Originally Published by Accenture.
Accenture today opened a new innovation hub in Atlanta as a destination where clients can co-innovate with their Accenture teams to ideate, rapidly prototype and then scale innovative products and services for the digital economy.
Spanning 30,000 square feet of space, the innovation hub is located on Georgia Tech’s campus at Technology Square. At the hub, Accenture leverages its relationships across the Atlanta technology ecosystem such as with Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center and Engage Ventures to help ensure that clients have access to emerging breakthrough technologies.
“As a global hub for trade, technology and innovation, Georgia is a fitting home for Accenture’s newest Innovation Hub,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “We appreciate Accenture’s decision to expand in Midtown and value the company’s longstanding commitment to advancing our technology infrastructure and promoting Georgia’s reputation as the Silicon Valley of the South.”
The innovation hub in Atlanta is part of a network of 11 Accenture innovation hubs in North America, including locations in Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; metro Detroit; Houston; New York; metro San Francisco; Seattle; Toronto; and metro Washington D.C. These hubs are connected to more than 100 locations around the globe to seamlessly bring the best of Accenture’s global investments and insights to its clients on the ground in North America.
“With our network of innovation hubs across North America, we’re bringing innovation to our clients’ doorsteps to help them compete and win in the digital economy,” said Julie Sweet, Accenture’s chief executive officer North America. “Continuous innovation is critical to their success, and in our hubs we work side-by-side with our clients to help them bring solutions to market faster and be the disrupters, not the disrupted.”
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said, “We are pleased that Accenture has chosen Atlanta for one of its newest innovation hubs. Atlanta is home to a diverse ecosystem of innovative businesses, and Accenture’s leadership in our city furthers Atlanta’s status as a center for technology and innovation.”
As part of its investment in innovation in Atlanta, Accenture has also expanded its U.S. apprenticeship program to the city to provide under-represented groups greater access to digital-economy jobs, teaming with Year Up and other community organizations to continue to scale the program.
“Atlanta is a great city for innovation and an anchor for the Southeast,” said Jimmy Etheredge, senior managing director at Accenture who leads its business in the U.S. Southeast region. “Our investment here is an investment in our clients, our people and our community. Accenture’s new innovation hub leverages Atlanta’s world class capabilities and infrastructure to help our clients prosper in the digital economy.”