The Goals of Science

ICGEB’s “The Goals of Science”

A series of videos that recount stories on basic research in biotechnology and the positive impact on sustainable development for the good of society.

ICGEB Trieste, Italy: we follow six success stories featuring our researchers, scientists, and students who explain how basic research can lead to solutions which create a better world, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030 and the ICGEB Strategic Plan.

The “Goals of Science” videos have been produced – in Italian and English – in the context of a project funded by the Autonomous Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, with partners, Vicino/Lontano, the Municipality of Trieste and the Pietro Pittini Foundation.

The full documentary was first screened at the Trieste Next Festival of Scientific Research in Piazza Unità d’Italia. The episodes – in English and Italian – are now being released on ICGEB’s YouTube channel.

ICGEB is a unique Scientific Research Organisation working in Biotechnology and has structured its activities around six of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: zero world hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, clean and affordable energy, industrial and infrastructure innovation, and collaboration for the goals. The goal for gender equality is present across all its activities.

ICGEB is also contributing and working with partners for the International Year of Basic Science for Sustainable Development IYBSSD.

Once complete, the “Goals of Science” playlist will include 12 videos, comprising episodes from ICGEB New Delhi and ICGEB Cape Town and will represent a body of work showcasing our research, as a single Organisation across three continents, for sustainable development.

Further reading:

Showing of the first episode at the Vicino/Lontano festival in Udine