Global Lighthouse Network

The global manufacturing community is lagging behind in its adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. More than 70% of companies are still stuck in “pilot purgatory”, while only a select group of leading manufacturers are able to deploy advanced manufacturing at scale, generating new value and customer experiences within the factory or across value chains. To close this gap and accelerate a more comprehensive and inclusive adoption of advanced technologies in manufacturing, the World Economic Forum’s Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains platform has set up the Global Lighthouse Network. This community of manufacturers shows leadership in using Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to transform factories, value chains and business models, for compelling financial and operational returns. To date, 114 Lighthouses have been identified from different industry sectors, including 10 Sustainability Lighthouses. They have embarked on a joint learning journey, partnering on collaborative projects, developing insights and incubating new potential partnerships.

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