Accenture has won a deal to design an ICT laboratory that will be the centerpiece for the University of Aizu Revitalization Center in Japan.
The Revitalization Center was established to aid recovery of the area following the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011.
Plans call for the construction of a high-efficiency, next-generation data center that will consume less electricity than the national average.
The lab is expected to have several examples of innovative public sector technology, including a command center to test mobile devices, personal computers and smart-consumer electronics for security features and an advanced-testing facility that can be used for university classes.
Construction will begin in April 2014 and is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2015. Accenture will help plan all functions and services available at the lab and design the management systems to include business systems and security requirements.
Hiroshi Goto, who leads Accenture’s health and public Service business in Japan, said plans also include the introduction of smart equipment to improve efficiency.