Entrepreneurial spirit, collaboration, education needed to advance Fourth Industrial Revolution …

South Africa must create ecosystems that foster entrepreneurial activity and multistakeholder collaboration, while furthering innovation and education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) fields, if it is going to benefit from opportunities that result from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum (WEF) executive chairperson Professor Klaus Schwab said on Thursday. In a keynote address at the sixth Emerging Researchers Symposium – a yearly event hosted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria – he noted that the Fourth Industrial Revolution entails, “more than just digitisation . . . more than just digitising the means of production . . . it is a fusion of the physical, digital and biological worlds.”