Engineering for Sustainable Development Forum: 29-30 September

Engineering for Sustainable Development Forum: 29-30 September


     21 July 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the EU Horizon 2020 programme both establish an optimal framework for collaboration between the public and private sectors in order to achieve more efficient solutions to global sustainable development.

The Engineering for Sustainable Development Forum, a unique event in Andalusia which will take place on the 29th and 30th of September 2016, aims to provide a benchmark forum for knowledge exchanges in the field of sustainable development.

The Forum is aimed at researchers, private sector entities, public organizations and civil society members with an interest in the fields of sustainable development, climate change, renewable energy, water management, sustainable mobility, social entrepreneurship and sustainable funding.

Forum areas:


  • Energy

Sustainable Development Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

  • Water and Sanitation

Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

  • Smart Cities and Sustainable Housing

Sustainable Development Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

  • Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility

Sustainable Development Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

  • Financing for Sustainable Development

Horizon 2020

During the second day of our Forum, all participants will be invited to find potential partners for the next Horizon 2020 call for proposals. Meeting rooms will be available for exchanging ideas, networking and outlining joint proposals. This can be a great opportunity to establish synergies among individuals and organizations, allowing a larger number of projects to move forward and become a reality.

What is Horizon 2020?

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever. It will lead to more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Almost €80 billion of funding is available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private and national public investment that this money will attract. Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that investment in research and innovation is essential for Europe’s future and so put it at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this by coupling research to innovation and focusing on three key areas: excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges.

How to sign up

Attendance is free of charge for students, university teaching and administrative staff, and academic organizations.

You can view comprehensive information in English, the full programme, and sign up via the Engineering for Sustainable Development Forum website: