Innovation and creativity taking place behind closed doors is outdated, therefore our open innovation platform brings innovators together.
Accenture Latvia leads a set of activities that bring an open innovation approach and mindset into action. We work with our partners and clients in local and global ecosystems. Starting from mentoring hackathons and workshops to prototyping and testing in the Accenture Latvia Innovation studio, we continue to co-innovation with startups and scaleups, and conduction of research with universities and scientific institutes.
Our cooperation with universities and vocational schools is facilitated by our project Accenture Education Partnerships. The project provides full study course content, guest lectures and practical workshops, supervision of bachelor and master thesis development, and other activities. Our strategy is to work with educational institutions to help them provide students the skills and knowledge needed to get great jobs, and to build the quality of education in Latvia.
Accenture Latvia has joined forces with the research team of the Quantum Computer Science Centre of the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Latvia to research how to pragmatically apply quantum algorithms.
Accenture Latvia Lead Maksims Jegorovs explains that, "During the collaboration, we are providing an insight into our experience and expertise by sharing our knowledge on the applicability of quantum algorithms in the financial sector, biopharmaceutics, materials science, optimization, and machine learning.“
Andris Ambainis, a professor at the University of Latvia, adds that, “Collaboration with industry is of great importance because it allows us to understand the right directions of research and to better direct it in the future so that it is as useful as possible.”
The VEFRESH movement was launched in 2019 when Accenture and local ecosystem partners developed the VEF district into a smart city testbed where corporations, startups and public sector can test their latest solutions in a public space.
Technology and solutions developers from industries like energy and water management, smart buildings, traffic and transportation or any solution that improves the quality of urban life can benefit from using the VEF district as their pilot territory.
VEF neighborhood is already a hotspot for Latvia’s main tech companies, which account for more than 40% of Latvia’s annual IT exports and employs more than 4000 technology specialists.
If you believe in open innovation and want to be a part of the growing collaboration culture in the Baltics, join VEFRESH.