Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021

12-15 June, 2021 – Brisbane, Australia and Online

The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) is the world’s first transdisciplinary gathering in sustainability – it will be a space of fierce advocacy for sustainability scholarship and innovation, collaboration and action.

This is an annual event that unites global leaders, experts, industry and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation.

Australia, who hosts the Congress in 2021, plays a unique role in the global community as a conduit between the Global North and the Global South, and indigenous peoples and traditional sustainability practices. The local hosting consortium features academia, government, and private sector partners from Brisbane and the State of Queensland to meet the breadth of the SRI2021 agenda.


Investing in Sustainability, Research, and Innovation


Connecting diverse knowledge systems, academia with a range of stakeholders, policy prescribers with informed constituencies, funders across sectors, and innovators with clientele.


Creating robust communities of practice, supporting cross-sectoral funder dialogue and action, and connecting local implementation with global frameworks.


Building capacity in understanding, co-developing and co-implementing sustainable solutions, supporting legacy learning, exploring viral communications approaches and enhancing transparency through open data and open access.


Sharing lessons learned and best practices, building a meta-synthetic understanding of sustainability, co-developing metrics for evaluation of sustainable development and investment, demonstrating innovative solutions to achieve the SDGs, publishing in diverse accessible media outlets for maximum uptake and dissemination.