Driving science, technology and innovation


To foster innovation and drive sustainable development by empowering member organizations and facilitating collaboration across borders and boundaries.


A global innovation ecosystem, in which research and technology organizations (incl. universities) collaborate, share knowledge, develop, and disseminate innovative technologies in partnership with the private and public sector to deliver sustainable impact to societies and economies.

mission objectives about waitro


  • Facilitate the participation of member organizations in publicly-funded collaborations and public-private partnerships.
  • Facilitate collaboration between member organizations and the private sector.

  • Foster collaborations between member organizations towards the development and deployment of innovative technologies that impact sustainable development.

  • Improve operational practices and business performance of member organizations and enhance scientific research and technological capacities of their individuals.

WAITRO’s Values & Principles


To respect all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or other status.


To champion inclusiveness, diverse strengths, voices, and backgrounds of all member organizations and individuals.


To ensure transparency and accountability and work towards maximum efficiency and effectiveness by ensuring that resources are directed towards fulfilling WAITRO’s mission.

WAITRO and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

WAITRO is actively contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals by financing, facilitating, and supporting relevant projects, workshops and other activities.