G-STIC Special Event on the occasion of the STI Forum in New York
Thursday, 16 May 2019
9:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ

Special event

TOWARDS A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR INNOVATIVE, MARKET- READY, TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE SDGS

The transition to a sustainable society, in line with the SDGs, requires the deployment at scale of best available, transformative and innovative integrated technological solutions to (re)direct current economic development towards more sustainable development and investment patterns. Business as usual is just not an option to achieve the SDGs.

This Special G-STIC Event will showcase some market-ready, innovative integrated technological solutions as examples of doable ways to bring about paradigm shifts and move societies and economies onto more sustainable development paths. Agenda 2030 requires new ways of doing business and deep technological transitions are part and parcel of it. All over the world, technological innovations exist - from wastewater treatment, desalination, mining, carbon capture and use, to the use of big data, artificial intelligence, 3D-printing, etc. that allow countries to jumpstart sustainable economic development and become market leaders in the emerging green economy.

G-STIC, the Global Sustainable Technology & Conference series, is a global initiative that aims at accelerating the development, dissemination and deployment of technological innovations that enable the achievement of the SDGs. G-STIC aims at building the bridge between policy-making (public and private) and technological innovation at global, regional and national levels, and focuses on transformative, innovative, market-ready integrated technologies that have the potential to make a substantive impact on the achievement of the SDGs. Integrated technological solutions focus on working across sectors and beyond the traditional sectors, to deliver real benefits to people, communities, business and society at large.

Following the Special G-STIC Event on the occasion of the 2018 STI Forum, this 2019 session will further illustrate how integrated technological solutions are significantly contributing to the achievement of the SDGs under different socio-economic conditions around the world. Systematic and well-documented approaches are needed to come to a library of transformative technologies and to provide a one-stop shop for knowledge about transformative, innovative technologies that cut across industrial sectors, foster economic development and inspire societies move toward more sustainable development patterns.

If you want to be part of the solutions and the technological transformations needed to move the world onto a more sustainable development path, join this Special G-STIC Event in NY, May 16, 2019. RSVP: info@gstic.org or www.gstic.org/edition-2019/sti-forum/
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