Samantha Payne is a WIRED Innovation Fellow and the Co Founder of Open Bionics - an award-winning robotics company bringing science fiction to life.
Open Bionics turns children with limb differences into bionic superheroes by working with companies like Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Walt Disney Animation. The company has won multiple awards for engineering and innovation including the James Dyson Award, two British Engineering Excellence awards, and Fast Company's Innovation award.
In addition to the numerous awards Open Bionics has won, Samantha herself has also been recognised by Bloomberg, Red Magazine, Marie Clare and Business Insider as an entrepreneur to watch.
In 2018 Samantha made the renowned Forbes 30 under 30 list for science and technology.