World Economic Forum

Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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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, Cognite,Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Hitachi, IBM Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, Koç Holding, Latham & Watkins, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Mori Building, NEC Corporation, NEOM,Palantir Technologies, SAP, Sompo Holdings, Splunk, Inc.,Suntory Holdings Ltd., Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Visa Inc.

American Heart Association, Baker McKenzie, BBVA, Cyberdyne, Dignity Health, DJI, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, HORIBA, Huawei, Hyundai Motor Company, IDEO, Sberbank, Turkcell,TUSIAD, Wipro

Our Governmental Partners
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.

Bahrain, Brazil, China, Denmark, India, Inter-American Development Bank, National Governors Association (USA), Japan, Rwanda, State of Maharashtra, State of Andhra Pradesh, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates.

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:

A.I.C.D. , Alto Data Analytics, Apttus, Autogrid, AutonomiQ, Aura Biosciences, Avellino Labs, Averon, BestMile SA, ConsenSys, Contextere, Cujo LLC, Deposit Solutions, Diginex, Dispatch Labs, Door2Door, EdgeMakers, Element AI, Factor10, Faethm Pty Ltd, FiscalNote, Globality, H55 S.A., Inc., Kinetica DB, Inc., LCX, Marstone, Parsable, Privitar, Quid, Sedicii, Skills Matter Ltd., Soft Robotics, Storecoin, Synthace, Tradeshift, Uptake Technologies.

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