7 thematic clusters - 6 cross-cutting themes

G-STIC 2018 focuses on 13 distinct themes to impact the transition to less carbon and resource-intensive economic development models

A clear focus

G-STIC 2018 focuses on integrated technological solutions that potentially have a large impact on the achievement of the SDGs and climate change goals. The activities in G-STIC 2018 are organized and structured in 13 thematic areas, including 7 thematic clusters and 6 cross-cutting themes addressing aspects that are of global importance to the thematic clusters.

7 thematic clusters


6 cross-cutting themes


Accelerating development & dissemination of technological solutions

Each theme will be managed by a dedicated team. With a clear intention to foster co-creation practices, all teams will invest in the buildup of international learning networks and dynamic communities of committed practitioners – as part of a process to define and develop an impact strategy.

Welcoming technology experts and policy makers

in Brussels, November 28-30 2018



The G-STIC Conference series will be hosted jointly by VITO (the prime research and technology organization on cleantech and sustainable development in Belgium) and its international partners ACTS (African Centre for Technology Studies), AIT (Asian Institute of Technology), FIOCRUZ (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz), IITD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute). The second edition of this conference series will be organised in Brussels from November 28 to November 30, 2018.


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