George is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Metamaterial Inc. (META) . Under his leadership, META has completed two acquisitions and has developed partnerships with global companies like Airbus and Lockheed Martin Canada. Prior to META, George founded Medical Wireless Sensing Ltd. (MediWise) a research and development med-tech company based in London, the United Kingdom, which was acquired in 2019. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he worked in industry at Wireless Technology Laboratories (formerly Nortel Networks) leading a team of engineers and managers through contract bidding and technology development for large telecommunication OEMs in multi-million dollar programs. He has worked at Queen Mary University in London in wearable and implantable sensors projects for global medical device companies. As a tech entrepreneur, he has led award-winning start-ups to the development of strong intellectual property portfolios with over 100 patents and has successfully raised in excess of $40M in institutional, angel and non-dilutive capital. Mr. Palikaras holds 22 issued patents, a BEng. in Computer Engineering, an MSc. in Digital Communication Systems, and a PhD in metamaterial science. Mr. Palikaras has received Executive Business education from Stanford and University College London.