Sample imagery for OxCT technology Radar.

How do we leverage digitalisation to accelerate ecosystem collaborations that accelerate the green, resilient and just transition?

This post originally appeared on the Envisioning.io Lab page here.

The Oxford Climate Tech (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.

Together with OxCT, Envisioning is co-creating a technology intelligence platform and radar to assist the community in organizing and presenting relevant data, as well as managing a unified research methodology- leveraging an accessible ecosystem approach. We expect to launch a prototype by the end of 2022, which we hope to scale to other ecosystems like universities, corporations and public entities.

The goal is to help overcome information asymmetries, enable new collaborations, and facilitate capacity building for academics, researchers, and other practitioners in the climate-tech space.

Radar ‘theory of change’

→Foster transparency

Create transparency around climate-tech ecosystems by highlighting the full spectrum of stakeholders and technologies within it

→ Facilitate analysis

Support researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, students, and other stakeholders in analyzing ecosystem trends

→Guide resources

Provide an efficient and scalable means for resource providers/seekers identify opportunities within the ecosystem

→ Enable collaboration

Facilitate partnerships, information sharing and other collaborations through highlighting opportunities throughout the ecosystem

The UX is designed to be intuitive and interactive, building upon real-time data.

Potential Radar use cases

→Investors

Identify early-stage climate-tech opportunities, as well as engage with experts and other relevant stakeholder.

→Entrepreneurs

Identify potential experts, hires, partners, etc. as well as showcase their work in a public forum.

→Academics

Assess emerging technology trends and identify opportunities for knowledge exchange that could help enhance their research.

→Students

Identify professional opportunities as well as general avenues for engaging in Oxford’s climate-tech ecosystem.

→Policymakers

Understand the full landscape of players in a climate-tech ecosystem, as well as the types of support they require.

→Development Agencies

Assess emerging technology trends and identify opportunities for knowledge exchange that could impact their operations in client countries.

Key questions the Radar will explore

  • What is the spectrum of different stakeholders supporting climate-tech at Oxford and beyond, across multiple continents and contexts?
  • Which technologies in these climate-tech ecosystems are most ready for deployment?
  • What gaps may be impeding progress in the climate-tech space?
  • Where is there opportunity for new partnerships across the landscape?
  • How can external parties most effectively engage with one another?

Next steps

  • Visit the OxClimate.tech and Envisioning.io to learn more.
  • Join the LinkedIn Workgroup to follow the initative.
  • Email oxct@envisioning.io (for Radar related enquiries) or team@oxclimate.tech (for Initiative related enquiries) to support R&D and funding.

Curious for more? You can catch up on our April 2022 Skoll World Forum Launch event here too. Also, interested in emerging technology insights for futures literate organizations? Learn more about Envisioning here where you can subscribe to their ‘Weekly Recap’.

Who is leading the R+D? prototype development coleads include Michell Zappa (Envisioning), Dr. Abrary Chaudry (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Courtney Savie Lawrence (Climate Innovation Consultant, EMBA, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Can Uz (Siemens Advanta, EMBA, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Jamil Wyne (Tech and Investment in Emerging Markets Consultant)and Laura Del Vecchio (Envisioning). On June 3rd we will launch our kick off with an extended development team including EMBA students Juliana Kainga, Ally Kirk, Dr. Irina Fedorenko-Aula, Enas Abdulmalik, Brad Duncan, Tomas Saitta, Iakovos Dimitriou, Eleanor Hevey, Michael Dreben, Peter Van Marion and Anthony Triolo — please reach out of you would like to get involved or contribute.

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