Exploring the Industrial Metaverse: A Roadmap to the Future

Abstract

The development of the industrial metaverse, propelled by advancements in extended reality technology, artificial intelligence and 3D modelling, is entwining digital and industrial realms.

Current explorations involve industry professionals testing pilot use cases and realizing the socioeconomic and environmental value of integrating digital and physical spaces. Strategies and governance mechanisms are under scrutiny, ensuring future implementations promote interoperability and promoting an open platform across industries.

This roadmap, by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Cyber-Human Lab at the University of Cambridge, illuminates the intricate dynamics of the industrial metaverse. It offers a framework for discussing essential steps towards a valuable ecosystem for various stakeholders. While the potential to amalgamate different use cases into a single industrial metaverse over the coming decade is evident, the realization of this potential hinges on collaborative efforts among industry, governments, academia and civil society.

BibTeX

				
					@misc{ExpIndustrialMetaverse,
  author       = "Maria Basso, Connie Kuang, Francesca Zanolla, Thomas Bohné, Carmen Mayer, Jakob Schmidbauer, Slawomir Tadeja",
  title        = "Exploring the Industrial Metaverse: A Roadmap to the Future",
  howpublished = "online",
  publisher = "World Economic Forum (WEF)",
  month        = "Oct",
  year         = "2023",
}
				
			
APA Reference

Maria Basso, Connie Kuang, Francesca Zanolla, Thomas Bohné, Carmen Mayer, Jakob Schmidbauer, Slawomir Tadeja, October 2023, online, Exploring the Industrial Metaverse: A Roadmap to the Future, World Economic Forum (WEF) briefing paper

Cyber-human Lab Contributors

Dr Sławomir Tadeja

Slawomir K. Tadeja is a postdoctoral research associate in the Cyber-Human Lab belonging to the Institute of Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge. Previously...

Dr Thomas Bohné

Thomas Bohné is the founder and head of the Cyber-Human Lab at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering. He is also leading research...