The conference program consisted of three plenary sessions, twenty forums, and twelve symposia, including seventeen interdisciplinary sessions covering broad areas of science and technology with the theme Engagement Opportunities for Global Challenges: Convergence and Innovation through Cooperation. It also offered laboratory tours of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and National Institutes of Health. UKC 2017 focused on the environment where convergence and innovation can be ignited and implemented through interdisciplinary integrations. The conference also offered a special opportunity for scientists and engineers to interact with policy makers so that strategies and policies can be developed as issues and challenges of major importance in the field of science and engineering are addressed. The UKC 2017 forums dealt with hot issues such as, fine dust, new drug development, the fourth Industrial Revolution, science diplomacy etc. to build a framework to tackle global challenges.