MAKING THE SDGs OUR BUSINESS

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.

SDGs LABs CLOSING EVENT SERIES

Throughout whole December, we will be carrying out a series of events as our SDGs Labs project is slowly coming to an end and we want to use this opportunity to share and highlight all the learnings we had on the road in the past three years.

To make this happen we joint forces in our four project countries and designed several formats for you – from expert talks and panel discussions with other exciting European projects, inspiring business partners and pioneers we met on the way, as well as sessions that allow you first hand experiences of our SDGs Labs Academies Platform which will be launched right before the kick-off of the events.

By participating in our events, you not only get the chance to explore practical methods and tools that help you implement in the SDGs within your own organization, university or business, but we also invited European experts and role models to share their journey and learnings with you on how to make the SDGs your and our business.

You can register for all our events for free and join them online from all over the world.

Further details on the events as well as the registration links will follow in the next days.

WHY THE SDGs?

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.

News

… 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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WHO IS SDGs LABs?

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.

CONTACT

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

PROJECT COORDINATION

Aurelia Brida
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien, Austria

aurelia.brida@wu.ac.at

AUSTRIA

Hannah Frost
Vienna University of Economics and Business

hannah.frost@wu.ac.at

GERMANY

Lukas Scherak
University of Vechta

sdgslabs@uni-vechta.de

ITALY

Johanna Bernhardt
Terra Institute

j.bernhardt@terra-institute.eu

PORTUGAL

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

asa@utad.pt