Accenture to open €25m centre for innovation in Dublin

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More than 200 jobs created in cognitive computing, Internet of Things, analytics, security, and digital marketing



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30 September 2015 | 0

Technology consultancy firm Accenture is expanding its Irish operation with the establishment of a €25 million centre for innovation in Dublin where the company will research, incubate, and pilot industry-specific and cross-industry technologies and solutions.

The company will recruit more than 200 professionals with research and development and design expertise in cognitive computing, Internet of Things, advanced analytics, security and digital marketing

The centre for innovation will include a new technology lab focusing on identifying and scaling solutions based on new and emerging technologies.  Dublin is the newest location in Accenture’s global network of technology labs which includes San Jose, CA and Washington, DC, in the US; Sophia Antipolis, France; Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India.

“Ireland has become a technology hub in Europe and is a rich source of highly skilled talent in science, technology and engineering. Given this, Dublin is the perfect location for our new centre for innovation,” said Jo Deblaere, Accenture’s chief operating officer and chief executive, Europe.  “This is a strategic investment for Accenture and part of our continued commitment to bring new insights and innovative solutions to our clients around the world.”

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