Centre launched to facilitate industry 4.0

The Department of Science and Technology is set to launch the Affiliate Centre tomorrow which will ensure South African industries move at an enhanced speed towards the 4th Industrial Revolution.

The centre –  a public-private partnership which will be based at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – was established in partnership with the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (C4IR Network).

 “The Affiliate Centre will focus on issues of local concern, but also contribute to the overall research and thought leadership processes of the C4IR Network. Processes are underway to expand the C4IR Network with Affiliate Centre in several other jurisdictions,” the department said in a statement.

South Africa joins other leading countries such as China, India and Japan who also have similar centres.

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