Maria is the Business Development Director for Lacuna Space, a global connectivity provider using satellites. She leads the work to expand partnerships, promote services and support business growth into new markets.
In her most recent role before Lacuna Space, at Innovate UK, Maria supported start-ups, scale-ups and corporate innovators during all the critical steps of commercialising new ideas: a growth strategy, the right connections and raising finance. She has over 15 years of experience in the space sector and holds a PhD in satellite networking. Maria is a passionate supporter of women in tech.