STRINGS Webinar Series

How does science, technology and innovation (STI) contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What are the synergies, competing priorities and trade-offs that shape their relationship? And how can we better steer global efforts to improve economic, social and planetary well-being through STI?

Join the STRINGS project team and distinguished guest speakers as they explore these questions and more, while presenting the latest research into the alignment and misalignment of STI and the SDGs.

Upcoming webinars

Upcoming webinars relating to STRINGS’ key discussions and findings will be announced soon.

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Past webinars

20 October 2020
How do evidence-based models contribute to the SDGs?

In the first of the STRINGS webinar series, Prof Joanna Chataway talks to Prof Geoff Mulgan CBE and Dr Erica Thompson about the complexities of modelling and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Different types of models are often used to guide complex policy action. But they are also often criticised as misleading and inaccurate, and lacking needed nuance and judgement.

How should models be used by policymakers, particularly those concerned with using science, technology and innovation to help achieve the SDGs? What are some of the pitfalls associated using modelling expertise? How can they be avoided?


Prof Geoff Mulgan CBE, UCL
Dr Erica Thompson, LSE
Prof Joanna Chataway, STRINGS co-investigator, UCL