Come to the Oxford Foundry where you’ll hear from some of Oxford University’s startup founders that are using AI to help us tackle climate change across a number of domains from agriculture and deforestation to climate prediction and transportation.


We can’t solve today’s challenges with yesterday’s thinking. Through TED Talk-style pitching sessions and guided networking, learn about the novel ways Oxford’s startup founders are using AI to help fight climate change.


Be sure to read this short article by National Geographic, "How AI can tackle climate change"


This event is delivered in collaboration with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , Oxford Artificial Intelligence (OxAI) society, and Oxford Climate Society.



  • 5:30-6:00: Registration and drinks reception
  • 6:00-6:05: Welcome and opening remarks
  • 6:05-6:30: Pitches from Oxford Climate Startup Founders
  • 6:30-6:45: Moderated Q&A between startup founders and the audience
  • 6:45:7:30: Networking


Who should attend:

  • AI@Oxford Conference Delegates
  • Oxford University students
  • People who are interested in launching a new business addressing climate change
  • Researchers wanting to learn who is working on similar ideas


Speakers include:

  • Natalia Efremova (Co-founder, Deep Planet AI). Deep Planet AI are an agri-tech solution that uses machine learning and satellite imagery to deliver insights for growers, corporates and governments
  • Zsuzsa Mayer (Co-founder & CTO, EcoSync). EcoSync is a multi-award winning spin-out/start-up company of Oxford University, developing a smart heating system combining artificial intelligence with MIT technologies – applied to real buildings
  • Jack Kelly (Founder, Open Climate Fix). Jack left Google Deep Mind in 2018 to build Open Climate Fix, a new non-profit research lab, totally focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions as rapidly as possible
  • Daryl Rodrigo (Co-founder, Metronome Technologies). Metronome is an energy intelligence company aimed squarely at paving the way for a renewable future. We're building a shared platform for managing on-demand flexibility at scale
  • Prof. Alex Rogers (Co-founder, Joulo and Professor of Computer Science). Joulo are a home heating advice spin-out that combine a unique low-cost temperature logger with cloud-based analytics



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