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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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Dap Hartmann

Delft University of Technology
Associate Professor
Dap Hartmann (1960) has a PhD in Astronomy (Leiden, 1994).
From 1994-1998 he was Visiting Scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA.
Subsequently, he worked as a researcher at the University of Bonn and at the Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie in Bonn.
In 2003 he started a new career at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the field of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.
Since 2012 he is associate professor.
In his lecture series Turning Technology into Business, multi-disciplinary groups of master-level and PhD students analyze the commercial potential of new technologies developed at TU Delft.
Alumni of this course have founded more than 25 technology-based companies.
Dap Hartmann is five-time recipient (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014) of New Venture award for the best entrepreneurship education in the Netherlands.
In 2010 he received the Delft Entrepreneurial Motivator award.