Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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We partner with governments, business, academia, and civil society in all of our work.

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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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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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We're an impartial platform

The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution invites and mobilizes global cooperation dedicated to developing policy principles and frameworks that speed up the application of science and technology in the global public interest.

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We design, pilot and iterate

We discuss ethical issues, values and regulation of 4IR technologies such as the internet of things and AI/machine learning. The projects of the Centre want to inspire exchange and sharing of big ideas and insights.


We are part of it

A global hub of expertise, knowledge-sharing and collaboration, we are located at the Presidio in San Francisco, close to the world’s foremost technology companies, start-ups, investors, venture capital firms and academic institutions.

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The Presidio in San Francisco is the home of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Contact the San Francisco Office:


1201 Ralston Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129


+1 (415) 704-8848

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