Jason Blackstock

Founder & CEO, How to Change the World

Role: Scientist

Sites: CDL-Oxford, CDL-Paris

Streams: Artificial Intelligence, Climate

Jason is the Founder & CEO of the How to Change the World social enterprise; co-founder and Director of We Make Change social enterprise; Professor (adjunct) or Fellow at a number of top universities; and an impact investor. From 2013-2018 he was the Founding Head of UCL’s Department of Science, Technology Engineering and Public Policy, where he remained a member of senior faculty until 2021 when he left to focus on his rapidly growing social enterprises.

Jason’s experience spans quantum physics research; Silicon Valley tech development; sustainability, technology & innovation policy; and higher education innovation & leadership. Jason currently serves an advisory board member for a range of organisations including MIT IDSS, Carbon XPRIZE and ISSP at UofOttawa. He has authored over a dozen patents and more than 100 academic & policy publications, while teaching, leading research and providing policy advice from universities and think tanks such as Harvard, Oxford, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.