Industry X

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.

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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.

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Technology Innovation blog

Our Technology Innovation Blog provides bold thinking and commentary of technologies that address the key business challenges facing organizations today.

Twin-driven and AI-enabled is the future of product development

More companies today are seeking to add digital twins to their operations. A digital twin is a digital model of a physical object, system or process.

Unlocking the potential of “Human+” workers in the post-digital era

Accenture's blog explains how the future workforce will be empowered by their skillsets, knowledge and growing set of technology enabled capabilities.

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