In brief

In brief

  • Our Labs’ 2020 Innovation report showcases our work at the intersection of cutting-edge technology development and practical business application.
  • In the last year, we’ve hosted more than 1,000 events and innovation workshops and developed over 80 proofs of concept.
  • Our new Shaping the Future program focused on 10-year-plus innovation roadmaps, is helping our clients understand and shape their longterm futures.
  • Our work will continue to dive deeper into cutting edge fields like quantum computing, neuromorphic computing, smart materials and biocomputing.


Throughout history, seemingly impossible tasks have always been overcome by moments of brilliant innovation. It’s why at Accenture Labs, we partner with our clients to go beyond the impossible. Together we’re combining our technology and expertise to overcome complex challenges and deliver groundbreaking innovation.

Our dedicated team of technologists and researchers work with leaders across the company and with our business partners to invest in, develop and deliver breakthrough ideas and solutions that help organizations create new sources of business advantage.

Discover Impossible
We’re reshaping the future of business, making the impossible, possible

We’re sparking innovation with cutting-edge ideas in every area of global business.

Accenture Labs’ R&D groups cover a variety of fields – from digital experiences, cyber security and artificial intelligence to systems and platform and even materials and application engineering.

In the past year, our multi-disciplinary teams have helped reimagine the future of entertainment, applied leading-edge AI techniques to everything from data analytics to cooking, helped a major telco client identify the potential to remove 50,000 vulnerabilities from their cyber security systems, improved smart supply chain forecasting and created a new way to visualize a software application in three dimensions.

Find out more about our R&D capabilities and expertise in our latest Labs Innovation Report.

Labs innovation by numbers

Achievements over the past 12 months

250

Patents granted

23

University relationships formed

84

Proofs of concept development

1000+

Events hosted for clients and partners

29

Client pilots delivered

123

Business and research publications published

31

Vendor relationships signed

Accenture labs innovation stories

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Our Shaping the Future program explores how products and services in your industry will evolve and can be shaped over a ten-year-plus horizon.

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