Advancing our clients’ innovation agenda
At CGI, innovation begins as part of our work on client projects. One of the ways we advance our clients’ goals is through our global network of CGI Innovation Centers.
These centers host innovation workshops and provide access to global, cross-industry capabilities, sparking innovation from ideation to rapid prototypes to test business performance. For our experts, these facilities provide a collaborative environment to test and evolve innovations and a space to share advances with the local community.
Whether using video analytics and artificial intelligence to interpret consumer sentiment, testing brain-computer interfaces, or experimenting with quantum computing, we focus on identifying future trends and related technologies, understanding their impact on our clients’ business and applying them to solve client challenges.
Learn more about our approach to effective innovation management.
- Innovation Center (Montréal)
Our Montréal center is a hub for our best cross-industry innovations from around the world. It’s dedicated to accelerating our clients’ digital transformation through unique co-creation capabilities to fuel applied and tangible innovation. Clients and business leaders are invited to an immersive experience by exploring CGI’s intellectual property-based solutions and the latest emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. Our center is also equipped with a state-of-the-art, design-thinking space where clients, guided by our experts in a workshop setting, can build their digital transformation roadmap and develop new opportunities for co-innovation.
- Innovation Center of Excellence (Helsinki)
The Helsinki Innovation Center of Excellence (ICE) features a collaborative environment and houses a development focused ICE Lab—a breeding ground for a culture of experimentation that responds quickly to IT industry developments. The ICE Lab researches future trends and tests related technologies to help CGI clients and experts better understand how the world is changing and its impact on their businesses. Currently, the lab is especially focused on artificial intelligence, green transition and cloud transformation.
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- Digital Innovation Center (6 locations)
France is home to a CGI Digital Innovation Center that aims to positively impact client businesses by accelerating growth, promoting collective enterprise, and exploring innovative solutions. This center brings together our best practices in big data, digital experience, mobility, and consumer experience, among others. It offers an experience based on customized journeys and a dedicated showroom in Paris where CGI clients and experts co-create pragmatic and relevant innovations. The Digital Innovation Center locations are Avignon, Montpellier, Paris, Rennes, Toulouse and Tours.
- Retail & Services Center of Excellence (Lille)
Located in Lille, this center of excellence enables clients to look into the future and gain insights into how to differentiate and personalize unique experiences for their customers. The center combines a customer-centric focus with access to a wealth of expertise from phygital (physical + digital) and omni-channel enablement to supply chain acceleration, big data and cybersecurity.
- Supply Chain Center of Excellence (Lyon)
The Lyon Center is dedicated to helping clients worldwide transform their supply chains and ecosystems through advanced digital technologies. The center’s experts work closely with clients to identify and develop new digital supply chain solutions and partnership models that improve collaboration and drive innovation. A supply chain showroom features separate innovation stations for each step of the process.
- Industry 5.0 Center of Excellence (Toulouse)
Located in the Occitanie region in Toulouse, this innovation center is dedicated to helping clients around the world realize the benefits of Industry 5.0 and enabling technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality and digital twins. The focus is on co-building, with manufacturing clients, the factory of the future, developing new manufacturing solutions and improving existing ones through innovation, and applying Industry 5.0 best practices to accelerate transformation. Another unique aspect is an immersive game designed to interactively teach a course structured around seven key Industry 5.0 issues, including real-time monitoring, data continuity, digital twins, process automation, manufacturing execution systems, process mining, and cybersecurity.
- Innovation Lab (Karlsruhe)
The Innovation Lab in Karlsruhe welcomes both clients and students to discover and build new business model ideas. Visitors are encouraged to experiment with exciting upcoming technology ranging from single-board computers to professional robots and robot arms, and 3D depth cameras to virtual and augmented reality. The lab then brings proofs of concept to life with the help of such innovations as artificial intelligence and more. All of this can be done through our workshops or onsite testing.
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- Innovation Lab (Lisbon)
The CGI Lusófona Innovation Lab is a dynamic hub located on the Lusófona University campus, where researchers, students, partners, clients, startups, and CGI experts converge to stimulate experimentation and co-innovation for the benefit of these stakeholders. More than just a physical location, the Lab is integrated into a larger innovation ecosystem that also includes the CGI Unicorn Academy, which enables the creation of a community dedicated to unlocking new possibilities and transformative ideas through technology.
- Innovation Center (Gloucester)
As boundaries between space, defense and intelligence operations continue to blur, our Gloucester Center is uniquely positioned to help clients connect the dots. The secure interactive environment features holographic projection and mixed reality technology to help demonstrate and visualize emerging technologies and their role in enhancing UK's national security.
- Innovation Center (Manchester)
Located within our Soapworks office in Salford, Manchester, this center plays a key role in advancing CGI’s collaborative relationships across the public and private sectors in the North of England—connecting business, technology and community growth in the region.
- Innovation Center (London)
Housed on the 14th floor of the iconic “Walkie Talkie” building in central London, this center provides a flexible space for giving demonstrations or for holding innovation workshops with clients. With its own 5G network, access to virtual and augmented reality technology and mobile pods for collaboration, the center provides a stimulating space for clients and partners to explore the art of the possible.
- Innovation Center (Glasgow)
With an unusual round “standing” presentation room, our Scotland-based clients are able to experience innovation workshops and presentations without having to travel south of the border. A “Vision for a Smart City” can be brought to life through real-world experience and solutions across local authority areas of responsibility—showcasing the potential for the future.
- Sustainability Innovation Lab (Leicester)
Launched in partnership with the University of Leicester, a founding member of CGI’s unique research initiative Sustainability Exploration and Environmental Data Science (SEEDS), the Sustainability Innovation Lab provides an environment where CGI can collaboratively help clients in partnership with university professionals and students to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future through technology, research and innovation.
- Federal Innovation Center (Arlington, VA)
Just minutes from Washington, D.C., the Arlington, Virginia, Center provides a fully interactive space for CGI clients and experts. It hosts innovation workshops designed to solve some of the largest problems facing the U.S. federal government. It’s co-located on the Marymount University campus.
- Innovation Center (Denver, CO)
Located in the vibrant technology hub of Denver, Colorado, this center showcases CGI’s cloud-native, digital and human-centered design capabilities for clients who are transforming their customer experience. The collaboration studio and workspaces are designed for teamwork, innovation and the exploration of new ideas and technologies to drive business results.
- Innovation Center (Lafayette, LA)
Co-located with our Delivery Center of Excellence, the Lafayette, Louisiana, Innovation Center's research lab advances cutting-edge technologies like cloud, cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities and analytics to support our clients’ digital transformation. This facility leverages unique partnerships with the University of Louisiana and other local institutions.
- Innovation Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
Our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, center is integral to CGI’s partnership with clients in this resurgent technology city. The modern collaborative studio is equipped with a virtual lab, visualization technology, and spaces designed to promote teamwork, innovation, ideation and applying new ways of thinking to deliver business results. It also hosts community engagement activities such as STEM education.