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Stephen Hicks is a futurist at the forefront of neuroscience, visual perception and entrepreneurship. With OXSIGHT, a spinoff from his lab at Oxford University, Stephen developed smart glasses that are changing the lives of millions with visual impairments. Alongside his world-changing tech, he is a prolific author with over 50 peer-reviewed publications and ten patents.
Stephen's groundbreaking work in cybernetics and vision has earned him prestigious awards, including the Google Global Impact Challenge and the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation. His pioneering contributions also earned him a place as a finalist in the Advance Global Australian Awards: Gamechangers – Science and Healthcare in 2022. Stephen continues improving the quality of life for individuals facing neurological challenges through cutting-edge wearable technology.
To me, innovation is about identifying an area that you are passionate about, being realistic about what can be achieved and finding the team and resources that you need to make it happen.