G-STIC 2017

Connecting Technological Innovation to Decision Making for Sustainability

Impact national & international policy setting for the SDGs

G-STIC 2017 thematic and plenary sessions will lead to comprehensive sets of practical and tested recommendations for national and international policy setting. These will facilitate the use at scale of innovative technological solutions for achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) that the world community agreed upon in 2015.

G-STIC 2017 is all about learning from applied technological innovations and identifying the enabling policy environments that are required to bring these solutions, at scale, to the market in different regions of the world in such a way that they are socially acceptable and economically affordable.

Industry delegates, technology researchers, socio-economic actors and policy makers from more than 70 countries will jointly define the policy environments and enabling conditions to move to a more sustainable future through amending – and sometimes drastically changing - the technology paradigm of production and consumption processes.

Join a global innovation community, discover new opportunities

Active participation in G-STIC’s interactive thematic sessions presents a unique chance to discover new opportunities for technologies that can fast-forward achievement of the SDGs. Within each of the thematic areas, G-STIC 2017 will build a knowledge base of best practices and technology facts – available for all. And it will summarize the integrated technological solutions that are feasible, acceptable and affordable from an economic and social point of view, providing input to the G-STIC plenary sessions.

Among the many renowned speakers that will inspire the thematic sessions, G-STIC 2017 is very proud to welcome:

Mr. Emile Frison, Chairman of the International Committee on Sustainable Food Systems, will deliver a keynote on small-scale agro-ecological approaches that are needed to achieve SDG2.

Mr. Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General of ITU, will deliver a keynote on the critical role of ICT as enabling technology for the fast-forward achievement of all the SDGs.

Mr. Christian Zurbrügg, Director of EAWAG, will deliver a keynote on how wastewater, if treated as a valuable resource, can generate huge environmental and economic benefits for mankind.