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Grand Societal Challenges

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out the biggest global challenges such as health threats, food and water scarcity, discrimination and poverty. Technological development in collaboration between research and business is key to meeting these goals.

Sustainability as a Business

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) for 2030 constitute a strong predictor for future changes in focus of countries and markets. Hence, the SDG’s may serve as a unique opportunity for businesses to place sustainability at their strategic agendas. The High Tech Summit 2018 will feature a number of prominent key note speakers from industry and the UN.

Grand Societal Challenges

Grand Societal Challenges

Universities as Enablers for Tech Solutions

Digitization has spurred a rapid development in many sectors of society including housing, education, electricity, healthcare, infrastructure etc. However, we have yet to see a cross-sectorial development where different sectors become integrated yielding even higher benefits. Universities can play a key role as enablers of solutions that respect privacy, data ethics and social responsibility.

Tech Solutions for Health, Food & Smart Cities

The rapid growth of cities across the globe poses challenges, which urge use of data collection from sensors, smartphones etc. in order to develop intelligent and sustainable solutions. This is known as “Smart Cities”. Similar developments are seen in Digital Health and in the food industry, where Smart Food encompasses novel methods of manufacturing and personalization for optimal human health and nutrition.

Grand Societal Challenges

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