• How do we accelerate a green, resilient and just transition?

    We are a collaborative research and knowledge-hub for climate-tech

  • In case you missed it - catch up on our launch workshop session:

    The future of #ClimateTech collaboration and systems change

    Watch the lightning panel and provocations

    Hosted by the Oxford Climate Tech Initiative, in partnership with On Deck Build for Climate, at the Skoll World Forum we held a launch session April 8 with 185 people joining live from all continents. You can also read the recap here on Medium.

    Dive into the unresolved questions

    In our session, after the lightning panel, we held 16 breakout rooms, with nearly 40 volunteer facilitators and asked participants to share their points of view and perceptions on the Miro here.

    Explore the interactive systems map and contribute

    Using Kumu maps linked to "virtual post it notes" we crowdsourced responses to the key questions that feeds into a larger research project underway. This documentation is still open- please add your own considerations! Click here to view and join!

    Join the Community of Practice on LinkedIn

    The OXCTI Community Of Practice is a space for us all to connect, share resources and updates about interesting questions, conversations, events happening in the #ClimateTech space.
    Click here to view and join!


    Housed at Oxford Saïd Business School, OxCT exists to help close the knowledge, partnership, and resource gaps to accelerate the green and just transition towards net zero and build resilience while promoting relevant climate-tech solutions where they are needed the most.

    Why this, why now

    Significant funding has been allocated towards early-stage climate innovations, with at least US$60 billion going towards startups building some type of decarbonization technology. However, climate-tech is still a nascent sector globally, with key gaps in the depth and nature of funding available to founders as well as lingering structural hurdles for them to navigate as they scale their businesses.

    While there is a growing pool of capital that is being allocated to finance climate tech solutions – i.e. asset owners and managers are sitting on vast sums – there are immense visibility gaps surrounding deals (both philanthropic and commercial) for capital providers, as well as other key stakeholders in the climate-tech ecosystem. This gap encompasses both investment opportunities and new partnerships that can have a large impact. The larger, more dire implications of these gaps are that, as climate change’s impact accelerates and worsens, much-needed resources risk being mis-allocated, and negative impact could become intractable.

    The academic community is critical to helping to fill this gap. New research, forums for knowledge exchange, and cross-border scholarship collaborations focusing on climate-tech in developing countries are all needed. The OxCT seeks to help overcome information asymmetries, enable new collaborations, and facilitate capacity building for academics, researchers, and other practitioners in the climate-tech space.

    Our lines of enquiry

    • What are the main investment, partnership and resource barriers impeding the adoption and scale of climate-tech? 
    • What portfolio of technology solutions are most-ready to be deployed to help mitigate against and adapt to climate change? 
    • What are the tools and methods that can be used to measure the impact of  climate-tech?  
    • What climate-tech solutions and initiatives are focusing on the most vulnerable countries and populations? 
    • What policy environment is most conducive to creating and scaling climate tech solutions?  
    • What new funds, organizations and partnerships are needed to improve the  creation and transfer of climate-tech solutions globally?

    “The cost of low-carbon technology (LCT) is decreasing while investment, trade, and innovation in this sector are on the rise. But the benefits of that progress have largely eluded the world’s poorest countries, which play a minuscule role in low-carbon technology markets as buyers, sellers or innovators—despite being the most vulnerable to extreme weather events, flooding, damage to infrastructure, and habitat loss.”


    International Finance Corporation, Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low-Carbon Development, 2020

  • What we are up to now

    Current Initiatives

    Climate Tech Ecosystem Mapping

    Prototype Development Ongoing

    Systems Change Accelerator Study

    Research Ongoing

    Skoll World Forum Workshop

    Launched at

    Skoll World Forum

  • 2022 Development Team

    Dr. Abrar Chaudhury

    Climate Finance, Oxford Climate Action at Saïd Business School

    Jamil Wyne

    Tech and Investment in Emerging Markets

    Courtney Savie Lawrence

    Climate and Digital Innovation at UNDP,  Circular Design Lab
    Oxford EMBA 2021-2023

    Minahil Amin

    Research Colead

    Research Assistant, University of Oxford

    MBA 2022-2023

    Can Uz

    Radar Colead

    Associate Solutions Partner at Siemens Advanta

    Oxford EMBA 2021-2023

    Robert Edge-Partington

    Research Assistant, University of Oxford, Environmental Change and Management

    Anthony Triolo

    Director, Strategic Initiatives at Rule of Law Collaborative
    Oxford EMBA 2021-2023

    Ally Kirk


    Senior Analyst and Global Team Lead at ICIS

    Oxford EMBA 2021-2023

    Alison Filler

    Co-Chair, Oxford Business Network for Climate
    MBA 2021-2022

    Michael Dreben

    CEO and CIO of Grenadier Management
    Oxford EMBA 2021-2023

    Nagadarsan Suresh

    Co-Chair, Oxford Business Network for Climate 
    MBA 2021-2022

    Juliana Kainga

    Senior Business Development Manager at Enel Green Power
    Oxford EMBA 2021-2023

    Lauren Fletcher

    Founder BetaEarth.global and BioCarbon Engineering, NASA and Singularity University

    Alexis McGivern

    MPhil Environmental Change and Management

    MBA 2021-2022

    Bradlee Duncan


    Director, Product Management at NetDocuments

    Oxford EMBA 2021-2023

    Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH Collaborator

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Oxford EMBA 2021-2023

    Dr Mohsen Gul


    Senior Technical Advisor at Asian Development Bank, UNDP Pakistan, The Green Box

    Carolina Douek


    Research Assistant, University of Oxford

    MBA 2021-2022

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