Together with Merck and AWS, Accenture has launched the Accenture Research Platform. This cloud-based platform is designed to help scientific research-intensive organizations in the life sciences industry improve productivity, efficiency and innovation in the early stages of drug development.
The platform enables an ecosystem that accelerates innovation by creating open, industry-standard application programming interfaces for core research functions, allowing researchers to rapidly adopt new capabilities. Scientific application providers, content providers, and technology innovators benefit from lower barriers to entry as they bring new capabilities to market—helping companies re-imagine processes, user experiences and approaches to data-intensive research. We discuss the principles driving the open partner ecosystem and what Accenture is doing to help nurture the ecosystem and support the partner organizations.