World Economic Forum

Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Harnessing new technologies in the new context

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

To achieve it, we’ve created a global network of expertise, collaboration and impact based in San Francisco, with centres in 13 countries.

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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