Malaysia has launched the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) for the advancement of the digital economy in Malaysia, with a focus on supporting digital transformation, and the country's energy transition.
The launch took place in the presence of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, and World Economic Forum president Børge Brende.
It is the first centre in the ASEAN region as part of the World Economic Forum's global C4IR Network.
According to Ibrahim, the centre will strengthen Malaysia's human-centred policy towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution and contribute towards the target of entering the Top 20 in the Global Innovation Index.
The centre will serve as a public-private platform, bringing leaders from government, business, civil society, academia and other sectors to advance new partnerships and initiatives that can unlock the value of technology for Malaysia's economy and society.
Further, it is hosted by MyDIGITAL - a national initiative to transform Malaysia into a digitally driven, high-income nation and a regional leader.