STRINGS Survey: Steering Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs

We’re running a global survey to gather different views on how science, technology and innovation (STI) can support the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and we want to hear from you.

Billions of dollars are spent every year on STI but our understanding of how that investment supports the SDGs is limited. The survey is part of our work to improve this understanding and provide decision makers with evidence and tools to align STI with the SDGs to create a better, fairer and more sustainable world.

What does the survey involve?

In the survey we ask you to tell us which areas of STI you believe have the most potential to help achieve the SDGs. We ask you to focus on the SDGs you are most familiar with, and the survey will tailor itself to reflect your expertise.

How will it help to achieve a more sustainable world?

By taking part, you will be:

  • Building a picture of which STI should be prioritised in the next 10 years to achieve the SDGs
  • Making sure that different experiences, areas of expertise, disciplines and contexts are included in debates on what is funded and how, including yours!

Our findings will be shared with some of the world’s primary funders of science and innovation, international organisations, development agencies and foundations. Taking part in this survey is an opportunity for you to share your views with them.

More information about how your responses will be used and how the survey works are available at the link below.

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We are keen to receive responses from a wide range of people; please share the link widely among your contacts.

If you have any questions about the survey or our research, please contact us at

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