UNITING THE WORLD OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

ABOUT WAITRO

THE GLOBAL INNOVATION FAMILY

Founded under the auspices of the United Nations system and with consultative status with many of UN specialized agencies, WAITRO is the largest global network of research and technology organizations (RTOs). It provides a wide range of services and programs to foster R&D capacities and facilitate the transfer of technologies around the globe. For members and partners, WAITRO creates incentives to collaborate and drive sustainable development.

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.

THE HISTORY OF WAITRO

FOUNDED IN 1970 BY UNIDO

WAITRO has been playing a vital role in uniting the world of research and development by creating a common platform for RTOs to promote industrial research and development.

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