The application of scientific discoveries and novel technologies that would address contemporary global challenges are at the forefront of GU8’s work in this area. These endeavours are focused on energy and environment, food and water, and health and wellbeing.
Large-scale applications of information technology, robotics and artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology, space technology and others, provide the underpinnings to progress the agenda. The Consortium is also keen to explore the socio-economic feasibility and complex interactions in the deployment of advanced technologies.
The focus is on innovation and innovative strategies that lead to the development of disruptive technologies to bring about a real transformation in the ways we think and address the challenges facing us.