Date: 1 February 2023By

G-STIC Rio to Host WAITRO Workshop on Achieving SDGs through Global Partnerships

Workshop features presentations, keynote speeches, and round table discussion on SDG 17

The 6th G-STIC Conference, taking place on 13-15 February 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, will host a WAITRO Workshop on SDG 17: Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals on February 14.

G STIC Rio Conference 2023

The main aim of this workshop is to introduce WAITRO as a tool to foster international partnerships and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The session will include a presentation of WAITRO, two keynote speeches by high-level speakers whose work is closely related to the SDGs, and a round table discussion featuring WAITRO representatives.

During the interactive round table, participants will discuss the main obstacles in implementing SDG 17 and how to overcome them, the key trends in research collaboration for sustainable development, inspirational examples of international cooperation in the context of the SDGs, key recommendations to advance the 2030 Agenda through research partnerships, and the role of public-private partnerships in achieving the SDGs and how WAITRO can promote it.

The keynote speakers include Manuel Heitor, from the University of Lisbon, and Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, from Elsevier. The round table will feature Sergio Ibáñez from Leitat, Paul Burrows from JITRI/WAITRO, Jaime Arboleda Palacio from CTA, and Alessandro Pansanato Rizzato from SENAI.


Time Activity Who
16:30 – 16:35 Welcome Sergio Ibáñez
16:35 – 16:45 WAITRO Presentation Paul Burrows
16:45 – 16:57 Keynote: Knowledge for People, the Planet and Prosperity, through Partnerships Manuel Heitor
16:57 – 17:10 Keynote: The Landscape of Research Collaboration towards the SDGs Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz
17:10 – 17:40 Interactive Round Table on SDG 17 Sergio Ibáñez, Paul Burrows, Jaime Arboleda, Alessandro Rizzato
17:40 – 17:45 Questions & Closing Sergio Ibáñez

For more information, please contact Sergio Ibáñez at

About G-STIC Rio

2023 G STIC Conference Rio

The G-STIC Conference in Rio de Janeiro is a hybrid event that aims to drive forward the development, dissemination, and implementation of technology innovations that will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference will concentrate on utilizing technology to tackle six major social issues – climate change, education, energy, health, oceans, and water resources.

The conference is hosted jointly by VITO and other not-for-profit independent technology research institutes: FIOCRUZ (Brazil), CSIR (South Africa), GIEC (China), GIST (South Korea), NACETEM (Nigeria), TERI (India) and SDSN (the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network).

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Registration is free!

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The World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO) is a global membership-based association of research organizations, universities, and innovation stakeholders. WAITRO provides mechanisms and support for its members and partners to connect, share, inspire, and collaborate to solve global challenges and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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