Accenture

Investigate how new technologies (like Artificial Intelligence) can help to reduce poverty in South Limburg

The Project

The Project

At the Accenture Innovation Center for Smart Services in Heerlen, we bring the latest technologies to our global clients to become leading in their industry. In our office, we have the right mix of subject experts and innovative graduates to provide creative, smart and industry-changing solutions. As we are an international company with a broad expertise, the sky is the limit.

CBS, the Dutch Central Agency for Statistics, indicates that 67.000 adults in Limburg experience conditions of poverty in 2019(based on the social threshold determined by the government). In South Limburg 9% of the households fall below the poverty line, compared to 6,4% in Central Limburg and 6,7% in North Limburg. Poverty is a multifaceted social issue that particularly affects the region where the Brightlands Campus is located, which ranks high on poverty lists.

Accenture is part of a collaborative ecosystem. Together with other regional partners we have the goal of positively improving our community with a focus on reducing poverty. Keeping in mind the various direct/indirect causes of poverty, ATC Heerlen would like to investigate the role that technology can play in improving the outcomes of our community. What opportunities exist for ATC Heerlen to leverage our tools to improving equality in our local community?

We are looking for students who will research new technologies (like Artificial Intelligence) to reduce poverty in South Limburg. With this project we can contribute to an important societal goal in the region.

Are you an ambitious student who wants an opportunity to collaborate with of one of the 3 top employers in the region? Take this chance to get to know Accenture as a company and use and develop your skills in this unique project! This can lead to new possibilities, even for you!

Research-oriented

In this project, the focus is on “discovering something new”

The Client

The Client

At the Accenture Innovation Center for Smart Services in Heerlen, we bring the latest technologies to our global clients to become leading in their industry. In our office, we have the right mix of subject experts and innovative graduates to provide creative, smart and industry-changing solutions. Topics we are leading in are Intelligent Automation, Blockchain, Smart Cloud Services, Security, Salesforce, Microsoft Technologies and many more. As we are an international company with a local footprint, the sky is the limit.

Delivery is a key aspect of innovation. Getting breakthrough concepts to market quickly is critical to success. Digital technology is constantly accelerating, after all. Seizing opportunities requires agility and speed.

That is why the Innovation Center for Smart Services in Heerlen is focused on digital delivery. We specialize in co-innovation, prototyping and scaling up for data science and smart services, serving clients in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. With a dynamic, international team of young talent, fluent in English, German, French and Dutch, we have everything you need to accelerate value creation through innovation.

Formal Client

This client provides an assignment and perceives the team of students as consultants doing a job for them. The formal client provides guidance and supports the team with feedback, but is not actively involved in project execution.