The IMPACT.global summit is going to take place in Vienna for the first time in early 2018.
The most promising projects working on solving Global Grand Challenges will be presented at the two-day festival in Vienna, Austria. A selection of innovations will be presented and keynote speakers from around the globe will give talks.
These two days are fuelled with business meetings, industry insights, successful collaboration cases and inspiring innovations.
IMPACT.global in a nutshell
IMPACT.global is a program designed to support innovative solutions tackling Global Grand Challenges.
With annual events we support the most promising projects. We connect them with corporations, organisations, investors as well as passionate individuals (scientists, visionaries, entrepreneurs, change makers, etc.).
Following the first international conference, we will hold regular workshops and offer additional services, promote innovative solutions, foster their implementation and development as well as enable financing opportunities.
We are a global network and a platform for initiatives providing the world with innovative and sustainable solutions.
Tackling Global Grand Challenges
Based on the research conducted by Singularity University we are facing 12 major challenges. The GGCs (listed below) are interrelated and interdependent. Each GGC is framed by the overarching end-state that is felt achievable.
Effective and efficient disaster risk reduction, emergency response, and rehabilitation that saves lives and livelihoods, minimizes economic loss, and builds resilience both globally and locally.
Ample, accessible and sustainable energy for the needs of humanity.
Sustainable and equitable stewardship of Earth’s ecosystems for optimal functioning both globally and locally.
Consumption of sufficient, safe and nutritious food to maintain healthy and active lives for all people at all times..
Equitable participation of all people in formal and societal governance in accordance with principles of justice and individual rights; free from discrimination and identity-based prejudices; and able to meet the needs of an exponentially changing world.
Optimal physical and mental health, including access to cost effective prevention, early diagnosis, and personalized therapy for individuals and communities.
Access to information and experiences that build knowledge and skills for all people at all stages of their lives for personal fulfillment and benefit to society.
Equitable access to economic and other opportunities for self-fulfillment where all people are free from poverty.
Safety of all people from physical and psychological harm, including in virtual worlds; and protection of physical, financial, digital systems.
Secure, safe and sustainable shelter for residence, recreation, and industry for all people at all times.
Safe and equitable use, and stewardship of, space resources and technologies for the benefit of humanity and our future as a multi-planetary species.
Ample and safe water for consumption, sanitation, industry, and recreation for all people at all times.
Tell us about your project
Whether you tackle Global Grand Challenges as an individual or as a team – you have come to the right place. IMPACT.global is an ecosystem for projects and solutions contributing to a better future. We are keen to learn more about you and your way to make it happen.
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Ours can be the first generation to end poverty – and the last generation to address climate change before it is too late.
Ban Ki Moon, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations