Bondholder Rolls-Royce has launched R2 Data Labs, which will act as an acceleration hub for data innovation.
The Data Labs will be based in the firm's Derby global headquarters, as well as several other locations.
Using advanced data analytics, industrial Artificial Intelligence and machine learning techniques, R2 Data Labs develops data applications that unlock design, manufacturing and operational efficiencies within Rolls-Royce and creates new service propositions for customers.
Neil Crockett, Head of R2 Data Labs and Chief Digital Officer for Rolls-Royce, said: "We see huge untapped potential for our customers to achieve better, more efficient operations through collaborating with Rolls-Royce in data innovation projects.
"So we’re building on our data innovation foundations with a new model that will deliver a major step-change in the capability and impact of our data innovation and services.”
Through R2 Data Labs, customers will be able to tap into a new community of data innovation that combines deep industry, design, engineering and manufacturing domain knowledge with a global pool of Rolls-Royce data expertise.