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Welcome to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14- September - 5 October 2021.
ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

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Ed Mitchell

European Synchrotron
Head of Business Development

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Edward Mitchell (Head of Business Development, The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, ESRF, www.esrf.eu) had his initial training at Oxford University working on his DPhil thesis on molecular biophysics, and using the Daresbury Synchrotron Radiation Source in the UK. Since then he has spent over 25 years at the ESRF in various projects, including macromolecular crystallography beamline design and construction, Project Leader for the preparation of the €250m ESRF Upgrade Programme and General Manager for the international Partnership for Structural Biology.

He is now charged with the Business Development Office of the ESRF, which has a rapidly growing role in opening the door of the ESRF for industry via services, licensing and manufacture of high performance instrumentation, as well as collaboration through European and national funding programmes.

Beyond industry relations, Ed has recently been Coordinator of the Horizon2020 "OPEN SESAME" project, continuing Europe’s long-time support to Middle Eastern SESAME light source during its final commissioning and first user operations. The ESRF is proud to count South Africa as a partner country and the ESRF hosted the first African Light Source conference in 2015, for which Ed was the local organiser and he is now a member of the African Light Source Foundation’s Executive Committee, which is working actively to see a light source built in Africa for African research.

Friday, September 17

3:00pm CEST

Monday, September 20

3:00pm CEST

Wednesday, September 22

12:00pm CEST

3:00pm CEST

Thursday, September 23

10:00am CEST

Friday, September 24

3:00pm CEST

Tuesday, September 28

4:00pm CEST

Thursday, September 30

8:45am CEST