The 2017 Global Science, Technology & Innovation Conference (G-STIC 2017) took place from 23-25 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, with the objective of accelerating the development, dissemination, and deployment of technological innovations that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Chairperson Summary documents the major messages emerging from the conference from the perspective of the chairperson, Ir. Dirk Fransaer. Other outcomes include:
- the background papers, key findings, and other documents from the thematic and topical sessions, available on the G-STIC website,
- the recording of the presentations, also available on the website,
- communities of practitioners built around the various sessions, and
- the outreach materials through videos and social media emerging from the conference.
All these materials as well as the established communities of practitioners provide an excellent starting point to ensure that the messages of G-STIC 2017 are heard by policymakers and industry leaders alike, and to start preparation of the second G-STIC conference planned for 2018.