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Rapid digital transformation in enterprises across the globe is calling for more and more dedicated innovation spaces, as the technology pillars of agile, intelligence, automation, and cloud have become the foundation for an adaptive core or ‘digital spine’ for an organization.

As digital adoption speeds up at an unprecedented pace as a result of the pandemic, TCS presents its latest creative hub—Pace Port™ Pittsburgh—an advanced research and co-innovation center that is designed to bring innovations to life faster using the latest advances in technology and collaborating with local startups, entrepreneurs, students, and educators.

Launched on April 21, 2022, at the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) campus, Pace Port Pittsburgh is intended for U.S. companies in a wide range of industries, while focusing on innovation in the manufacturing and utilities sectors, providing enterprises with new ways to tap the Internet of Things (IoT) and the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) from TCS Research. It is an environment that allows for innovation to flourish and fashion enterprise-wide digital transformation journeys, as well as digitalization of customer interactions.



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The speedy adoption of digital technologies has also strengthened the imperative for companies in every industry to innovate faster to establish competitive differentiation. With TCS being the preferred transformation partner to leading U.S. companies, including nearly half the Fortune 500, Pace Port Pittsburgh aims to cater to the needs of clients looking to speed up and scale their innovation initiatives.

The center brings together partner ecosystems, digital talent, trendspotting, sandboxes, and other innovation toolsets, and can instantly source inspiration and capability from across the world.

TCS’ unique offerings at Pittsburgh

  • TCS Academic Research Lab: A collaborative environment for researchers and CMU experts, with an aim to further research on cutting-edge technology areas such as AI, blockchain, advanced analytics, cybersecurity, and quantum computing
  • TCS Innovation Showcases: A presentation and engagement facility to help clients visualize the phases of their digital transformation journey
  • TCS Co-Innovation Network (COIN™) Accelerator: A collaborative ecosystem for startups, technology partners, CMU students and faculty, and TCS experts
  • TCS Agile Workspace: A fully equipped, agile working environment to run business solution concepts with devoted virtual environments engineered to simulate real-world conditions
  • TCS Rapid Lab: An incubation lab that aims to accelerate innovation, solve business problems, move faster from concept to design and experience, and accelerate innovation acceptance
  • TCS Think Spaces: A workspace tailored to apply design thinking in uncovering new and engaging ways to build new businesses and new sources of differentiation


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Why choose us

  • A real-world approach: Cutting-edge collaborative research that addresses real-world problems by leveraging the latest in technological innovations in utilities and manufacturing, and machine learning tools
  • The future-proofing of business: Laying the business foundation for an AI-enabled value chain to support evolving business models and ecosystem networks in a digital world
  • The Carnegie Mellon advantage: Harnessing Carnegie Mellon University’s prowess in research and innovation, and leveraging a robust startup ecosystem covering business and technology domains, the hub enables collaborative experimentation, rapid prototyping, and continual learning
  • Collective intelligence: Solving critical business challenges using co-creation and co-innovation through an eco-system combining TCS scale with clients, partners, academia, and analysts


If you are looking to begin your innovation collaboration journey, download our brochure and read more, by clicking on the option on the top right part of the page.


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