Oxford based EcoSync secures investment to develop smart temperature control for business premises

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A multi-award-winning start-up company of Oxford University which is developing a smart temperature control system using artificial intelligence with has secured an innovation grant from OxFutures.

EcoSync helps businesses synchronise heating with occupancy levels. With the added control over the temperature settings, they can improve energy efficiency.

EcoSync is aiming, through innovative technology, to reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint of buildings by 40 per cent, by stopping heating empty rooms.

EcoSync was awarded an innovation grant after applying to OxFutures for funding and were successful in being awarded a £13,000 initial grant and £7,850 extension grant to develop the next phase of the technology.

EcoSync has been busy with five new installations in March 2021. All installations were completed in under two hours.

OxFutures started as a £3.2 million project to boost low carbon economic development in Oxfordshire. It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and run through a collaborative partnership between the Low Carbon Hub, Oxford City Council, the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Cherwell District Council and Bioregional.