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Participation in the Centre’s projects is reserved for governments, companies, start-ups, academic institutions, civil society, international organizations, and experts with the scale and ambition to shape the trajectory of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Depending on the depth of their engagement, partners can engage with a number of projects each year, and may be entitled to embed key personnel within the Centre for extended periods.
Engagement allows for attendance at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the Forum meeting devoted to science, technology and innovation, held annually in China. In addition, it gives access to the Forum’s online platforms, TopLink and Transformation Maps. Partnering organizations will also be able to participate in meetings and workshops at the Center.
Governments can also partner with the Centre to pilot the innovative policy frameworks developed by our teams focused on different technologies.

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Our team of future-forward minds collaborates closely with a wide variety of partners to ensure our projects drive maximum impact.

We have assembled innovators from across sectors to generate bold and innovative ideas that can be piloted at speed and scale.
We’re looking for experts at the intersection of technology and policy to help change the shape of the future.

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How we work

Human-Centered Design

Our mission is to accelerate the benefits and mitigate the risks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to individuals and society. Our portfolios are co-designed with those most affected by technological change.

Prototype, Test, Iterate

We are an applied research centre. Our portfolios are designed for implementation with partners around the world so that we can generate real-world learnings and scalable impact.

Cross-Cutting Collaboration

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is defined by the intersection of new technologies and previously disparate sectors. Our interdisciplinary teams embody this dynamic by breaking down silos and fostering innovative collaborations.

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