Register for G-STIC NOW - Technological Solutions for the SDGs: Brussels 28-30 November 2018

The integrated technological solutions targeted by G-STIC need the attention and efforts of the entire community of SDG stakeholders, whether they come from the private sector, technological research institutes, socio-economic organisations, governments or intergovernmental organisations.

G-STIC 2018 presents a golden opportunity to work together to discover new integrated tech routes to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to help define and deploy the technologies of the future and to help shape new markets and opportunities. Selected examples of strategic technological challenges, gaps and opportunities to advance the achievement of the SDGs will be discussed at G-STIC 2018.

We invite you to seize this opportunity. Read this newsletter to discover the programme for some of the G-STIC 2018 themes, and join the conversation about technological innovation for the SDGs.

Agroecology for sustainable food systems
The high-level dialogue on policy actions that are needed to upscale the use of agroecology innovations and practices will include a keynote by Olivier De Schutter. Olivier is co-chair of IPES-Food, the international panel that brings together expert voices to inform the policy debate on how to reform food systems across the world. Olivier is also a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Thematic sessions will highlight agroecology innovations that address sustainable development challenges, and will explore their impact via concrete case studies. In addition, the hurdles and solutions for their implementation will also be discussed.

The programme of the Agroecology theme is now available on the G-STIC website. In conjunction with G-STIC 2018, the 4th edition of the Organic Innovation Days (the annual event of TP Organics) will take place in Brussels.
The detailed programme of the 4th Organic Innovation Days is available on the website of TP Organics.
Circular Economy
A keynote by Xiaolan Fu will provide insight into the future of industrialisation for developing countries and economies in transition, discussing the challenges and opportunities such economies may face due to a technological shift. Xiaolan Fu is Professor of Technology and International Development at the University of Oxford. Since 2017, she is member of the Governing Council of the UN's Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries, and from 2016 to 2017, Xiaolan Fu was appointed to the 10-Member Group of the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism.

Following Professor Fu’s keynote, representatives of leading international organisations and initiatives in the field of Circular Economy (including the World Materials Forum and the Regional 3R Forum) will report and debate the policy actions needed to enhance the use of circular innovations and practices in different regions of the world.

The thematic sessions will discuss which digital technologies can enable the development of a circular economy. Individual sessions will focus on advanced sorting and characterization, virtual product chains and urban metabolism.

Expert Group Meeting on STI roadmaps for the SDGs
STI roadmaps for the SDGs are considered as a powerful multi-stakeholder engagement tool to plan, communicate and facilitate actions, track progress, and foster a learning environment for utilising Science, Technology & Innovation to achieve the SDGs.

G-STIC 2018 will co-host the next Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on STI roadmaps for the SDGs, together with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. This offers all G-STIC participants a unique opportunity to impact the conversation about technological innovation for the SDGs.

Register now for G-STIC 2018
 Providing high-level networking opportunities with delegates from all over the world, G-STIC 2018 is the place to create win-wins that advance the achievement of the SDGs. Make sure to register now, and join the conversation about technological innovation for the SDGs.


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