About

inno4sd.net is a network that brings together key stakeholders who are interested in innovation for sustainable development


The Innovation for Sustainable Development Network (inno4sd.net) aims to consolidate the global communities of eco-innovation and social innovation and foster collaboration and knowledge sharing by bringing people together from all sectors related to the green inclusive economy, sustainability and innovation. It is an action-oriented network which will support the practical application of solutions to stimulate transformative change and support sustainable development, worldwide.

The inno4sd network aims to advance the state-of-the-art in innovation for sustainable development by:

Reducing fragmentation by connecting multiple networks

    inno4sd mobilises global actors to reduce fragmentation in the sustainability and innovation communities. By building a network-of-networks (networks, entities, programmes and individuals), inno4sd will avoid duplication of effort, harmonise definitions across different cultures, manage conflicting interests and trade-offs and increase a common awareness of how innovation can support sustainability. The network will increase the visibility of the work done by its members, and open opportunities for discussion and collaboration, worldwide.

    Supporting knowledge connectivity for collaboration and co-generation

      inno4sd is an open network which seeks to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing by bringing people together from all sectors related to sustainability and innovation. Through symposia, networking events and webinars, inno4sd supports co-generation of knowledge, finding new ways to overcome barriers to sustainable development between policy-makers, academia, research and business.

      Engaging policy-makers, businesses, and researchers to enact change

        inno4sd is an action-oriented network which will support the practical application of solutions to stimulate transformative change. inno4sd provides access to policy reviews, guidelines and briefs on how to set policy frameworks for sustainability, promotes case studies on policy and business best practices, and provides practitioner-focused webinars, trainings and services. inno4sd engages actors worldwide through an online knowledge platform, which includes a networking and discussion tool for sustainability practitioners.

        Our leadership.

        The inno4sd steering board oversees the activities and decision making of the inno4sd network.  Profiles of the steering members, non-executive staff and volunteers are included in the section 'TEAMS'

        During the period March 2015 to January 2029 inno4sd was coordinated by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO.

        About our Carbon Footprint.

        At inno4sd we have adopted strict guidelines to reduce our environmental, water and carbon footprints. This is applicable to our services, operations, infrastructure, events, suppliers and travel. We also adhere to all relevant sustainability, equality an human right international conventions.

        The inno4sd website is hosted by a energy efficient cloud hosting service. Our web developer and provider Darkpony (https://www.darkpony.com/homep...) has guaranteed a continuous hosting of the inno4sd website until the year 2028. Our website is hosted by Iomart’sdata centre with ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 50001:2011 certification, based in London UK (Certifications can be obtained in the following Link)