Uniting the World of Research and Development

About Us 

Creating Opportunities

Founded under the auspices of the United Nations system and with consultative status with many of its specialized agencies, WAITRO provides a wide range of services that foster R&D capacities and facilitate the transfer of technologies around the globe. For our members and partners, we create incentives and integrated approaches to start collaborations that respond to the complexity of the transformation necessary for sustainable development. From opening WAITRO’s Open Innovation Hub SAIRA and its services for companies, start-ups and organizations, to the participation in programs and the co-hosting and co-organization of events, we are committed to creating opportunities for our members and partners.

Mission

To facilitate action-oriented science, technology and innovation partnerships among members that contribute to sustainable development.

Objectives

International Partnerships
To facilitate equal and long-term partnerships between members and partners
To facilitate equal and long-term partnerships between members and partners
Technology Transfer
To enable the development and the transfer of (sustainable) technologies and know-how
To enable the development and the transfer of (sustainable) technologies and know-how
Capacity Development
To strengthen institutional capacities and individual capabilities in science, technology and innovation
To strengthen institutional capacities and individual capabilities in science, technology and innovation
Sustainable Development
To contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
To contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Vision

WAITRO is the leading global network of research and technology organizations that enables transformation for a sustainable future.

Research Areas

Our members conduct R&D across a broad variety of sectors
ENERGY
WASTE MANAGEMENT & ENVIRONMENT
AGRICULTURE
FOOD & NUTRITION
WATER
SANITATION
LIFE SCIENCE & BIOTECHNOLOGY
HEALTH & MEDICINE
MOBILITY & TRANSPORT
INFRASTRUCTURE & CITIES
VALUE CHAIN MANAGEMENT
PRODUCTION
MATERIALS & SURFACES
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
STANDARDIZATION
SECURITY & PROTECTION
EDUCATION
KNOWLEDGE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT