To facilitate transition to a society that is human-focused and sustains the environment through innovation and cross-domain global synergies.
To provide sustainable alternatives to local communities and businesses by leveraging technology, business innovation and cross-domain global cooperation.
Focus on UN SDGs
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created as a reference framework for people to find focus and help solve environmental problems. To this end we have selected the following SDGs as our core focus: SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 11, SDG 13, and SDG 14.
Placing human beings at the core of productive systems
Technology and business innovation as key ingredients for building sustainable alternatives
Positive approach — challenges as potential opportunities
Empower interdisciplinary collaboration to gain a better understanding and advance faster
Global perspective and inclusion — each contribution is precious to build sustainable alternatives
Integrity and loyalty to stakeholders and communities
Our society is undergoing global radical changes with threats of escalating climate changes harming communities and the ecosystem services that sustain us, but also new opportunities thanks to rapid technological advancements and digital transformations.
In order to prevent future catastrophic consequences it is urgent to remodulate our social and productive activities to make them sustainable, thus placing environmental protection and human beings at the core of decision-making. Business and technological innovation along with a more effective cooperation across organizations can speed up such a complex and challenging transition.
As the challenges are already global and we all experience climate changes individually, we must join efforts and share cross-domain competences beyond silos to strengthen and speed up the transition for a sustainable future.
Built on these considerations, ecoSurge employs an interdisciplinary approach that is local and global at the same time, thus paying attention to local communities and their most compelling issues without losing sight of the global picture, its trends and opportunities.
ecoSurge will foster interdisciplinary synergies across organizations around the world (e.g., NGOs, academia, SMEs, public institutes and individual experts), leveraging local initiatives, and sharing competences, experiences and successful cases to gain a better understanding and propose effective alternatives/actions.
Daniela Tulone, Ph.D.