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Tech pioneer, Eric Van der Kleij, returns to the forefront of the UK’s technology scene today with his next venture, the launch of C4DR; a multi-city business development hub comprising a built-in international corporate foundry, a series of startup challenge programmes targeting key industry verticals, and an in-house 4IR think tank.
C4DR will partner and co-invest with leading corporate organisations looking to build new enterprises using 4IR technologies, and invest in promising startups spanning artificial intelligence, internet of things, blockchain and robotics, all within a specialised environment. The Centre will work with high-potential startups based in the hubs to help them win business both within and beyond the C4DR ecosystem, while simultaneously delivering sustainable benefit to both business and society.
“Our ambition is to help answer the critical question of how we adapt and crucially thrive, when faced with potential disruption and uncertainty created by the rapid pace of innovation, while still creating an environment for bold, forward-thinking startups and corporate titans alike that can effectively harness the technologies driving this fourth industrial revolution”, said Eric Van der Kleij, Founder and CEO of C4DR.
“At the heart of each of our international hubs will be a wealth of proven go-to-market expertise that leverages the strengths of our industry partners and each location, to create a talent-rich ecosystem and network that aids the development and positive application of 4IR technologies that are already permeating our professional and personal lives”.