The Innovation & Competitiveness Task Force is at the heart of the United Nations system to promote STI (Science, Technology & Innovation) for Sustainable Development. The task force links itself to The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region.

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The Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2018 aims to identify how business engagement in achieving inclusive and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region can be strengthened. Specifically, the Forum will discuss how ...

March 2018, Ahmedabad, 02h Innovation Conference

O2h Innovation Conference was organized to initiate dialogues around the need gaps of innovation in the city. Task force member Ms Shriya Damani on the panel at 02h Innovation Conference, ...

February 2018, Organized a Workshop at VJTI on Blockchain Business Model Canvas

SDGZ organized a workshop for Students of VJTI Students to work on a blockchain business model canvas, which could be used across various industries using blockchain to disrupt & innovate.

JANUARY 2018, SDGZ Blockchain Masterclass for Social Good

SDGZ organized the 1st of its kind Idea Contest & Masterclass for the Youth on the concept of using Blockchain & Crypto-Currency for Social Good. The Program prepared students to ...

NOVEMBER 2017 – Horasis Asia Meeting

It was a momentous meeting, gathering over 350 delegates from 67 nations including seven government Ministers. It was co-hosted by the Government of West Bengal, and the Indian Chamber of ...

Oct 2017, San Francisco, SOCAP

SOCAP is the world’s leading conference on activating the power of capital markets to drive positive social and environmental impact – convening the marketplace at the intersection of money and ...

Aug 2017, New Delhi, Champions of Change, Transforming India through G2B Partnership

The Prime Minister interacted with Young Entrepreneurs at the “Champions of Change” initiative organised by NITI Aayog at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra. Six groups of Young Entrepreneurs made presentations before the ...

AUGUST 2017, Pin a Pothole Campaign

SDGZ ran a campaign to pin the Water Logged areas, potholes or localities where people would need food or shelter or any other aid. We did our bit to help ...

August 2018, Gandhinagar, Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals

SDGZ Organized a workshop on Sustainable Development Goals for the students of National Service Scheme’s National Integration Camp at Vishwakarma Government College.

MAY 2017 – 2nd UN Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation

Dr.Puvan Selvanathan- Head ITC office to the UN, Mr. Jorge Chediek, Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation and Director, UNOSSC, Ms. Jan McAlpine, Member of the Board of Trustees ...

MAY 2017 – 2nd Science, Technology & Innovation Forum United Nations HQ, NYC

Mr. Akash Bhavsar represented the task force at 2nd STI Forum, UN Headquarters, New York 2017 Fellow Panellist: 1) Ms. Lizzie Merrill from Ignitia, Sweden/Ghana 2) Ms. Stephanie Kimber Innovation ...

APRIL 2017, New Delhi, International Workshop on Science, Technology, Innovation and Management for Water Sustainability.

The Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in partnership with the National Institute ...

DECEMBER 2016 – Gujarat – National Summit on Innovation & Technology

National Summit on Innovation and Technology was organized as a pre-vibrant Gujarat Global Summit event. The Summit provided an effective platform to pulling to experts, professionals, software solution providers, industry ...

Informal roundtable on addressing water scarcity through cost effective and innovative responsible business practices

Addressing water scarcity through cost effective and innovative responsible business practices (RBP) in the Resort Industry in ESCAP Countries Global water scarcity, water challenge in Asia and sustainable solutions like ...

Side Event- 1st UN Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation

Focus: Improve access and financing for Science, Technology and Innovation through South-South cooperation First ever Multi-stakeholder Forum on STI for SDGs to contribute to “Realizing the potential of STI for ...

MAY 2016 – Antalya – High-level Side Event on Harnessing Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

Focus: Challenges and Opportunities for LDCs Organized by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States ...

May 2016 – Bangkok, Regional Agri Innovation Summit

The Inaugural Asia Regional Agricultural Innovation Summit identifies promising technologies that address pressing challenges facing farmers in Asia. The Regional Agri Innovation Summit was jointly organized by the Feed the ...

May 2016, New York – Role of Science, Technology & Innovation in Global South-South Cooperation at UN Headquarters

Task force Representation at Role of Science, Technology & Innovation in Global South-South Cooperation

Bangkok -Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development- APFSD

The forum was contributed by dignitaries including Mr.Constâncio da Conceição Pinto, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Environment, Timor-Leste. Mr. Jonas Leones, Undersecretary for Environment and International Environmental Affairs, Department of ...

April 2016, Asia Pacific Business Forum

Mr. Daniel O’Connor presenting his book Billion Dollar Napkin to Dr Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the tenth Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for ...

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