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Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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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.

To find out more about engagement opportunities, please contact: Ruth Hickin, Business Engagement,

Governments can partner with the Centre to pilot the innovative policy frameworks developed by our teams focused on different technologies. To find out more about government partnership opportunities and public sector engagement, email

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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