G-STIC, the Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community

Accelerating market-ready integrated technological solutions for the SDGs

Five years after the world community adopted Agenda 2030 and its associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress is lacking. Essential health services are out of reach for at least 50% of the world’s population. 2.4 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation. Some 840 million people remain without access to electricity. Nearly 700 million people do not have access to safe drinking water.

These are clear signs that achieving the SDGs with business-as-usual is just not possible, and that we urgently need to deploy integrated technological solutions at scale. To accelerate that process, it is imperative that companies, social and economic actors and policy makers join forces. With G-STIC, the Global Sustainable Technological and Innovation Community, we inspire them to work together, think outside the box and create win-win solutions that are good for the economy, for the environment and for the people.

G-STIC also urges them to look beyond technological innovation, exploring innovative approaches, laws, regulations and funding mechanism for upscaling and accelerating the deployment of market-ready technological solutions. That provides critical insights into the levers of change that are needed to market these transformative technologies at scale under different socio-economic and geopolitical conditions. In turn, this knowledge supports policy makers to develop Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) roadmaps for the SDGs and captains of industry to explore new business opportunities.

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