Meet the Team 2017-12-19T13:44:59+00:00

Meet The Team

richard o'neill

Richard O’Neill

I’m managing director and inventor of Moti-Lab.  The idea came from my background as a landscape designer developing interactive landscapes for kids.  I’m a great believer that all children are sponges for knowledge and they learn best when they are allowed to investigate things for themselves, especially through play. I’m a real advocate that fun should be involved in every learning process and that every individual can succeed no matter what.

Having a scientific background, then graduating in social sciences has helped me understand that scientific enquiry is hugely important for success in all walks of life.  Bringing a product like Moti-Lab to market makes me amazingly proud as we know it has the potential to improve outcomes for all children – and I’ll be working hard to maximise this.

claire jeavons

Claire Jeavons

I am studying for an Engineering Doctorate at the University of Sheffield following a career in and for industry in the field of manufacturing continuous improvement. For many years I have been active in improving engagement in STEM subjects to children. I achieve this with practical, fun and inclusive sessions, working in partnership with teachers to improve their confidence in STEM subject delivery.   I joined Moti-Lab in 2016 as a director and am proud to be part of the team launching a product that provides an exceptional whole school STEM resource for kids and their teachers.

Interested in Joining Us?

We are a small but expanding business, if you share our values and like what we do and are interested in working for Moti-Lab please get in touch using the contact form.

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How science week changed my life!

March 12th, 2018|Comments Off on How science week changed my life!

I grew up in the 80s and my experience of science in primary school was scarce, I recall less than a handful of experiments, the most memorable one was a blindfold tasting experiment to study [...]

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ASE Conference North – Inclusion in Science Education

December 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Could STEM be the best vehicle for Inclusion? It was an exciting day for Moti-Lab on the 11th of November with our first ‘proper’ exhibition taking place at the Association for Science Education (The [...]

  • Moti-Lab signs up for social impact investment with The Young Foundation

Moti-Lab announces investment from Young Foundation

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s been a long road but we’ve finally found the right founders for Moti-Lab.  We are proud to announce that we have now received social impact investment from The Young Foundation. Having gone through [...]

Finding that funding fit

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

As with all new businesses and entrepreneurial activity the biggest hurdle to start a project like ours is finding the finance necessary to go from idea to reality. Back in 2012 the idea for Moti-Lab [...]

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