The world is facing complex and interconnected issues like sustainability, resource scarcity, global health, and inequality. These “grand challenges” affect society at both the global and the local level. In order to solve these, researchers must collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, and connect with policymakers and practitioners. As a global publisher with content across all subject disciplines, Springer Nature can help. We understand how crucial these challenges are, and have created this space to bring together our content and resources to address these issues. We want to help to connect the best research evidence with those at the cutting edge of implementation, with the ultimate aim of advancing the discovery and development of solutions to grand challenges.