Accenture launched its first Innovation Hub in Bengaluru, India, a facility that combines Accenture’s technology capabilities in a collaborative environment to help clients transform their businesses for the digital world.
The Innovation Hub in Bengaluru (also called Bangalore) offers clients access to Accenture’s industry knowledge, applied in a live technology delivery environment, which includes customized visits, design-thinking workshops, co-innovation workshops and cross-industry innovation.
This location gives clients hands on access to all six elements of the Accenture Innovation Architecture — Accenture Research, Accenture Ventures, Accenture Labs, Accenture Studios, Accenture Innovation Centers and Accenture Delivery Centers.
The Innovation Hub in Bengaluru enables clients to identify and develop emerging trends and technologies and then quickly prototype, scale and implement innovative solutions.
More than 4,000 people will work at the Innovation Hub, combining research and development capabilities, industry insights, creativity and technology skills. This location will create and deliver solutions based on “New IT” — which includes digital, cloud and security-related technologies — and designed to help clients reinvent their business processes, accelerate the development of new products and services, and create more-personalized customer experiences.
Comprising 440,000 square feet of space throughout 10 floors, the Innovation Hub features capabilities from across Accenture, including:
· Accenture Lab, which incubates new concepts through applied R&D;
· Accenture Liquid Studio, offering rapid development and prototyping of applications and the design and creation of digital services;
· Accenture Innovation Center, which builds and scales solutions across technologies and industries; and
· Avanade, which provides innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences through the Microsoft ecosystem and is majority-owned by Accenture.
The Innovation Hub includes dedicated Accenture Delivery Center floors for each of Accenture’s five operating groups — Communications, Media & Technology, Financial Services, Health & Public Service, Products and Resources — to focus on delivering industry-specific solutions and services for clients. There are also dedicated floors for digital technologies and for emerging technologies and platforms.
The Innovation Hub features Accenture’s capabilities in artificial intelligence, intelligent automation, quantum computing, machine learning, robotics, Internet of Things, data and analytics, intelligent applications, intelligent platforms, liquid applications management, and experience-led transformation, among others. It will also leverage Accenture’s innovation capabilities and broader ecosystem around the world – including Accenture Labs, Liquid Studios, Digital Studios, Interactive Studios, Innovation Centers and Cyber Fusion Centers.