Global information technology services major Accenture has set up an innovation hub in Pune, its third such facility in India.
The hub Accenture clients work on emerging technologies such as extended reality, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain and quantum computing among others, the company said in a statement.
Located in SP Infocity in Pune, the centre will house over 1,200 people and will feature Accenture’s second Nano Lab in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Nano Lab will showcase the latest breakthroughs in applied research from Accenture Labs worldwide. It will also allow clients to connect with researchers in Accenture Labs globally through immersive sessions and workshops, the statement added.
“Rapid technology innovations are increasing competitive pressure on businesses across the globe. At Accenture, we are focused on helping our clients predict and prepare for these changes by applying advanced technologies to shape their future,” Bhaskar Ghosh, group chief executive, Accenture Technology Services said.
The new innovation hub will join others in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, which was launched earlier this month.
Accenture has several innovation hubs across the world, including in cities such as Sao Paulo, Toronto and Shenzhen. Its first innovation hub in India came up in Bengaluru in July 2017.
Separately, the company recently made changes to how it functions and has named four Indians as part of its expanded GMC (global management committee).