UN Sustainable Development Goals - 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure


Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure.


Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is the primary source of income generation, allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides the technological solutions to environmentally sound industrialization. Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.


Read more about this goal on the website of the United Nations.

How do the Dutch universities work on this development goal?

Delft University of Technology, Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam

Eindhoven University of Technology

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Leiden University

Radboud University I

Radboud University II

Radboud University III

TU Delft I

TU Delft II

Twente University
University of Amsterdam