C4IR, a global technology center for ocean and environment
In September 2019, the Aker Group and the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced the establishment of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Norway (C4IR Norway), dedicated to harnessing the advances of technology to preserve our ocean and improve the environmental footprint of ocean industries. Through public-private partnerships, the Centre will develop governance frameworks and solutions for a sustainable and profitable ocean economy.
The Norwegian technology center will join the WEF’s global C4IR Network and collaborate with the Government of Norway and the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. The Centre will provide a platform for partnerships on governance policies, research and business solutions that can accelerate the application of science, data and technology in the public interest.
A USD 11 million pledge for initiatives supporting a healthy ocean
In October 2019, Aker companies, REV Ocean and Kjell Inge Røkkes privately owned IRG, announced a joint pledge of USD 11 million to three initiatives dedicated to developing disruptive technology solutions for a healthy and productive ocean. The initiatives include the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) in Norway, which will receive USD 6 million, the Ocean Data Platform receiving USD 3 million, and the Plastic REVolution which is being granted USD 2 million.
The Aker companies that are part of the pledge are Aker ASA, Aker Solutions, Aker BP, Aker Energy, Kværner, Aker BioMarine and Cognite.