G-STIC 2017 focuses on integrated technological solutions that potentially have a large impact on the achievement of the SDGs and climate change goals. The activities in G-STIC 2017 are organized and structured in 12 thematic areas, including 8 thematic clusters and 4 cross-cutting themes addressing aspects that are of global importance to the thematic clusters.
8 thematic clusters
4 cross-cutting themes
5 ways to accelerate development & dissemination of technological solutions
For each of the individual themes that will be part of G-STIC 2017, 5 distinct approaches will help accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of sustainable technologies:
Reviewing science, technology & innovation relevant to sustainable development
Promoting collaboration among science, technology and innovation communities
Translating cutting-edge technology research into actionable agenda items for sustainable development
Facilitating co-creation processes and open innovation labs
Each of the 12 themes will be managed by a dedicated team. With a clear intention to foster co-creation practices, all teams will invest in the buildup of international learning networks and dynamic communities of committed practitioners – as part of a process to define and develop an impact strategy.