TCS launches co-innovation and research centre in Amsterdam

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched TCS Pace Port Amsterdam, a research and innovation centre where it will work with its European customers to discover and deliver innovative IT solutions.

Part of the Tata Group, India’s largest multinational business, and one of the top ten IT companies in the world, TCS primarily provides business solutions, consultancy and IT services.

The new centre, the third of its kind after Tokyo and New York, aims to leverage close collaboration between academia, government institutions, startups and technology providers, as well as provide rapid prototyping capabilities, to co-innovate with clients at speed and scale, a statement from the company said.

TCS has been established in Amsterdam since 1992 and its Zuidas office allows it to easily work with companies across Europe.

Accelerating digital transformation post-COVID-19

The TCS Pace Port follows an unprecedented 18 months which saw businesses across sectors accelerate their digitisation journeys to become more efficient and agile in a post-COVID-19 world.

The first six months of 2021 saw TCS sign several such digital transformation contracts, including telecommunications giant Ericsson and the UK’s Nationwide Building Society.

Announcing the launch of TCS Pace Port, TCS Europe head Sapthagiri Chapalapalli said: “TCS believes that collaborative innovation, harnessing the collective knowledge of an ecosystem of partners can help companies realise their purpose and build a greater future.

“Our new Pace Port at Amsterdam will serve as a European innovation hub that helps our clients build long-term sustainability, which is a core driver of purposeful business.”

Amsterdam tech industry thrives on innovation and collaboration

Speaking to I amsterdam previously, Josu Devasia, head of TCS Netherlands, praised Amsterdam as a “great place” to connect with other European markets, adding: “Thanks to our customer base, and the entrepreneurial nature and creative mindset of the Dutch, we’ve been able to try many new things here.”

It’s one reason that has drawn scores of multinationals and tech giants to the city, which, along with homegrown, forward-looking companies and a bustling startup scene, form an ideal breeding ground for collaboration and innovation. 

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