YouÔÇÖve got a smart, original idea on technology that holds potential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? You are researching new technologies that will impact the achievement of the SDGs? Take up the challenge!

Join the G-STIC 2017 Student & Research Challenges, which are launched to encourage students and researchers to come up with innovative ideas on new technological solutions that hold great potential for achieving the SDGs. These Challenges provide you with a unique opportunity to join the dialogue on technologies for the SDGs.

After registering, you will be invited to submit a pitch - including a short video pitch - within any of the 9 technology themes addresses by the G-STIC 2017 Conference.

As a participant, you will not just be invited to pitch your ideas related to any of the 9 technology themes addressed by the G-STIC 2017 conference. You will also be given the opportunity to join the peer review process, and elect the winning pitch within your theme. All winners of the Student & Research Challenges will be invited to participate for free in the G-STIC 2017 (Brussels, Belgium - October 23-25), where you can meet and discuss with international science, technology & innovation experts.

More information can be found in the G-STIC 2017 Student & Research Challenges flyer.

Who can join?

The G-STIC 2017 Student Challenge is open to all undergraduate and (post)graduate students. PhD students and junior researchers whose research work is involved with any of the technology themes addressed at G-STIC2017, are welcome to join the G-STIC 2017 Research Challenge.


February 15th - May 15th:

- Register online

- Access to online pitch platform

- Submit your pitch

May 15th - June 30th:

- Participate in online peer review