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Heerlen Innovation Center for Smart Services

Innovation Center for Smart Services
Accelerating innovation with next-gen tech and expertise. Tomorrow's world delivered today.

WHO WE ARE

Delivery is a key aspect of innovation. Getting breakthrough concepts to market quickly is critical to success. Digital technology is constantly accelerating, after all. Seizing opportunities requires agility and speed.

That is why the Innovation Center for Smart Services in Heerlen is focused on digital delivery. We specialize in co-innovation, prototyping and scaling up for data science and smart services, serving clients in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. With a dynamic, international team of young talent, fluent in English, German, French and Dutch, we have everything you need to accelerate value creation through innovation.

TRUE COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION

BRIGHTLANDS SMART SERVICES CAMPUS

The Accenture Innovation Center for Smart Services is part of the Brightlands ecosystem. Brightlands brings together more than 200 companies and institutions across its four campuses. This innovative ecosystem is dedicated to radical, open innovation, enabled by triple helix collaboration, where business, research and government intertwine. Proving that sustainable solutions know no boundaries, Brightlands combines state-of-the-art research facilities with trend-setting know-how and R&D. Being part of such an ecosystem is at the heart of Accenture’s strategy to be equipped to the fullest to serve our clients with ground-breaking solutions from both researchers and start-ups.

DEVELOPING THE FUTURE OF DATA SCIENCE
AND SMART SERVICES


Radical innovation is not just a matter of debating and theorizing. It’s about trial and error; assessing innovative ideas and adding value through practical applications. No success without failure. Create, research, test and move on. We develop and implement emerging technologies in a tangible way, changing the way we live, work and do business. Together with you. How? By training, accelerating and scaling up.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Science fiction? Hardly. Artificial intelligence is ushering in a new digital revolution that brings us autonomous systems and intelligent automation. Machine learning is already transforming business models everywhere. It’s turning big data into deep insights and offers ample opportunity for seamless human-to-machine interaction. This enables hyper-personalized services and superior digital brand experiences. Adding value has never been quite so exciting.

BLOCKCHAIN

Rest assured, cryptocurrencies are only the beginning. Blockchain solutions will transform the world across industry lines, building trust and reducing costs in healthcare, finance, government, transport, retail and elsewhere. And it all starts today.

ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

Lower cost, higher quality and impressive scalability? So far, the machine revolution is looking great. RPA holds the keys to a brighter, more productive future, where robotics frees human talent to tackle more creative challenges. We take the robot out of the human.

DELIVERING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Delivery is key for innovation. Rotating to the new does not end at the development stage; implementation of new technologies in a practical and personal manner is vital for being successful. But how? By using the best methods out there.

DESIGN THINKING

At the heart of our approach lies design thinking, a method to tackle complex situations and creatively develop valuable solutions. With design thinking, we take you on a journey, away from your everyday worries, showing you how to be more creative than you ever thought possible.

CO-CREATION

Taking matters into own hands is not as hard as it looks. Co-creation is about mastering new technologies in close collaboration. We believe in showing you best practice, working closely together and, ultimately, doing it yourself. You will then be in the best position to decide how to take value out of your creation.

ENTER THE NANO LAB

Step into the future and see it with your own eyes. At the Nano Lab, the New truly meets the Now. We showcase the latest breakthroughs in applied technology from Accenture Labs around the world, making the power of emerging technology tangible through compelling stories and demos. From next-gen technologies to the revolutionary products and services they inspire, this is where the cutting edge becomes real.

CONNECT WITH US

Now is always better than later. Especially when it comes to innovation. Are you facing a particularly tough challenge? Do you have an idea that will change the world? Reach out and get in touch with our team. Collaboration is what we do best.