Technology Platform Compendium
The online platform is an integral part of the broader Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM).
A gateway to existing STI initiatives, mechanisms and programmes within and beyond the United Nations
UN Member States agreed that the online platform will “establish a comprehensive mapping of, and serve as a gateway for, information on existing science, technology and innovation initiatives, mechanisms and programmes, within and beyond the United Nations,” “facilitate access to information, knowledge and experience, as well as best practices and lessons learned, on science, technology and innovation facilitation initiatives and policies” and “facilitate the dissemination of relevant open access scientific publications generated worldwide”.
The operationalization of the Online Platform is supported by 43 UN agencies working together under the umbrella of the IATT (Inter-Agency Task Team), and the multi-stakeholder group of 10 experts appointed by the Secretary General, as part of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism or TFM.
Since 2016, the annual STI Forum has convened stakeholders from across the world who have shared their knowledge, technology solutions and innovations for accelerating progress towards the SDGs. Many have also participated in expert level meetings and discussions towards these ends, and have share their web-platforms that help to access their resources.
Publications and Knowledge Resources
OpenAIRE’s mission is closely linked to the mission of the European Commission: to provide unlimited, barrier free, open access to research.
The Publications on UNU-MERIT website provides a way for users to search and download the research resources published by or related.
"Is the UNFCCC web-platform for all information related to climate technology. ""Aims to enhance technology cooperation for action. "
Its aim is to provide a register of activities carried out by governments, international organizations, the private sector, civil society and other.
World Science Forum was first summoned in 2003 in Budapest as an event initiated by HAS, UNESCO and ICSU in the frame of the UNESCO
CASEarth aims to develop a data sharing platform for big data and cloud services, to cater for the modern data intensive scientific applications for resource management, environmental sciences, and other related areas.
Technology Solutions
WIPO Match is a free online tool used to match seekers of specific intellectual property (IP)-related development needs with potential
Green Technology Bank (GTB) aims to facilitate innovation on advanced green technologies, scale up low-carbon solutions for environmental.
The EEN is a network of networks, with 600 member organisations, that provides support for small and medium enterprises in the areas of international partnerships, business internationalization, export growth, and innovation.
Yet2 is a marketplace for open innovation resources, operating through a multi-function search platform
Financial Resources and Matchmaking
Unite Ideas is a United Nations platform that mobilizes data scientists, programmers, designers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide to create open source technology solutions to advance human wellbeing and development
The GSSD Expo is a platform showcasing development solutions and identifying concrete ways to scale them up through South-South and triangular cooperation
“Sharing Innovative Experiences” is a tool to support quality documentation of Southern development experiences.
South-South World offers stakeholders the opportunity to share the knowledge and skills and to access a broad range of existing South-South Cooperation mechanisms and solutions in the Africa, Arab States, Europe and CIS regions.
WIPO GREEN is an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and diffusion of green technologies by connecting technology and service providers with those seeking innovative solutions
WIPO Re:Search catalyzes the development of medical products for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis through innovative research partnerships and knowledge sharing.
The European Space Agency (ESA) provides a search platform for all space-related solutions with relevance to the SDGs.
Global Innovation Exchange (GIE) is a global development technology platform for innovations, funding, and insights
Capacity Development and others
IAEA CONNECT is a platform to promote capacity building, facilitate collaboration and share of information and experience among implementers, operators, regulators and Member States representatives
The CTCN promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries.
The eTISC is a social media and knowledge management platform, which connects the Technology and Innovation Support Centers world-wide so to foster collaboration, exchange of information/news and lessons learned.
The UN Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL) promote the use of innovative technology to solve some of humanity's most pressing challenges
Start-Up Nation Central is an independent non-profit that builds bridges to Israeli innovation, connecting business, government, and NGO leaders from around the world with Israeli innovation
The Innovation Policy Platform (IPP) provides practitioners around the world with comprehensive information and collective learning about innovation policy in developed and developing countries.