Goal 9 encompasses three important aspects of sustainable development: infrastructure, industrialization and innovation. Infrastructure provides the basic physical systems and structures essential to the operation of a society or enterprise. Industrialization drives economic growth, creates job opportunities and thereby reduces income poverty. Innovation advances the technological capabilities of industrial sectors and prompts the development of new skills.

Aspects of the prevailing global economic environment have not been conducive to rapid progress on Sustainable Development Goal 9. While financing for economic infrastructure has increased in developing countries and impressive progress has been made in mobile connectivity, countries that are lagging behind, such as least developed countries, face serious challenges in doubling the manufacturing industry’s share of GDP by 2030, and investment in scientific research and innovation remains below the global average.

Member companies & Organizations


TheiShare AB produces digital locks for all types of segments. With our locks, any physical asset can be shared with others, all easy via the Frekis app. Rental businesses can be created with in few clicks. Our service includes leasing and selling capabilities once you obtain one of our locks. Any retailer or physical asset […]


SNITTS is a non-profit, member-driven organization for those active in the academic innovation support system. We offer a meeting place for professional development, exchange of experience and increased collaboration between actors within the entire innovation support system in Sweden. SNITT’s purpose is to strengthen the profession that works with innovation support activities, both through professional development […]


Cruise is building the world’s most advanced self-driving vehicles to safely connect people with the places, things, and experiences they care about. Since our 2013 founding in San Francisco, we have hired over 1,600 talented individuals and have raised $9.25B+ from General Motors, Honda, Microsoft, Softbank, T. Rowe Price, and others. Through our partnerships with […]

Malvern Panalytical

We create superior, customer-focused solutions and services which deliver tangible economic impact through chemical, physical and structural analysis of materials. Underpinned by extensive industry knowledge and technical and applications expertise, Malvern Panalytical instruments help users better understand a wide variety of materials, from proteins and polymers to metals and building materials. Our technologies are used […]


Prepublica assists people and organizations in becoming purpose-driven and making a social impact Moving past “greenwashing” and “purpose-driven marketing” to do real good just got easier. With us, you get to unleash your best work and set yourself in the direction of making a real difference. Understand the strengths and potential of your company, the […]


Creating a better future with drones We use drone photos as data to create a better future for our clients, people & the planet! 1 drone map = 1000 photos = 1 000 000 words  

ALDC Partnership

We are leaders in the areas of sustainable business strategy, digital financial services, social impact innovation, cutting edge technology and infrastructure transformation. We boost real value and accelerate growth and transitions for small, mid-sized and large companies, banks and institutions, private and public. We use powerful tools to accelerate the world’s attempt to rebuild trust, […]

Plastic Bank

Plastic Bank is an economic development firm that empowers disenfranchised communities to exchange any type of plastic for currency. Plastic Bank builds and activates recycling infrastructure in the world’s poorest regions. Residents are invited to earn a stable income stream by exchanging plastic material. Ocean-bound plastic is collected and returned for cash, digital currency, healthcare […]


IntegraNet is a non-profit organization, started in 2016, which deals with media activities and aims to introduce Swedish culture, customs, laws and traditions to new arrivals and asylum seekers in a media-based way, and also to accelerate the Swedish language.   IntegraNet focuses on a number of issues, of which: Assist with support for the […]


We show entrepreneurs how accelerate to the next level. We help corporate leaders implement the startup mindset to grow fast again. And by bringing entrepreneurs and executives together, we supercharge innovation for both. Desifer works with innovation in two ways: innovation advisory teams for established firms and a pre-seed accelerator for startups. We team up […]