Call for innovations – STI Forum 2018 (deadline: April 4th 2018)

The third annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on June 5 and 6, 2018.

In September 2015, the nations of the world adopted a new set of goals to achieve the well-being of all while protecting the planet by 2030. This ‘2030 Agenda’ contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are designed to shape the global efforts towards attaining these objectives.

Since 2018, an annual review at the United Nations focuses on progress, challenges and lessons learned during implementation and is supported by the STI Forum.

The focus of this review on 2018 will be on five specific SDGs (see below).



  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.





Have you developed and implemented a novel or innovative solution to accelerate progress towards at least one of these five SDGs?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Innovators from around the world are invited to submit their scientific and technological solutions to the challenges impeding progress towards at least one of these in-focus SDGs by 4 April 2018 at http://stisolutions4sdgs.globalinnovationexchange.org/

All innovations are welcome and will be reviewed carefully by a group of eminent experts.

Selected innovators will be invited to take part in an exhibition at the STI Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 5 and 6 June 2018.

Subject to the availability of funds, some limited resources may be made available to support their participation in person.

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