that are good for the planet, for the people and for the economy
The G-STIC 2017 conference aims to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technological innovations that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are 17 internationally agreed ambitious goals to move the world to a more sustainable future by 2030.
Focused on integrated technological solutions that are good for the planet, for the people and for the economy, G-STIC 2017 provides a unique chance to join the global technological innovation community that is single-mindedly devoted to enabling transitions to less carbon and resource-intensive economic development models.
Why attend G-STIC 2017?
Among the numerous compelling arguments to attend G-STIC 2017, the following reasons stand out to join this challenging and exciting event, a meeting place for industry delegates, technology researchers, socio-economic actors and policy makers alike.
G-STIC 2017 is the place to create win-wins
enriching your business network with numerous high level and international contacts;
seeing how existing, emerging and disruptive technologies move forward to achieve the SDGs, giving deeper insights into how the core competence of your organization can contribute to realising a more sustainable future;
discovering new markets where your company’s technologies can make the difference to speed up sustainable development;
discussing and work with (other) government representatives from all over the world, discovering new routes to reach the SDGs and exploring how to develop them.
Each of these 12 themes is managed by a dedicated team, and focuses on selected market ready technological solutions that substantively contribute to less carbon and resource-intensive economies. With a clear intention to foster co-creation practices, all teams heavily invest in the buildup of international learning networks and dynamic communities of committed practitioners – as part of a process to develop strategy that delivers results and measurable impact at local, national, regional and global policy levels.
8 thematic clusters
4 cross-cutting themes
More than a conference series
G-STIC aims to contribute to a systemic change
G-STIC is focused on building knowledge bases and global expert networks to support the technological transitions that are needed for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
G-STIC will draw upon the best available knowledge and real-life expertise to contribute a robust advisory system on integrated technological solutions to the United Nations and other international policy forums, as they relate to the SDGs, the climate goals and the Means of Implementation of binding multilateral environmental agreements.
G-STIC is guided by an International Advisory Committee
G-STIC is guided by an International Advisory Committee that is composed of more than 30 senior representatives from different UN agencies and expert institutes participating in one or more of the G-STIC thematic clusters or cross-cutting themes.
Student & Research Challenges
A unique opportunity to join the dialogue on technology for the SDGs - for free.
In case you win the Student or Research Challenge within any of the technology themes, you will be able to participate for free in G-STIC 2017. And your travel and accommodation costs will be on us.
The G-STIC 2017 Student & Research Challenges are launched to encourage students, PhD students and junior researchers worldwide to come up with original and innovative ideas on new technological solutions that hold great potential for achieving the SDGs. As a participant, you will not just be invited to pitch your ideas related to any of the themes addressed by the G-STIC 2017 conference. You will also be given the opportunity to join the peer review process, and elect the winning pitch within your theme. All winners of the Student & Research Challenges will be invited to participate for free in the G-STIC 2017 Conference.
The G-STIC Conference series will be hosted jointly by VITO (the prime research and technology organization on cleantech and sustainable development in Belgium) and its international partners ACTS (African Centre for Technology Studies), AIT (Asian Institute of Technology), IITD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute). The first edition of this new conference series will be organised in Brussels from October 23 to October 25, 2017.