Join the 6th G-STIC Conference in Rio de Janeiro

13 – 15 February 2023

GET INSPIRED BY THOUGHT LEADERS AND INNOVATORS ON SUSTAINABILITY

Accelerating breakthrough technological solutions for the SDGs

Nísia Trindade Lima
Nísia Trindade Lima
Brazil
Minister of Health
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Nísia Trindade Lima
Nísia Trindade Lima
Brazil
Minister of Health

Cross-thematic Health

Meet Nísia Trindade Lima during this session

13 February, 10:30 - 12:00 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)

13 February, 14:30 - 16:00 CET (Brussels)

13 February, 14:30 - 16:00 WAT (Nigeria)

13 February, 15:30 - 17:00 SAST (Cape Town)

13 February, 08:30 - 10:00 EST (New York)

13 February, 22:30 - 00:00 KST (Seoul)

13 February, 21:30 - 23:00 CST (Beijing)

13 February, 19:00 - 20:30 IST (New Delhi)

13 February, 17:30 - 19:00 GST (Dubai)

High-level plenary session: Toward an equitable and sustainable future
Phoebe Koundouri
Phoebe Koundouri
Athens University of Economics and Business and Technical University of Denmark
Professor in Economics
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Phoebe Koundouri
Phoebe Koundouri
Athens University of Economics and Business and Technical University of Denmark
Professor in Economics

Cross-thematic Climate Health

Meet Phoebe Koundouri during these sessions

13 February, 10:30 - 12:00 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)

13 February, 14:30 - 16:00 CET (Brussels)

13 February, 14:30 - 16:00 WAT (Nigeria)

13 February, 15:30 - 17:00 SAST (Cape Town)

13 February, 08:30 - 10:00 EST (New York)

13 February, 22:30 - 00:00 KST (Seoul)

13 February, 21:30 - 23:00 CST (Beijing)

13 February, 19:00 - 20:30 IST (New Delhi)

13 February, 17:30 - 19:00 GST (Dubai)

High-level plenary session: Toward an equitable and sustainable future

13 February, 15:00 - 16:15 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)

13 February, 19:00 - 20:15 CET (Brussels)

13 February, 19:00 - 20:15 WAT (Nigeria)

13 February, 20:00 - 21:15 SAST (Cape Town)

13 February, 13:00 - 14:15 EST (New York)

13 February, 03:00 - 04:15 KST (Seoul)

13 February, 02:00 - 03:15 CST (Beijing)

13 February, 23:30 - 00:45 IST (New Delhi)

13 February, 22:00 - 23:15 GST (Dubai)

Special session: Challenges and opportunities in planetary health

14 February, 10:30 - 12:00 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)

14 February, 14:30 - 16:00 CET (Brussels)

14 February, 14:30 - 16:00 WAT (Nigeria)

14 February, 15:30 - 17:00 SAST (Cape Town)

14 February, 08:30 - 10:00 EST (New York)

14 February, 22:30 - 00:00 KST (Seoul)

14 February, 21:30 - 23:00 CST (Beijing)

14 February, 19:00 - 20:30 IST (New Delhi)

14 February, 17:30 - 19:00 GST (Dubai)

Plenary session: Integrated innovative technologies and supporting financing mechanisms to prevent, adapt and manage climate change impacts
Mario Moreira
Mario Moreira
Fiocruz
President
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Mario Moreira
Mario Moreira
Fiocruz
President

Cross-thematic Health

Meet Mario Moreira during these sessions

13 February, 09:30 - 10:30 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)

13 February, 13:30 - 14:30 CET (Brussels)

13 February, 13:30 - 14:30 WAT (Nigeria)

13 February, 14:30 - 15:30 SAST (Cape Town)

13 February, 07:30 - 08:30 EST (New York)

13 February, 21:30 - 22:30 KST (Seoul)

13 February, 20:30 - 21:30 CST (Beijing)

13 February, 18:00 - 19:00 IST (New Delhi)

13 February, 16:30 - 17:30 GST (Dubai)

Plenary session: Opening Ceremony – Innovative technological solutions for a post-pandemic recovery

15 February, 09:00 - 12:00 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)

15 February, 13:00 - 16:00 CET (Brussels)

15 February, 13:00 - 16:00 WAT (Nigeria)

15 February, 14:00 - 17:00 SAST (Cape Town)

15 February, 07:00 - 10:00 EST (New York)

15 February, 21:00 - 00:00 KST (Seoul)

15 February, 20:00 - 23:00 CST (Beijing)

15 February, 17:30 - 20:30 IST (New Delhi)

15 February, 16:00 - 19:00 GST (Dubai)

Vaccines and immunization: Challenges and perspectives for local manufacturing
Amb. Macharia Kamau
Amb. Macharia Kamau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Representative to the UN
CBS, Former Principal Secretary
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Amb. Macharia Kamau
Amb. Macharia Kamau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Representative to the UN
CBS, Former Principal Secretary

Cross-thematic

Meet Amb. Macharia Kamau during this session

13 February, 10:30 - 12:00 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)

13 February, 14:30 - 16:00 CET (Brussels)

13 February, 14:30 - 16:00 WAT (Nigeria)

13 February, 15:30 - 17:00 SAST (Cape Town)

13 February, 08:30 - 10:00 EST (New York)

13 February, 22:30 - 00:00 KST (Seoul)

13 February, 21:30 - 23:00 CST (Beijing)

13 February, 19:00 - 20:30 IST (New Delhi)

13 February, 17:30 - 19:00 GST (Dubai)

High-level plenary session: Toward an equitable and sustainable future

TACKLING THE TRIPLE PLANETARY CRISIS

New wave of technological solutions to accelerate recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and amplified many of the world’s inequalities, vulnerabilities, and unsustainable practices. However, it was in some ways a distraction from the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution that threatens even 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 artificial intelligence 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.

SOLVING QUESTIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY

Being the catalyst for change by discovering new technological insights

PREVIOUS G-STIC CONFERENCES

Uniting 7,930 unique people from 140 countries

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 hosting H.E. Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi, who used his keynote address to emphasize that technology and innovation are key enablers to curbing global challenges such as climate change.

ORGANIZED BY 8 INTERNATIONAL CO-HOSTS

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

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: FIOCRUZ (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil), CSIR (The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa), GIEC (Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, China), GIST (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea), NACETEM (National Centre for Technology Management, Nigeria), TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute, India) and SDSN (the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network).