The previous post mentioned from a general point of view, the added value that SDGs bring to companies. This post will get deeper into how Innomnium understands the viability of projects linked to the SDGs.
Entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability are the main points of the initiatives projected by the Foundation, the main focus being Chapter 17 of the ODS. Indeed, establishing alliances and "win-win" relationships (all members benefit) between knowledge agents to develop collaborative projects, is the catalyst from which the other 16 objectives will be possible.
The European Union guides us to the way we have to follow in front the typology of projects of general interest. The new ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and Cohesion Funds, for the period 2021-2027, will allocate between 65 and 85% of the resources to the Smarter Europe and Greener Europe objectives. Therefore, the conceptual basis of such projects must merge ecological balance with digital technologies. This is correct whatever the magnitude of the project is.
A common feature of projects will have to be the generation of economies of scale with local origin and global vision. Therefore, the integration in the projects of the agents of the quadruple helix -academic, public, private and civic fields- is indispensable to achieve the sustainability of the ecosystems.
The Government of the Generalitat approved in 2017 the INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) through which it voluntarily commits to the United Nations to achieve a 40% reduction in GHG (GreenHouse Gas) emissions by 2030 compared to 2005.
The 2030 Agenda marks the path of "what”, 'how” and “for what" of the new projects, in which partnerships and collective interests becomes fundamental to pass "from the letter to the music".
As conclusion, projects must meet the following 4 prerequisites to be able in the future: win-win partnership alliances, local mission with global vision, ecological balance and digital technologies and integration of the agents of the "fivefold helix".