Call for Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals
Show your creativity, entrepreneurship, and drive to promote sustainable development by submitting your innovation by 21 March 2017.
The first annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations in New York, on June 6 and 7, 2016. Among other things, the STI Forum will aim to feature innovations and solutions for the sustainable development goals. In this context, the Inter-agency Task Team on STI for the SDGs (IATT) and the 10-Member Group to support the TFM are supporting a Call for Action for the sharing of Innovations for the SDGs via the Global Information Exchange.
The Global Information Exchange (GIE) is a global online marketplace for innovations, funding, insights, resources and conversations, which matches funding opportunities, free services, resources, and support, and experts with innovators.Innovations submitted to the Call will be publicly featured in GIE’s searchable database used by press, donors, funders and investors, and will receive access to a comprehensive list of all available innovation funding opportunities across development (more than 200+ million dollars).
In particular, SDG 9 on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation is linked to the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway initiative and ICT in general. Join the extraordinary community of global innovators by responding to this Call for Innovations for SDG9 and other SDGs, and help to make a difference to those most in need around the world.