Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference (G-STIC 2018) Pitch Challenge
The G-STIC 2018 Challenges are launched to encourage students, PhD students, junior researchers, start-ups and SMEs worldwide to come up with original and innovative ideas on new technological solutions that hold great potential for achieving the SDGs. The G-STIC 2018 Challenges provide you with a unique opportunity to join the dialogue on technologies for the SDGs
- improving your pitching skills and interacting with other participants,
- having your video pitch displayed at the G-STIC 2018 conference,
- meeting with experts during the conference, and contributing to G-STIC’s goal to accelerate global action on technology development and deployment.
And all of this comes for free, as all winners will be invited to participate in the G-STIC 2018 Conference free of charge. The winners of the Student & Research Challenges will be invited to present their idea in the solicited thematic session. The winner of the Start-up & SME Challenge will be offered a free booth at the G-STIC 2018 Exhibition.
How to participate?
If you are joining the Student Challenge, you will be asked to frame your pitch by presenting a 1-page review of existing SDG-relevant technology developments and/or business concepts within the theme you’ve selected. A short video pitch should then discuss which new technological solution or business concept should be developed, and why and how this will make a difference in achieving the SDGs.
If you participate in the Research Challenge, you will be invited to provide a 1-page overview of state-of-the-art technologies related to the theme you are contributing to. As part of that overview, you should also identify the technology that – if applied worldwide – has the greatest potential to contribute to achieving the SDGs. A short video pitch should then illustrate how your personal research goes beyond one or more state-of-the-art technologies listed in your overview, and how it impacts the achievement of the SDGs.
If you are joining the Start-up & SME Challenge, you will be invited to provide a 1-page overview of state-of-the-art technologies related to the theme you are contributing to. A short video pitch should then illustrate how your technology or business concept goes beyond one or more state-of-the-art technologies listed in your 1-page overview, and how it will impact the achievement of the SDGs.
After registering online, you will be invited to submit a pitch related to any of the G-STIC 2018 technology themes:
- Circular Economy
- Energy Positive Communities
- Geospatial data
- Waste water as a resource
The timeline for the G-STIC 2018 Challenges
|Access to online pitch platform||Starting June 15th|
|Submit your pitch online||Before September 3rd|
|Participate in online peer review||Between September 5th & October 1st|
|Announcement of the winners||October 15th|
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- : GSTIC Organizers
- : UN MGCY
- : Competition