Sustainable horizons: Does our future depend on science?


Brussels, Belgium

On 7 February 2023, the Science|Business Network and international research and innovation leaders will convene for a unique set of debates: first, to explore the science and tech agendas to bring planetary sustainability goals within reach, and second, to address some of the fundamental tensions at the interface between the two, including:

  • Which role for research and innovation in pursuit of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals?
  • Will Horizon Europe make a tangible difference, and how will today’s crises influence the rest of its strategic agenda?
  • Are the green and digital transitions truly compatible, and how to manage the potential risks and unintended consequences of pursuing both in parallel?
  • Where will boundary lines be drawn between international cooperation and national interests in sustainability-related domains, not least around technology sovereignty?
  • Can foresight help research and innovation decision-makers agree on what to prioritise, and how to align investment with longer-term impacts and outcomes?

Jean-Marc Bourez, CEO of EIT Health, will be participating in a session entitled “Crisis management: Delivering sustainable responses to unforeseen shocks – Health”, alongside Ole Petter Ottersen, Toomas Asser and David Elvira.

Find out more and register now.