Spyridon Pavlos, co-founder of IRmage

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Spyridon Pavlos is one of the co-founders of IRmage.  IRmage designs and develops vision systems by exploiting visible and infrared spectra. Our aim is to bring
cost affordable and robust products for remote sensing. We are able to offer solutions for medical, electrical, scientific, agriculture, surveillance, autonomous vehicles and industrial inspections. Our plug and play, small, lightweight and reliable
products provide you an easy way to bring a powerful remote sensing product in your lab, business or hobby.

Spyridon Pavlos was born in Greece. He received his BSc in electronics engineering in 2008. He worked in research and commercial field including the design and implementation of sensor interfaces. In 2014 he moved in UK and started working in the automotive
sector as a firmware and software engineer. After two years, in 2016 he completes his MSc in Advanced Computer Science which was the reason behind his current interest in Computer Vision and imaging systems.

What is your background? What made you decide to become an entrepreneur?

I have about ten years of experience in systems engineering covering hardware, firmware and software designs. This decision was taken in order to give people the option to buy a low cost product which meet their requirements.

What is your definition of entrepreneurship?
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The ability and willingness to develop business, make profit and use it for helping customers through future products.

How and when did you know your idea was good enough to develop it?

Over the last two years the demand of products like ours is rising. However, the market offers non cost-affordable solutions with limited features.

What would you say are the top 3 skills that needed to be a successful entrepreneur? Why?

Ability to learn, communicate and work.

What is your favourite part of being an entrepreneur?

Delivering products to people in order to benefit.

What individual, company or organization inspires you most? Why?


If you had 5 minutes with the above indiv/company/org, what would you want to ask or discuss?

I would like to know the top three difficulties they managed to overcome.

What would you say have been some of your mistakes, failures or lessons learned as an entrepreneur?

No failures yet.

How have you funded your ideas?

Yes. All hardware parts and development hours spent so far have been funded by me and my team.

What is good about being an entrepreneur in Oxfordshire? Bad?

Opportunities like that. I cannot find any bad about being in an entrepreneur in Oxfordshire.

Any last words of advice?

Keep work-life balance. It helps you to make better decisions.