Geneva Trialogue

26 January 2021, Geneva, Switzerland - On 18 March, UNITAR and the University of Geneva, host the third Geneva Trialogue edition, under the theme of ”Scaling Open Innovation for the SDGs“. The Geneva Trialogue fosters communication and collaboration between academia, international organizations and the private sector, to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Open innovation can become a concrete way of advancing and accelerating progress on the Global Goals, since it is a practice of people working together in tackling problems and finding concrete resolution paths through the mobilization of collective intelligence locally and globally.

This year, the Geneva Trialogue will connect initiatives, learnings and envisioned opportunities around open innovation, through which the SDGs can be implemented and progress.

On 18 March 2021, international participants can attend and interact in 7 thematic panel discussions, led by partners from International Geneva, from the European Crowd4SDG project, from the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative and from the University Global Coalition.

With the Geneva Trialogue marking the start of the Open Geneva Festival from 18-28 March 2021, event partners and participants can organize and take part in the Festival’s hackathons and open innovation activities, addressing the topics, challenges and opportunities discussed in the main Trialogue sessions, in more hands-on ways.

UNITAR is proud to co-organize this biennial event for the third consecutive time, promoting and supporting open innovation initiatives and activities for the SDGs, under its long-standing partnership with the University of Geneva and the Geneva-Tsinghua Initiative. UNITAR connects the event, for the first time, with the University Global Coalition (UGC) community, co-chairing the UGC Working Group on Open Innovation for the SDGs of global universities and academic institutions from around the world, together with the University of Geneva.

The Geneva Trialogue is open to the public. Registrations to the event are free. Feel free to extend the invitation to your network.

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