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Our vision and Mission

The IFOW’s vision is to become a leading ideation hub for the future of work by:


Collaboratively engaging in high-impact research on 4IR and the Future of Work;


Innovation endeavours intended to offer solutions to various societal challenges;


Shaping curricula development to address the contemporary reality of the digital economy;


Leading the narrative on 4IR and the Future of Work.

We will help you ideate, design & implement

What we do

Our objectives

The IFOW’s strategic objectives are to:

We Engage

Engage in high-impact research and facilitate industry-funded and directed research in the areas of 4IR and Future of Work.

We Develop

Develop 4IR technologies that solve local problems.

We Optimise

Optimise the use of TUT resources to serve the industry better in the area of 4IR.

We Provide

Provide an ideational platform for strategic dialogue and thinking on 4IR among different stakeholders in South Africa and internationally.

We Forge strategic relations

Forge strategic relations with the industry and government to enhance work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities and funding for students.

We Influence

Influence curricula development endeavours and pedagogical practices to centre 4IR technologies in the University’s instructional offerings

We Provide

Build capacity and capability for 4IR technologies at TUT; and

We Generate

Generate new businesses in areas of 4IR technologies.

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