About our Footprint

About the origins of inno4sd

The inno4sd was created in the year 2015 as part of the work programme of the H2020 Green.eu project.

The work programme of the H2020 Green.eu project was designed to identify and consolidate the global knowledge around eco-innovation, green economy and sustainable development. While having a European focus, it was designed to create a network and an online platform for the integration and sharing of knowledge around innovation, strategies and policies into sustainable development actions, worldwide.

inno4sd has been initiated by a number of senior scholars and practitioners working at leading European institutions at the fore-front of policy-oriented research in the area eco-innovation and green economy.


About our impact.

Our activities aims at having a global, regional, local and/or thematic impact. We are interested disseminating knowledge and promoting actions and change through innovation and entrepreneurship. We aim at creating at impact in support to for a green an inclusive circular economy and a blue/sustainable oceans economy. In particular, our activities support: 

  • the 2030 agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • the Paris Agreement,
  • the Aichi targets of Biodiversity and the post 2020 agenda,
  • the Kyoto Protocol.
  • The Edmonton Declaration for city-led innovation in support to climate action, and,
  • other sustainability-related global agreements where innovative solutions are greatly needed.

About our leadership and governance.

The inno4sd steering board oversees the activities and decision making of the inno4sd network.  It is composed of senior staff of inno4sd founding partner organisations. 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 members

inno4sd is a multi-stakeholder network, think-thank and policy platform. Our network members are individuals and entities from many different spheres of work around innovation policy, scholarly and practice. It includes individual and institutional members in academia, science, research, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, business support, civil society / not-for profit. private, local/ regional/ national governments, parliaments, aid, and multilateral entities.

About our strategic plan.

The inno4sd Steering Board is currently working in the development of a global strategic programme for the period 2020-2025. A prospectus with a description of our past results, current activities and future plans is available from the following LINK.

A brochure with a description of our activities in the period 2015-2018 can be obtained from the following LINK.

About our own sustainability profile.

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)