Business as usual is not an option if the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are to be met. The scale and depth of the goals require a radically different and disruptive approach—the essence of innovation—along with significant scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements. Science, technology and innovation (STI) have the potential to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of our efforts to meet the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda and create benefits for society, the economy and the environment. Numerous innovations, such as pneumococcal vaccines, microfinance and green technologies, have been developed and have spread around the world at an unrelenting pace over the last few decades, improving health, providing economic opportunities and addressing climate change. Digital technologies like mobile phones and the Internet have created an era where ideas, knowledge and data flow more freely than ever before, offering new avenues for collaborative and open approaches to innovation and providing real opportunities for this innovation to be truly inclusive.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
-contentType:Journal -contentType:Contributor -contentType:Concept -contentType:Institution
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error