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TOWARDS AN EQUITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Innovative technological solutions for a post-pandemic recovery
The 6th edition of the G-STIC Conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from 13 – 15 February 2023 at the headquarters of Fiocruz, a G-STIC co-host. The focus of this conference will be on the importance of mainstream science, technology and innovation, social technologies, and traditional knowledge as tools to manage global ecological challenges to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. Discussions at the conference will focus on finding answers to a number of key questions:
- Which market-ready technologies have the best potential to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs?
- How can the implementation of local innovation systems, combined with adequate public policies, contribute to establishing more resilient and sustainable societies?
- What is the role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in diminishing inequalities, and how can asymmetries be addressed when it comes to access to STI?
- How can the transfer of technological solutions between countries be accelerated?
Last year we were delighted to welcome 3,900 entrepreneurs, researchers, innovation experts, captains of industry, investors and policymakers from 140 countries to the G-STIC Conference during the World Expo in Dubai. Among the many esteemed speakers, we had the honour of receiving H.E. Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi, who used his keynote address to emphasise that technology and innovation are key enablers to curbing global challenges such as climate change.
TACKLING THE TRIPLE GLOBAL CRISIS
New wave of technological solutions to accelerate recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic, and the suffering it is still causing, exposed and amplified many of the world’s inequalities, vulnerabilities and unsustainable practices. However, it was in some ways a distraction from the triple crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution that threaten far greater consequences for humanity. The Russia-Ukraine war is also a tragic reminder of why the 2030 agenda is so urgent and relevant.
On the other hand, the pandemic has prompted the development of a new wave of innovative technologies focused on sustainability. This technological convergence, where AI and big data play central roles, has proven to be an invaluable tool for decision-makers in times of crisis.
To guarantee a sustainable recovery, it is crucial to harness the power of science, technology and innovation (STI) to address all aspects of the 2030 Agenda. There is an urgent need to use environmentally-sound technologies to mitigate climate change, stop the loss of biodiversity, and help with ecosystem conservation. It is imperative to utilize circular economy principles, nature-based solutions and systems-based approaches to explore new ways to redesign our systems, products, and services.
CONFERENCE THEMES FOCUSED ON BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATIONS
Being the catalyst for change by discovering new technological insights
LOCATION G-STIC CONFERENCE IN BRAZIL
Headquarter of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) is the most prominent institution for science and technology in health in Latin America. Fiocruz was created in Brazil in 1900, and its mission is to produce, disseminate and share knowledge and technologies.
In addition to its presence in all regions of Brazil, Fiocruz has always had a strong international presence through cooperation and exchanges with other health, science and technology institutions and international agencies in more than 50 countries on all continents.
The G-STIC Conference will take place at the Rio de Janeiro campus, the headquarters of Fiocruz, where its distinctive Moorish castle is located. Conferences will be held in the Vinicius Fonseca auditorium located at Bio-Manguinhos (capacity of 275 people) and in the Leonidas Deane auditorium (capacity of 116 people) located at the Leonidas Deane Pavillion.