Science & Engineering for Humanity
The Ellison Institute of Technology develops and deploys technology in pursuit of solving four of humanity’s most challenging and enduring problems. Guided by world leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs, EIT seeks to accelerate innovation in medical science and healthcare, food security and sustainable agriculture, clean energy and climate change, and government policy and economics.
Click to play video of the new EIT Oxford Campus, designed by Lord Norman Foster. Due to be completed early 2026.
Medical Science & Healthcare
Speeding small molecule and protein drug design and development using generative artificial intelligence—and a modern digital infrastructure—to equitably distribute new, lifesaving vaccines, therapeutics and technologies globally.
Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture
Developing modular greenhouse growing systems using solar energy, robotics, hydroponics, AI, material science and cloud software management. Growing indoors uses 95% less water, 90% less land, and virtually eliminates pesticide use.
Clean Energy & Climate Change
Food production is the source of over 30% of global greenhouse gasses. EIT has plant biology programmes to grow novel animal fodder that will reduce methane emissions from livestock. EIT broadly supports development of clean energy technologies.
Government Policy & Economics
Viewing e-government as an “innovation platform” to digitally deliver essential government and private sector services to all its citizens—from digital IDs to healthcare, e-commerce and banking—enabling broader participation in the economy.
EIT Observatory Hall next to Littlemore Brook
The EIT Oxford Campus will incorporate more than 30,000m2 of research laboratory space, an oncology and wellness patient clinic, and educational and gathering spaces to support ongoing work in EIT’s humane endeavours. The facility’s location will further EIT’s current partnerships in the Oxford biotech and technology communities, expand collaborations with the University of Oxford, and support the new Ellison Scholars programme.
EIT Los Angeles
EIT Los Angeles Campus with Jeff Koons' Elephant in the foreground
EIT Los Angeles was established in 2016 as a research and development centre for cancer, healthcare and global public health. The facility features several innovation labs, including a Molecular Analytics lab and an Artificial Intelligence in Medicine lab, along with an oncology and wellness clinic that treats thousands of patients each year. It’s the first organization of its kind to vertically integrate the interdisciplinary study and treatment of disease.
A primary part of EIT’s mission is to identify students from around the world and train them to be leaders with the skills to invent, improve and manage the next generation of technology. The Ellison Scholars programme will fully fund selected students’ study at the University of Oxford, where they will collaborate with other Scholars and the EIT Faculty of Fellows on projects important to humanity.