During the “Choose France “summit organized by the Elysée Palace in Versailles on July 11, Accenture, a company specializing in digital consulting and support, announced its intention to create an R&D center in Brest, which will create 500 jobs within three years. The attractiveness of the Breton region, which is already well known in France and Europe for its R&D in a number of fields, including cybersecurity, new materials, biology and marine technologies, will be further enhanced.
Accenture, a leading global professional services firm, provides a wide range of strategy and consulting services, interactive, technology and operational services, and has cutting-edge capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Founded in 1989, today it combines deep experience and specialized capabilities in more than 40 industries, fueled by a global network of more than 100 advanced technology and smart operations centers and 710,000 employees in more than 120 countries.
It continues its acquisition strategy with the purchase of Carbon Intelligence, a carbon and climate change strategy consulting firm, and MC Gregor Partners on September 1. The following day, it announced the completion of the acquisition of the activities of Sentia, a consulting and cloud delivery company, in the Netherlands, Belgium and Bulgaria.
BREST R&D center
According to the company, ” this decision is part of Accenture’s strategy to strengthen its local economic roots and social impact in France, through a partnership approach with local players.”
Loïg Chesnais-Girard, President of the Brittany region, also declared:
“The arrival of Accenture in Brittany, in Finistère and Brest, is positive news and a strong signal that this is an attractive region that develops skills everywhere and for everyone. For us, this location will enrich our already strong digital ecosystem. The Brittany Region will be involved, along with Brest Metropole and all the players in the economy, employment and training, to ensure the success of this operation. This is the strength of the ecosystem, of the “Breton pack”: the ability to work together!
Accenture employs 7,000 people in France, including 700 in Nantes, in its technological development and innovation center, whose capacities will be strengthened by this new center. The company also has offices in Lyon and Toulouse, and in Paris, where it is carrying out R&D work in its innovation center as well as in its Sophia Antipolis laboratory, with a particular focus on AI, immersiveness and robotics.
François Cuillandre, President of Brest Metropole, concludes:
“With our teams, we have been working for several months to welcome Accenture to Brest. This announcement is the result of a long, patient and determined effort, carried out with the company’s managers, in collaboration with the President of the Region, and I am proud to see that our collective efforts have been successful. The announcement that Brest has been chosen to host this world leader in innovative technological solutions for business transformation is very good news. The job prospects are very significant, the choice of Brest confirms the attractiveness of the metropolis and of Brittany, and further amplifies the dynamic already underway in the territory in the digital field.”
Translated from Accenture annonce la création d’un centre de R&D à Brest