Bringing sustainability to the agribusiness and food production sector
by bringing higher education and business together

Project Overview

SDGs Labs aims to build a culture of collaboration and knowledge exchange between business and higher education institutes with the goal of holistic incorporation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into modern business practices of the agribusiness and food production sector.

Over the course of the project, universities, businesses, NGOs and start-up incubators, alike, will work closely together to accomplish this in 2 main objectives.


Translate the abstract SDGs into practical business solutions for actors all along the supply chain in the agribusiness and food production sector.


Build on our experience in the project to develop a curriculum and co-learning environments for future collaborations.

As knowledge sharing is our mission, our results will be available online as open-access, along with extra curricula and teaching material designed for higher education institutions and start-up incubators.


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – 17 in total – provide a consistent and universally accepted framework for addressing sustainability in the 21st century. The agribusiness and food production sector is particularly relevant as it has the potential to deliver more than 25% of the 169 targets of the SDGs.

The UN, creator of the goals, defines the SDGs as “a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity”. For more information, check out the UN website.


…and we are starting with a conference in Portugal, which will be hosted by our consortium partner CEIFAcoop together...

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…we are even working today to submit our WP1 report, which will soon also be available for free on...

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… and it’s time to meet again, this time in Northern Germany, where our scientific co-lead, the University of...

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… as a good practice sample of an Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance project and invited to present SDGs Labs at...

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… the focus group results are transcribed. Now we are merging all the findings for our work package one...

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… to present at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). Our scientific co-lead, the university of Vechta, is...

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As of January 2019, SDGs Labs is in full swing as an Eramus+ Knowledge Alliance project.
The project team is composed out of 8 organizations in 4 European countries: Austria, Germany, Italy and Portugal. The consortium consists of three universities, three businesses, one start-up hub and one NGO.


If you want to know more about the project feel free to contact us!


Danijela Grubnic
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien, Austria

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