Our Accenture Labs Industry X R&D Group works to transform the manufacturing life cycle through AI- and IoT-driven intelligent automation.
Top areas of focus
With intelligent automation at the center, we focus on the next wave of transformation in manufacturing technologies.
Engineering data digitization tool
In one recent project, Accenture Labs professionals are developing an AI-powered tool to automate the digitization of engineering documents.
Intelligent trend detection tool
Our researchers are working on a heuristics tool to help clients spot product development trends in their industries—for example, “smart” hospitals.
Digital twin done right
Many organizations have at least begun to experiment with the use of digital twins: digital representations of physical things. Using twins for testing during the validation phase of a design process, for example, is a popular starting point. But these implementations enhance or improve just one piece of a larger process; they barely scratch the surface of what the digital twin can accomplish. In fact, done right, it will help to usher in the future of product development: a total process transformation that not only boosts efficiencies and speeds up development, but also delivers better design options and generates new revenue streams.