2020 | Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference (G-STIC)

12:00 pm PM
Brussels, Belgium

2020 | Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference (G-STIC)

2020 October 27 – 29
Brussels, Belgium

The Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference (G-STIC) returns to Brussels and once again IEEE is involved!

IEEE Entrepreneurship, in partnership with UN Major Group for Children and Youth, is organizing the 4th annual video pitch competition at this year’s G-STIC 2020 event.

This competition is open to organizations and companies with original and innovative solutions that hold great potential for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in light of the ‘decade of action’ to accelerate progress between 2020-2030

Students, researchers, companies, and individuals will compete in three different categories: ideation, founded start-ups, and mature companies.

Each category supports IEEE’s mission of “Technology for the Benefit of Humanity” and the UN MGCY’s focus on people-and-planet centered innovation, giving participants a chance to contribute to global efforts towards the SDGs.

If selected, the winners in each category will be invited to attend G-STIC 2020 in Brussels from 27 – 29 October 2020 to present.

The judging panel will consist of the IEEE 2019 G-STIC video pitch competition winners

Venkat Rajaraman | Cygni

Rex Tan | Aevice Health

Carolina Rojas | UN-MGCY

The videos will be judged based on our 5 IEEE Entrepreneurship criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Market
  • Product
  • Diverse Team
  • Traction.

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Be inspired by the stories of our 2019 video pitch recipients of the IEEE/UN-MGCY Video Pitch Competition include:

Greenovation: Among the video pitches on products originating from workshops and competitions that support any of the selected Sustainable Development Goals, Greenovation (Bhutan) was selected as the winner.

AEvice Health: Among the video pitches by companies launching a market-ready product that supports any of the selected Sustainable Development Goals, AEvice Health (Singapore) was selected as the winner.

Cygni Energy: Among the video pitches by growth companies generating substantial sales of products that support any of the selected Sustainable Development Goals, Cygni Energy (India) was selected as the winner.

As it’s logo indicates, G-STIC is an event with strong themes connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — but with a unique approach that differs similarly to the way in which the G-STIC logo includes the SDG colors and bars but has broken away from the formality of the traditional SDG logo!

With G-STIC 2017G-STIC 2018, & G-STIC 2019 having raised awareness on the need for technological transitions to achieve the world community is making strides in recognizing the potential of integrated technological solutions to help make the SDGs a reality. 2020 and future G-STIC editions will focus on identifying clusters of market-ready technological solutions that can make a major contribution to achieving the SDGs, and discussing the critical levers of change that are needed to deploy these solutions at scale.

G-STIC 2020 will lay the foundations of a comprehensive approach to identifying and discussing integrated technological solutions that can significantly impact the achievements of the SDGs. It will also test this approach on a number of concrete integrated technological solutions. G-STIC 2020 is hosted jointly by VITO (the prime research and technology organization on cleantech and sustainable development in Belgium) and its international partners ACTS (African Centre for Technology Studies), FIOCRUZ (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz), GIEC (Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences), IITD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi), NACETEM (National Centre for Technology Management) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute). Read More