World Economic Forum

Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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The Network for Global Technology Governance

How can we maximize the benefits of science and technology for society? That's our mission. To achieve it, 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

Public-Private Cooperation for Global Impact

As a leader, expert or innovator, you may have great ideas for the Fourth Industrial Revolution governance. But you can’t make global change alone.

Our partners

The Most Daunting Challenges of Our Generation

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

Our portfolios

Brochure: Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a newly established
focal point within the international community for multistakeholder dialogue and
concrete cooperation on governance challenges and opportunities presented by
advanced technologies. Read more here.

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Centre Partners and Members

Our Business Partners
Centre Partners are global companies with the scale and ambition to help chart Fourth Industrial Revolution governance. Partners play a core leadership role in co-designing Centre portoflio(s). They include:

Reliance Industries, Salesforce

ABB, Accenture, AIFC, Cognite, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Eisai, Hitachi, Kaiser Permanente, Koç Holding, Latham & Watkins, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Mori Building, NEC Corporation, Palantir Technologies, PingAn Technology, Roland Berger, SAP, Saudi Aramco, Sompo Holdings, Splunk, Inc., Suntory Holdings Ltd., Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Visa Inc,

Amazon Web Services,American Heart Association, Baker McKenzie, BBVA, Cyberdyne, Dignity Health, DJI, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, HORIBA, Huawei, Hyundai Motor Company, IBM Corporation, IDEO,, Netflix, NTT Corporation, S&P Global, Sberbank, Uber, Vara Technology, Wipro

Our Government Partners and International Organizations
Working with governments to test and scale the projects developed in the Centre Network is key to achieving impact. Local, sub-national and national governments as well as international institutions from around the world are sending fellows to imbed into project teams for 12 to 18 months. Fellows act as a bridge to their governments, to help co-design new policy frameworks to be piloted in their home countries.

Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, India, Inter-American Development Bank, Kazakhstan, National Governors Association (USA), Japan, New Zealand, OHCHR, Rwanda, San Francisco, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, State of Maharashtra, State of Andhra Pradesh, Turkey, UNICEF, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam and WFP.

Our Members
Centre Members are world’s most impactful start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises. They are actively engaged in Forum efforts to advance global collaboration on the Fourth Industrial Revolution to benefit society. They include:

1928 Diagnostics, 7 Cups, Aera Technology, Agrosmart SA, A.I.C.D. , AirMap, Airobotics, Airtable, Alesca Life, Alto Data Analytics, Apeel Sciences, Applied Brain Research, Arcadia Power, Autogrid, Aqua Security Software, Armis, Avellino Labs, Beijing Infervision Technology Co. Ltd., Best Practice Artificial Intelligence Ltd, BenevolentAI, Bestmile, BigID, BitPesa, Bitfury, Black Bear Carbon, Blue Vision Labs, Bright Machines, BTC Africa, Cadenza Innovation, Callsign, Calculi, CarePay, Casetext, Citrine Informatics,, Coeo Labs, CognitiveScale, Cohesity, Color Genomics, ConsenSys, Congenica, Creative Biosciences, CUJO AI, Culture Trip, Curl Analytics, CyberCube, DabaDoc, DataProphet, Deepen, Delair, Deposit Solutions, Descartes Labs, Diginex, Divitel, Door2Door, Dorabot, Drishti,, EdgeMakers, EHang Intelligent Technology, Element AI, Everledger, EVRYTHNG, Eureka, Faethm Pty Ltd, Fetch Robotics, Fluxus LLC, Formlabs, FiscalNote, Full Harvest, Gamalon, Garrison, GHGSat, goTenna, Green Plataforms, GreenCom Networks AG, Grid Singularity, Guangzhishu Technology, H55 S.A. Inc., Holmusk, Homoola, Horizon State, Humanising Autonomy, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Innoviz Technologies, ICEYE, ImpactVision, Inari Agriculture, Integral Petroleum, Intertrust Technologies Corporation, Inveox GmbH, Juvo, Kinetica DB Inc., KONUX, Lemonade, LLamasoft, Luminance Technologies, LunaPBC, LYNK, Malong Technologies, Mammoth Biosciences, Marinus Analytics, Marstone, ME SOLshare, Melonport, MeMed Diagnostics, MetricStream, Microvi, MIZA, Modern Meadow, MyCrop Technologies, Narrative Science, Ningbo My-BioMed Biotechnology, Nomoko, Noodle AI, Omada Health, Omnibot, Omniscience, One Concern, Oneshape, OnlinePajak, Open Mineral, Openwater, Orbs Ltd, Ovamba Solutions, Parsable, Peloton Technology, Perceptive Automata, Petuum, Photanol, Planet, Plataforma Verde, Plenty, Precognize, Primer, Privitar, Protocol Labs, Pymetrics, QEDIT, Quantela, Quid, QuintessenceLabs, Raycatch, Relativity Space, Remitly, Regetti Computing, Seismic, Shape Security, Skuchain, Sky Labs, SocialCops, Soft Robotics, Soul Machines, Spring Health, Starsky Robotics, Suade Labs, Superflex, Synthace, The Narrativ Company, ThoughtSpot, TIPA, Tookitaki, Traconomy, Tradeshift, Truepic, TT Consultants (XLPAT), Tulip Interfaces, uBiome, Utilis, Vayyar, Via Verde, Vineti, Volocopter, Water-gen, Waystocap, Waystocap, Wefox Group, XAG Co. Ltd, XM Cyber, Zipline International

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