THE OPEN INNOVATION HUB FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
OUR CORE VALUES
CONNECTING KNOWLEDGE WITH OPPORTUNITY, FOR GOOD
ENABLING PARTNERSHIPS TO TACKLE GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Global challenges are nearly impossible to tackle when established experts and upstart innovators work in silos. If research and technology organizations, governments, NGOs, and the private sector could collaborate on global challenges more easily, lasting solutions would certainly come more quickly. SAIRA aims to make that happen.
SHAPING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
We are the primary platform for international collaborations where challenges, innovative ideas, and expertise in R&D are matched to develop innovative solutions that contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
BACKED BY THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT
SAIRA – The Open Innovation Hub for Sustainable Development is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) supported the development and technical implementation of the platform.
IMPLEMENTING SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
We gather, strengthen, and champion a global innovation ecosystem to facilitate the development and deployment of technological solutions that have an impact on sustainable development.
ABOUT THE NAME
WHAT SAIRA STANDS FOR
‘SAIRA’ stands for Sustainability, Access, Innovation, Research, and Application. Five words that define what we do. Our name and logo stand for simplicity. We are committed to keeping things transparent and efficient.