With their know-how and innovative strength, Austrian companies can contribute to the SDGs and at the same time create new business opportunities. In the workshop “Business Opportunity Sustainability”, which Spirit Design held together with ICEP at the Upper Austrian Future Forum at voestalpine Stahlwelt, innovative market-based solutions were developed with the help of design thinking based on the challenge of plastic waste in Thailand. 45 expert presentations and workshops inspired and motivated the 400 participants at the two-day Upper Austrian Future Forum to deal intensively with future issues such as sustainability.
With the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations is calling for a joint solution to global challenges such as poverty, urbanization and climate change. Companies have a decisive role to play in this. With innovative technologies, products or services, they can contribute to the SDGs and at the same time create new business opportunities. Together with companies from industry, consulting and the financial sector, solutions for the challenges were developed and discussed in 3 groups.