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MAKING THE SDGs OUR BUSINESS
Bringing sustainability to the agribusiness and food production sector
by bringing higher education and business together
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.
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.
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.
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, three businesses, one start-up hub and one NGO.
If you want to know more about the project feel free to contact us!