In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Economic and Social Council has decided to defer the STI Forum to 2021.

The STI Forum 2020 Call for Innovations was initiated by the UN in collaboration with Global Innovation Exchange. The Call is now closed. You can learn more about the call below. 

The Call seeks innovations that emphasize concrete action and transformative results, particularly through one or more of the six “entry points” identified in the Global Sustainable Development Report:


Selected innovations will be invited to take part in an exhibition at the STI Forum in New York 12-13 May 2020.
These entry points represent systems where strategic interventions can help address some of the trade-offs or tensions among goals that could hinder progress in achieving the 2030 Agenda. Innovations will be most likely to succeed in the current competition if they embody this “systems thinking” in the context of one or more of the entry points listed above. For example, increasing food security without undermining terrestrial biodiversity will require policies and actions that work across sectors and constituencies. Considering food and nutrition as a system can help lead toward these solutions.

The call is open to innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs and sustainability change agents worldwide.

All innovations submitted will be publicly featured in GIE’s searchable Innovation Directory here bringing additional exposure and other opportunities for innovators.


Review the Criteria for Consideration

STI Forum 2020 Call for Innovations

The STI Forum 2020 Call for Innovations is initiated by the United Nations in collaboration with Global Innovation Exchange. The call will be open and accepting applications until Tuesday, March 9, 2020.