Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

The ninth Sustainable Development Goal is to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.

Developing and maintaining world-class infrastructure and investing in entrepreneurship and innovation are two of our key priorities, and the benefits can be felt around our University, in the local community and beyond.


32 modules have intended learning outcomes directly relating to this goal, and 3,533 students have the opportunity to choose these modules.


152 articles relating to this goal were published in Scopus between 2018 and 2022, and 2,736 articles were 'cited by' in Scopus.

What we're doing


Space Park Leicester signed the Memorandum of Principles for Space Sustainability in June 2023. The initiative brings together industry, academia, government stakeholders and international bodies to ensure that space continues to support the environmental, economic and scientific interests of future generations.

The University has been investing in staff led projects that contribute to operational excellence with the ‘Investing in Local Environmental Action Plans’ ILEAP Fund from 2022-2024. In 2022/23, the ILEAP Fund was granted to several sustainability-related projects led by the University’s Environmental Action Coordinators. As part of fulfilling aim 4 of the Fund, Library and Learning Services successfully procured funding to develop an environmental action book collection to help engage staff and students with the Sustainable Development Goals.


Students on Computers, Society and Professionalism in Informatics (CO3101) learn to explain the effect that computers and IT have had on employment and work life in contemporary society and the impacts of this on the economy and society.


The Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Environment (IEE) research cluster is an active community of international scholars and businesses. The cluster considers innovation, entrepreneurship, environment from multiple perspectives; from the level of the entrepreneur and investor and employee, to early-stage ventures and established firms, operation, marketing, and public organisations. We believe the true nature of innovative businesses can only be understood by bringing together different expertise, an approach that is unique to us.

Courses/modules relating to the goal

Life Sciences

Science and Engineering

Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

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