Agenda 2030 discussed when Karolinska Institutet hosted UIDP Europe event
Earlier this summer UIDP in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet held a two-day event where strategic thinkers and leading practitioners met to discuss approaches for increasing innovation and building strong partnerships between universities, industry, and government. One of the invited speakers was Tobias Alfvén, who discussed how different sectors can contribute to the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) is an organization where representatives from top-tier innovation companies and world-class research universities meet and commit to active participation in pursuit of excellence in University-Industry collaboration and partnership.
In June the new multinational event UIDP Europe was held at Karolinska Institutet (KI). One of the sessions was UN Sustainable Development Goals: What They Mean for Triple Helix Efforts, where Professor Tobias Alfvén and Tim Bodley-Scott, Strategic Alliances Director at University College London, discussed how university-industry partnerships, sometimes in collaboration with governments address, the SDGs.
Tobias Alfvén is the co-chair of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health (CESH), a virtual centre developed jointly by Makerere University in Uganda and KI with the aim to develop capacity and mobilise actions to drive the agenda for sustainable health.
"We are in this together and all sectors have to contribute to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. We from academia have to be better at joining forces with other sectors. We work a lot on this within the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health, where the SDG synergies workshop model is one way to create a system to get this to happen” says Professor Alfvén.