TCS to Launch Pace Port™ Paris, a Co-Innovation and Advanced Research Center for Rapid Innovation at Scale

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Tata Consultancy Services plans to launch TCS Pace Port™ Paris, an advanced research and co-innovation center, right at the heart of Paris’ business district in October 2022. The announcement has been made at Viva Technology, Europe’s biggest startup and tech event, which takes place from June 15 to 18, 2022, in Paris and online worldwide.

Pace Port Paris is designed to help French companies bring innovations to life faster using the latest advances in technology and collaborating with local startups, entrepreneurs, and academia and by tapping into TCS’ global network of Pace Ports across Amsterdam, New York, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Tokyo. The center will also provide rapid prototyping capabilities with a clear focus on building greater futures by finding and creating sustainable solutions.

TCS Pace Port Paris will be the sixth global co-innovation hub launched by TCS. Designed for companies in a wide range of industries, it specializes in energy transition innovation as well as life sciences, manufacturing, utilities and digital engineering.

The center will provide enterprises with new ways to tap the Internet of Things and the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence from TCS Research. In addition, TCS’ Co-Innovation Network (COIN™) brings in innovative ideas from the start-up, research, and academic worlds that can be leveraged to build customized solutions. The COIN network provides start-ups direct access to TCS’ clients, along with introductions to affiliated venture capitalists, angel investors, and corporate venture capital.

The pandemic has accelerated adoption of digital technologies and the digitalization of customer interactions. This has also strengthened the imperative for companies in every industry to innovate faster to establish competitive differentiation. As the preferred transformation partner to leading French companies, including 18 of the benchmark French stock market index CAC40, TCS built this center to cater to the needs of clients looking to speed up and scale their innovation initiatives. The TCS Pace Innovation Architecture provides a structured framework for companies to ideate better, work on creative solutions faster, and focus their efforts on real, purpose-driven business needs.

Present in France since 1992, TCS currently partners with over 80 leading French corporations in their growth and transformation journeys. Over the past few years, TCS has made sustainable investments in France and opened three delivery centers in the country – Paris-Suresnes, Lille and Poitiers, offering customers local support and access to TCS’ deep technology and domain expertise.