Innovation and Research

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Atos – a pioneer in innovation and research

Over one hundred years ago a Norwegian engineer named Fredrik Rosing Bull filed a patent for a “combined sorter-recorder-tabulator of punch cards” machine and so began a journey of innovation and research that Atos upholds to this day.

As well as providing our clients with digital services we also invent the IP, technology, products and patents to enable them to best serve their customers and employees. Through our research we also support our global communities, working towards the emergence of quantum computing, enabling academics and researchers to use our Quantum Learning Machines, developing high-performance computers and powerful edge servers.

Our innovation and R&D labs cover strategic domains including artificial intelligence, cloud solutions, collaborative workplace, cybersecurity and many more. Our technological expertise and our capacity for innovation are major drivers of client satisfaction and business growth.

€235m annual
R&D spend

3,000 patents

10+ R&D centers
across the globe

3,200 experts
involved in R&D

Innovate with us

Join a Business Technology Innovation Center (BTIC) session to get hands-on experience of the innovations that will help you meet your transformation challenges and grow your business. Your team can work alongside our experts to brainstorm ideas and design solutions and proofs of concepts specifically for your business’ needs.

Meet our experts

Atos Scientific Community

The Atos Scientific Community crafts the Group’s vision for the future of technology in business and anticipates the upcoming trends and technologies that will reshape businesses and society in the years ahead.

Atos Expert Community

The Atos Expert Community is our driving force for technical collaboration, ideation, innovative research and development. They help to steer our business strategy building our technology roadmap by anticipating the products and services that will be needed by the market.

Join our competitions

Atos IT Challenge

This is the first international student competition dedicated to technological innovation. Students worldwide are asked to develop the best app around the year’s theme. The 2021 theme – How digital can decarbonize non-digital.

Atos Joseph Fourier Prize

The Atos Joseph Fourier Prize is an annual competition for scientists across the globe in three key domains: High-Performance Computer, Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence.