17 March 2017

The STI Forum 2017 Launches Call for Innovations

The Global Call for Innovations is launched for Solutions to the sustainable development goals (SDGs), in connection with the second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum), at the United Nations in New York, May 15 and 16, 2017. We very much appreciate if you could forward this Call to your networks and communities.

This Call for Innovations aims to find scientific and technological innovations that are helping accelerate progress towards any one or more of the six SDGs that are the focus of the STI Forum 2017.

The Call for Innovations will highlight solutions from diverse sources and communities, originating in different parts of the world, and focus on those technologies that aim to help the poorest and most vulnerable.

All innovations are welcome and will be reviewed carefully. This year, we are placing a special emphasis in learning about those innovations where the Internet may have played a significant role in knowledge sharing and technology transfer.

The Call for Innovations is part of a networking forum, developed by the United Nations (Department of Economic and Social Affairs) in collaboration with the Global Innovation Exchange.

Innovators are invited to submit their solutions between February 24, 2017 to March 22, 2017 at http://stisolutions4sdgs.globalinnovationexchange.org/ .

A number of exceptional and inspiring innovations will be showcased during the STI Forum 2017, attended by senior policy-makers, investors and foundations, private sector leaders, civil society and key representatives of the global scientific and technological communities.

All innovations submitted can elect to join the Global Innovation Exchange, which will allow innovators to access funding opportunities, locate complementary resources to support innovation, and will help to identify where other innovators are working in the same or related fields, as competitors or potential partners. The Exchange can help to create a community of like-minded innovators from around the world, focused on solutions for the SDGs.

For further information, see https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/TFM/STIForum2017/CallforInnovations or contact: Maria Godunova, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, at godunova@un.org

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