9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
Universities are well-positioned to support SDG 9, “Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure,” through various actions. They can promote innovation by conducting research in various fields and collaborating with industry partners to develop cutting-edge technologies and solutions. Universities can offer academic programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, fostering a talent pool equipped to drive industrialization and innovation. Through technology transfer programs, they can facilitate the commercialization of research discoveries and innovations. Furthermore, universities can contribute to infrastructure development by providing expertise in sustainable urban planning, transportation, and construction practices. By fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship (, and by forging partnerships with industry and government, universities can play a crucial role in building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation for the benefit of society and the environment.