Lucy Kennedy is one of 3 co-founders and CEO of Spottitt, an innovative Harwell based start-up which is pioneering self-service satellite analytics for the energy, environment and infrastructure sectors. Since 2014 Lucy has taken Spottitt from idea, through successful development grant funding from the European Space Agency to a commercially available service with its first paying clients. Her early career, post Masters in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University encompassed 16 years of project and operations management within FMCG engineering & manufacturing, followed by consulting all across Western Europe. Lucy would describe herself as somebody who has ‘grown into’, as opposed to being ‘born into’ entrepreneurship. She has a patient husband and 3 less patient children.