Industries – citizens – governments – and academics must collaborate better if we are to have any chance of overcoming the long list of global grand challenges that threaten the future of humanity. Innovators Magazine, a onepoint5media publication, is committed to showcasing and connecting cross-sector pioneers passionate about impacting the UN Global Goals. We want to inspire collaboration between ecosystems – and help develop mindsets – that lead to an increase in actions dedicated to delivering the .

Our news site features information on events and initiatives you can get involved with, as well as stories, expert insight and podcasts on the industries transforming our world – tailored to engage stakeholders and the general public with the defining issues of our time, such as the climate crisis, rising hunger levels, and poverty. We produce event editions, commissioned by partners who want to share their messages with the audiences that attend the major global events we media partner with. We also produce a quarterly, created in collaboration with Knowledge4Innovation; and organise events in Europe, and worldwide, to bring people and ideas together – all with the goal of inspiring actions that tackle global grand challenges.

The UN Global Goals, labelled the ‘blueprint for a better future’, are something we are passionate about promoting and using as a unifying vision that can bring everyone together in a bid to build a better world. To celebrate their importance, and encourage others to work for the Goals, we partnered to deliver the world’s first cross sector and international  awards, held in Glasgow, where big brands including Budweiser and Barclays, along with some of the world’s most exciting startups, won recognition for innovations impacting the Goals. We look forward to holding more events focused on the  to help support the aim of achieving them by 2030.

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Established in 2015, the year the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted, Innovators Magazine aims to inspire cross-sector, cross-society action that can help solve the world’s biggest challenges.

The Magazine is committed to supporting – as well as showcasing – the growth of the innovation economy. In November 2016, we signed the Knowledge for Innovation (K4I) European Pact for Innovation in the European Parliament, to support collaboration – the lifeblood of innovation – across all industries. In 2018, we held Global Game Changers, in partnership with Newsquest; one of the first in the world to recognise cross sector innovators impacting the UN Global Goals. We also hosted Glasgow’s first City Climathon in Oct 2017, and signed an MoU to be official media partners with the global climate conference, COP23. At COP24 in Katowice, held in December 2018, our Editor-at-Large, Marc Buckley, received a letter of appreciation from UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, for moderating some of the UN Climate Change Secretariat’s partnership events during COP24.

We launched our quarterly platform, produced in collaboration with K4I, at the closing ceremony of the 2017 European Innovation Summit (EIS) – held annually in the European Parliament, which we co-hosted with K4I. In 2016 we also launched the Innovation Academy, a consultancy arm dedicated to sharing knowledge about the SDGs through.

Our commitment

We are a value-driven commercial business, not publicly funded, and entirely independent.

Our focus is on developing long-term, relationship-based sponsorship partnerships to create products and services that have impact and can deliver positive change.

If you would like to discuss becoming a supporting partner, please get in touch.