Take part in the 4th G-STIC conference

Join the Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community

27-29 October 2020

Brussels, Belgium

7 societal challenges and 5 cross-cutting themes

Conference themes focused on breakthrough innovations

Climate @ G-STIC 2020

Climate

Education @ G-STIC 2020

Education

Energy @ G-STIC 2020

Energy

Food @ G-STIC 2020

Food

Health @ G-STIC 2020

Health

Oceans @ G-STIC 2020

Oceans

Water @ G-STIC 2020

Water

Circular Economy @ G-STIC 2020

Circular Economy

Gender @ G-STIC 2020

Gender

Geospatial data @ G-STIC 2020

Geospatial data

ICT @ G-STIC 2020

ICT

Youth @ G-STIC 2020

Youth

Facilitating transformative changes needed to achieve the SDGs

Inspirational sessions on market-ready technological solutions

The need for transformative changes is clear if we want to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Technology represents only one dimension of change, though. Changes in the social, financial, regulatory, institutional systems are urgently needed as well, and financial inclusion is vital. Choose among tens of inspirational sessions zooming in on all aspects of the change that we need.

Plenary session

Eager to learn from real-life examples of market-ready solutions for the SDGs? Especially as they demonstrate innovative approaches, laws, regulations and funding mechanisms for upscaling the deployment? Join the plenary sessions and get inspired by world-renowned keynote speakers and thought leaders on sustainable development.

Plenary session

Thematic session

Which market-ready innovations should policy and decision-makers in the public and private sectors keep a watchful eye on? Take part in our thematic sessions to discover scalable technological solutions addressing multiple societal challenges. Find out why they are crucial for developing STI roadmaps or investing in new business opportunities.

Thematic session

Deep dive session

What fundamental changes are needed to accelerate the deployment at scale of market-ready innovations? Why is intense cross-sectoral collaboration crucial to address social and economic challenges related to the SDGs? How can we strengthen such cooperation? Enter into the discussion with experts during the conference deep dives.

Deep dive session

Engaging with technology for the SDGs

Action events focused on concrete implementation

Achieving the SDGs by 2030 demands for business-unusual approaches. We urgently need to accelerate the wide-scale deployment of breakthrough market-ready technological solutions.

All of us must therefore seize every opportunity to exchange groundbreaking ideas, best practices and lessons learned. Pick the action event that best fits your needs and engage with relevant stakeholders to underpin the concrete implementation of market-ready technological solutions.

Workshop

Interested in joining a debate on the hurdles and technical solutions for specific sustainable development challenges? Join one of our workshops where experts from industry, government institutions, and research centres review the progress expected in future. Discover developments that enable breakthrough innovations.

Workshop

Hackathon

Are you an entrepreneur, coder, researcher, designer or simply a natural enthusiast about finding solutions to challenging problems? Then take part in the hackathon and join a small team of talented people with complementary expertise. Collaborate on a digital technology prototype addressing distinct societal challenges.

Hackathon

Matchmaking

Looking for opportunities to showcase innovations in front of an international expert audience? Interested in learning from best practices and implementations of market-ready technologies? Engage with technology suppliers, service providers, local or regional authorities, or investors during one of our matchmaking events.

Matchmaking

Exchanging experiences with people from all over the world

Network with policymakers, investors, researchers and captains of industry

How do you capture new opportunities to contribute to a sustainable world? Are you working on any such opportunities right now but having a hard time to exchange experiences with the right people?

At the G-STIC 2020 conference, you’re part of an international audience of entrepreneurs, researchers, innovation experts, technology suppliers, investors, captains of industry and policymakers. The G-STIC conference is the place to be for extending your network with people dedicated to the SDGs.

G-STIC 2020 networking

2000 participants from 80 countries

Check the videos and relive the 2019 conference

Organised by 8 international co-hosts

Meet our partners from Brazil, China, India, Kenia, South-Korea and Nigeria

The G-STIC conference is hosted jointly by VITO (the prime research and technology organization on cleantech and sustainable development in Belgium) and 7 other not-for-profit independent technology research institutes: ACTS (African Centre for Technology Studies, Kenya), FIOCRUZ (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil), GIEC (Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, China), GIST (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea), IITD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India), NACETEM (National Centre for Technology Management, Nigeria) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute, India).

G-STIC 2019 Industry Night
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