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 different stakeholders involved in agribusiness and food production with the goal of holistic incorporation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into modern business practices of the sector.

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

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

Developing innovative methods, tools and co-learning environments for future collaborations.


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.


…from 12th to 14th February 2020 and was the second of four events about Climate Change that our consortium...

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Johanna Bernhardt from Terra Institute got the chance to talk about our project with the German Federal association of...

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… that help you implement the SDGs in the daily life of the agribusiness and food production sector? Then...

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…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 you can download it for free to find out more about the potentials and struggles aligned to...

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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, two businesses, one start-up incubator, one non-profit cooperative 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


Hannah Frost
Vienna University of Economics and Business


Lukas Scherak
University of Vechta


Johanna Bernhardt
Terra Institute


Artur Sá
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro