Eirini Malliaraki

Head of Founder Community
Deep Science Ventures

Open Source in Environmental Sustainability

Government, Law & Policy
Wednesday, February 8 • 11:20am – 12:00pm GMT
Westminster, 4th Floor


Open Source in Environmental Sustainability

The transition to a more sustainable future requires not only technological innovation, but also new opportunities for society to participate in the development and adoption of technologies. Open source software accelerates the transition to a sustainable economy by supporting traceable decision-making, building capacity for localisation and customisation of climate technologies, and most importantly, helping to prevent greenwashing. Yet, despite the transformative impact of open source culture and its use within an estimated 97% of digital products, its potential for developing environmentally sustainable technologies is not well understood.

Our study provides the first analysis of the open source software ecosystem in sustainability and climate technology.


Eirini is a design engineer and is currently Head of Community at Deep Science Ventures. Since 2014, she has developed new projects, products and programmes across academia, industrial research labs, national research centres and startups. Before DSV, she was the founder of the VC-backed education tech startup Filisia. More recently, she oversaw project development on AI for Climate Action at the Alan Turing Institute. She has also worked as a researcher at the Morphological Computation Lab at Imperial College, Microsoft Research, and Nesta. Eirini holds a joint MA/MSc in Innovation Design Engineering from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art.