IMPACT Innovators

Enjoy our latest edition (click image on right) – this is where you can find stories on the pioneers and innovations transforming our world – highlighting their impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each upcoming quarterly edition will also signpost readers to the key initiatives, programmes and accelerators that businesses/startups/individuals can join to contribute to the delivery of the SDGs.

The Quarterly will also continue the story of the EU Top 50 Startup (EU50) platform, which was launched by Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) at the 2017 European Innovation Summit to support early stage companies pioneering products designed to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. We’ll also have all the build up to the Summit’s 10th anniversary in November this year.

The quarterly editions will be complemented by podcasts, webinars, twitter chats, events – and more – to maximise the game-changing impact of effective communication. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up-to-date with all the latest news on the Impact Innovators.

This is about flat structure communications, it is not a hierarchical place for thought leaders to hold the mic. It is for everyone – so if we’re having a twitter chat, for example, we want a mix of politicians, business leaders, students – people young and old – on the panel to contribute ideas and commit to actions that can build a sustainable and profitable world for all.

And through our impact comms programme we are supporting young innovators to get communications and cross-sectoral knowledge and skills they can take into future role.

The magazine will be sent out digitally through our partner networks (if you would like to distribute it through your networks get in touch with us via ) with special hard copies – printed on sustainable paper, distributed at the EU Top 50 event and the European Innovation Summit. You can also get the quarterly digital edition sent to you – along with information on how to play your part in the Impact Innovators digital community – by simply signing up – and it is all free. This is a sponsored community (e: to find out more about becoming a sponsor) which will contribute a portion of profits to SDG-related initiatives in need of a helping hand.


“Communication is a key element in accelerating the creation and adoption of innovations that can overcome society’s biggest challenges – and deliver a sustainable future for all. The European Innovation Summit and EU Top50 Startup competition are vehicles for advancing and facilitating change driven by science, new technologies, research and innovation. And this new multi-media quarterly platform complements them with actionable messages, discussions and debates that are designed to mainstream transformative ideas and opportunities.”

Dr Roland Strauss, Managing Director of Knowledge4Innovation