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Open to disrupt

How ecosystem partnerships can drive innovative solutions at speed

APPLYING OPEN
INNOVATION

We aren’t just exploring innovation—we’re applying it. Our approach to open innovation is different.

Through a holistic process we call the Innovation Molecule, we enable companies to collaborate with an ecosystem of collaborators, from startups to Big Tech, to solve major enterprise problems today. The benefits of our unique approach? Faster and cheaper technology development, innovative products and services, and new paths to market.



Applying Open Innovation
How the Innovation Molecule works

We work with our clients to imagine, build and deploy solutions—swiftly and with less risk. After the client obtains business executive-level sponsorship and participation, we start our Innovation Molecule process, a method that helps our clients produce tangible and scalable results from their innovation projects. The Molecule aims to develop best-in-class solutions through a combination of design thinking, innovation matching and piloting. The outcomes are enterprise-ready solutions, scaled development and pride of ownership.

Click each element of the Innovation Molecule to learn about the Accenture approach to open innovation.

Design Thinking Prof of concept Innovation Matching

MAKING
IT REAL

Accenture Open Innovation is a bridgemaker into the global innovation ecosystem. We identify top-of-class, enterprise-proven startups that can solve problems impacting our clients today. We have partnered with leading accelerators and venture capitalists operating in major geographies around the world, enabling us to bring innovation from anywhere, to our clients everywhere.


Where we apply open innovation

Banking

Capital Markets

Insurance

Automotive and Industrial Products

Consumer Goods and Services

Life Sciences

Retail

Travel

Chemicals

Energy

Natural Resources

Utilities

Aerospace and Defense

Communications and Media

Electronics and High Tech

Software and Platforms



Technologies we focus on

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial
Intelligence

Blockchain

Blockchain

Security

Security

Big Data & Analytics

Big Data
& Analytics

Industry X.0

Industry X.0

DevTech & Automation

DevTech &
Automation

Extended Reality

Extended
Reality

And More

And More


Open innovation by the numbers


100+
40+ accelerators and ecosystem partners
29 countries

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

CASE STUDY

Airbus soars
with wearables

IN THE NEWS

The smart way
to open your
innovation

LATEST THINKING

Think beyond
ones and
zeroes

LATEST THINKING

Time to rethink design thinking

CASE STUDY

Charging into the
new—Schneider
Electric

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

Mike Redding

Mike Redding
Managing Director
Accenture Ventures

Gene Reznik

Gene Reznik
Senior Managing Director
Lead, Ecosystems & Ventures

Paul Daugherty

Paul Daugherty
Chief Technology & Innovation
Officer Lead, Technology Innovation
& Ecosystem

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