Think European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission was all about orbiting and landing on a comet? Geraint “Taff” Morgan tells his story of what Rosetta’s technology can be used for and how he even started his own business using it, supported by the ESA Business Incubator Centre Harwell. So what do bacteria causing stomach ulcers, blood sucking creatures (better known as bed bugs), submarines and Rosetta have in common?

Geraint “Taff” Morgan is a member of the Ptolemy instrument team that in 2014 landed on a comet and characterised the chemical composition of the comet nucleus. Taff is the founder of three start-ups using space technology and know-how, and he also leads the space technology translation agenda at The Open University.