Accenture opened its Center for Innovation in Fukushima in July 2011 to consolidate and coordinate ideas and actions for the reconstruction of the area. When completed, the lab will feature an efficient, high-performance center that will consume about 40 percent less electricity than traditional data centers. It will include a security test space for tablets, personal computers, consumer electronic devices and in-car devices such as satellite navigation systems, as well as a smart device test center.
Accenture designed the center’s operating structure, administration policy and business plan to ensure the center supports mobility, cloud, analytics and smart city technology capabilities.
The strategic plan will support the University of Aizu Center for Revitalization, advanced studies and research on technologies that lead to the creation of new industries, cloud computing, data centers and test environments for smart devices will be provided to support domestic and overseas ICT companies relocating to Fukushima.
It will also support the management school that aims to support the education and development of future ICT professionals. Seminars and open-class lectures at the management school will be available to students and the public.
Last year in a similar project, Accenture set up an Innovation Center for ERP at Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering (MPSTME), Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).