Professional services company Accenture has opened its first Innovation Hub in China, revealing that the Shenzhen facility will focus on advanced applied research and development.
Priority areas for the new Innovation Hub will include artificial intelligence, robotics and the digital transformation of industry.
Accenture aims to use the hub to help enterprise clients in China accelerate their innovations at scale and reimagine their global business models, and to work closely with Chinese technology companies, start-ups and academic institutions to stimulate innovation and develop new technologies.
The hub will include resources from the company's Accenture Research, Accenture Labs, Accenture Ventures and Accenture Liquid Studios divisions to enable the development of new innovations from concept to launch ready solutions.
“Innovation is crucial to the sustained growth of all enterprises, and Shenzhen is the epicenter of innovation in the emerging Greater Bay Area,” said Wei Zhu, chairman of Accenture Greater China.
“The new Accenture Innovation Hub in Shenzhen demonstrates our strong commitment to building a more robust innovation ecosystem for our clients in Greater China and positions us to help clients apply disruptive technologies to accelerate their digital transformation journeys and stay ahead of the game.”
The hub, which is located within the high tech industrial park of the Shenzhen Economic Zone, will join Accenture's other innovation hubs in India, Japan, Australia, Switzerland and Singapore.