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The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE (C4IR UAE) is a collaboration between the Dubai Future Foundation and the World Economic Forum, and is the first affiliate centre in the world open since April 2019.

The Centre in the UAE serves as a global public-private platform for the collaborative development of technology governance and policy protocols. Each project portfolio works on a global scale, tailoring each framework to the local ecosystem.

The C4IR network is a focal point within the international community for multi-stakeholder dialogue and concrete cooperation on governance challenges and opportunities presented by advanced technologies from the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).


The UAE Centre focuses on three 4IR technology governance portfolios

Within each project, the Centre develops research around the current and emerging use of the specific technology, co-creates policy frameworks, with the Forum, that support the implementation of this technology, and then trials these frameworks to ensure they are beneficial to the end user (i.e. public and private sector entities).

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