freelances as a marketer for startups and is a columnist for the Bristol Post


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