The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) welcomes Akkodis to collaborate on innovation projects and support the development of tomorrow’s tech talents

Press releasesMay 18 2022

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Akkodis, a global leader in the engineering and R&D market, joins the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), a research center exploring the effects of the digital economy at the MIT Sloan School of Management as its newest Corporate Member. Akkodis join forces with MIT IDE to actively participate in research projects, events and education, MIT IDE’s central activities to drive Smart Industry leadership and digital transformation.

Together, Akkodis and MIT IDE will collaborate on thought leadership and applied academic research across multiple smart technology fields such as human/AI interface, data-driven societies, and tech for good to drive innovation forward. Akkodis will also participate in MIT IDE’s flagship educational program, MIT Analytics Lab (A-Lab), where graduate students will engage with Akkodis’ leadership to develop results that diagnose, enable, or uncover solutions to real business challenges and opportunities using analytics, machine learning, and other methods of analysis. Akkodis wants to encourage experts to learn from each other, develop new skills through cooperation, and create new ideas that can make an impact for a smarter and more sustainable tomorrow.

David Verrill, Executive Director, IDE says “We look forward to engaging with Akkodis as an MIT IDE Corporate Member, particularly given our shared belief in the importance of preparing industries for a digital future.”.

Jan Gupta, President of Akkodis, affirms “Our partnerships with universities and research institutes allow us to stay ahead of the curve, strengthening our position as a global leader in Smart Industry. We are proud to collaborate with MIT IDE, accelerating Akkodis’ innovative capacity through state-of-the-art research.”.