Accenture announced a 5-year collaboration with RoboValley, an innovation hub for robotics in the Netherlands, to further develop robotics technology.
Accenture, a top IT service provider and outsourcing company, will invest €500,000 to facilitate international robotics research and development and knowledge sharing. The investment will support Accenture’s Artificial Intelligence business.
Accenture and RoboValley will conduct joint robotics research in a bid to establish industry best practices for incorporating robotics into large enterprises, including developing proof-of-concepts and cutting-edge industry use cases.
“Organizations are recognizing its importance in driving us into the fourth industrial revolution and are increasingly leveraging the technology to make business operations more efficient and to enhance customer service,” said Frank Rennings, managing director and Technology lead at Accenture Netherlands.
At RoboValley, more than 170 robotics researchers work with experts, entrepreneurs and decision-makers. RoboValley currently houses 30 robotics startups. In the coming ten years, 15,000 to 25,000 jobs will be created in RoboValley, requiring 250,000 to 360,000m2 in office and laboratory space for these robotics companies.