• Question: Why Help with an outreach project for students to help them set up 'new and exciting company' if you could set up your own company?

    Asked by Helenaloveshorses to Rhys, Mike on 17 Jun 2015.
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      Mike Lawton answered on 17 Jun 2015:

      Well, I did set up my own company – and I spend a lot of time helping young entrepreneurs set up theirs. There’s no point being selfish as the people I help might just return a favour when I need it. Plus they might invent a technology that I could collaborate with them on. Space engineering (and business) is surprisingly more collaborate than competitive – especially with start up companies. We’re all facing the same challenges so it’s great to be able to ‘divide and conquer’ together!