World Economic Forum

Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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How can we speed up the benefits of science and technology for society? That's our mission. To do this we’ve created a global hub of expertise, knowledge-sharing and collaboration, based in San Francisco.

We partner with governments, leading companies, civil society, and experts from around the world to co-design and pilot innovative new approaches to policy and governance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Real-World Impact at the Speed of Now

We’re not just developing new ideas – we’re implementing them across the globe at the pace demanded by technological change.

Our approach

The Most Significant Challenges of Our Generation

From artificial intelligence to precision medicine, we aim to unlock the potential of cutting edge technologies to transform society.

Our projects

Public-Private Cooperation for Global Impact

We partner an exclusive group of international companies and organizations with the ambition to shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Our partners
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Industry Strategy Meeting 2017

Some 300 industry strategy officers convened at the Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, located at the Presidio of San Francisco, for a programme designed to build on the business community’s dialogue at the Annual Meeting in Davos and Forum Systems Initiatives, and focus on Creating Value in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Our Partners

Center Partners are an exclusive group of global companies with the scale and ambition to help chart Fourth Industrial Revolution governance. Partners play a core leadership role. They include:


Kaiser PermanenteMicrosoft CorporationPalantir TechnologiesSAP

BBVAHuaweiIDEOReliance IndustriesSompo HoldingsTurkcell


A Call for Innovators

We’re looking for experts at the intersection of technology and policy to help change the shape of the future. See how we work and what opportunities are available.

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