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.


… The ‘SDGs Laboratory Learning Journey’ describes the experience gained from designing, planning, implementing and evaluating SDGs laboratories, namely...

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Jointly with the Erasmus+ project ASKFOOD, we will be hosting an online event on 20th of May from 2-4...

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… our panel discussion “SDGs Labs – joint forces between business and academia”, taking place on November 24th, from...

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We submitted our Interim Report to the EC – isn’t it crazy that already half of our project time...

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…and are working hard to boost our SDGs Innovation and Co-learning Labs forward – do you know already that...

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… all the faces behind SDGs Labs? Over the next months, we will use our social media channels 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!


Aurelia Brida
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