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1994-10-01 Cambridge MA USA


Founded as an industry standards consortium, currently jointly hosted by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT/CSAIL) in the USA; F-XF1803 - European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) in Europe; 'Keio University Shonan Fujisawa' in Japan and 'Beihang University' in China. Initially established in collaboration with F-XD0820 - European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), where the Web originated, with support from DARPA and the European Commission. U-XM1864 - International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) merged into W3C, 30 Jan 2017.


Realize the full potential of the World Wide Web by: setting the vision; developing common standards; operating as the standards-setting body for standards; demonstrating new technologies; making tools available to the general public.


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Advisory Committee; Advisory Board; Technical Architecture Group; Working Groups.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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