October 13, 2021
The Russian Federation and the World Economic Forum
announced the Centre for the Fourth Industrial
The Centre is an autonomous non-for-profit
organization hosted by ANO Digital Economy and will
be a platform for public-private cooperation
Artificial Intelligence and IoT are key areas of
focus for the new Centre
Policies and frameworks will be shared and scaled
through the global Centre for the Fourth Industrial
Moscow, Russia, 13
Russia will take a
leading role in shaping the trajectory of the Fourth Industrial
Today, leaders from the
Russian Federation and the World Economic Forum announced the Centre
for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Russia.
Part of the Forum’s global Network, the new Centre will bring
together leading businesses, policy makers and members of civil
society to co-design and pilot innovative approaches to technology
Over the past five years, the World Economic Forum Centre for the
Fourth Industrial Revolution Network has expanded to 15 countries.
Project teams worked
across public and private sectors to built new policies for drones
and commercial aircraft to fly in the same airspace, government
procurement of artificial intelligence and accelerated responsible
blockchain deployment across the global supply chain.
The Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Russia will be
hosted by ANO Digital Economy in Moscow.
It will work across the
global network to maximize the benefits of technologies such as
Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things, while minimizing its
The President of the World Economic Forum,
Børge Brende and the Deputy
Prime Minister of Russia,
Dmitry Chernyshenko, on behalf
of the Russian government signed the agreement today in Moscow.
discovery is disrupting our economic and social systems.
Coordinated, impact-orientated action is needed to manage this
change," says Børge Brende, President of the World Economic
"The new Centre for
the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Moscow will be an important
part of the Forum’s global network. It is important we work
across borders to shape a future that leaves no one behind."
"Today, Russia is building digital economy actively in
industrial and social spheres as well as in public
administration," said Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister
of the Russian Federation.
"We are now
witnessing an unprecedented breakthrough development. The main
purpose of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Moscow is to grow awareness of Russia’s role as part of the
global expert community.
This is an
opportunity to share experience and expertise gained by the
World Economic Forum and its partners around the world."
"There are plans of
launching pilot projects on legal protocols, AI and IoT together
with the Forum at the Centre.
The first projects
will be launched before the end of this year and will include
self-driving cars, drones, medicine and data processing. Russia
has been actively implementing AI technologies over the past few
Today there are more
than 800 such solutions and some of them are already visible on
cooperation with the Forum will be carried out in various areas
such as data policy, smart cities, export support and promotion
of Russian IT technologies to foreign markets."
"We are glad to join the global network of Centers for the
Fourth Industrial Revolution," said General Director of ANO
"Digital economy" Evgeny Kovnir.
brings together leading Russian technology companies.
We will work together
with leaders from these companies and across the network to
explore and implement the best international AI, IoT, and data
We will bring
Russia’s advancements in these areas to the global network and
help to shape global progress in the Fourth Industrial