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Entrepreneurship for SDGs

Stakeholder Mapping - IEEE @ GSTIC x Dubai EXPO

Entrepreneurship for SDGs: Stakeholder Mapping – IEEE @ GSTIC x Dubai EXPO

By Donovan Guttieres

Are you passionate about entrepreneurship that leverages science, engineering, technology and innovation for the benefit of society and the planet? 

IEEE, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, has a startup community called IEEE Entrepreneurship that is looking to better understand how entrepreneurship can be a force to accelerate progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The SDGs are a set of interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. They have brought renewed and growing interest from all sectors of society. Entrepreneurship for sustainable development / SDGs, social and green entrepreneurship in particular, will play an increasingly important role as a catalyst to address sustainable development challenges. However, there is a need to evaluate challenges, opportunities, and trade-offs associated with novel models of entrepreneurship and the relationships among stakeholders.

With the objective of understanding how entrepreneurship can contribute to the economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainability, we are conducting research aimed at analyzing existing conditions and transformations needed to foster innovation ecosystems. 

We are looking for scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, policy-makers and others that are contributing to the advancement of entrepreneurship for sustainable development / SDGs. Contribute by filling out the following interest form by 2021 July 31.

Initial findings will be used to inform workshops to be held at the 2021 G-STIC conference at the World Expo in Dubai and lead to a report to be published in January 2022.