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About PARC

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Revered experience and unlimited ambition

Located in Silicon Valley, PARC is a renowned scientific research and Open Innovation company that’s been at the heart of some of the most important technological breakthroughs of our time. We bring leading scientists, engineers and designers together to form teams across a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of technology, science and innovation.

Creativity and science are core to PARC’s mission to reduce the time and risk attached to innovation. We draw on our revered history and our energy for the future to create technologies that improve our world and solve complex challenges.

The best minds, applied to the hardest problems

Our research staff includes some of the most talented, creative, and entrepreneurial Ph.D.- level scientists and engineers in the world – people with the technical expertise, business sense, and drive to turn science into breakthrough solutions. From explainable AI, to methane pyrolysis, to 3D design optimization, to large-scale sensor networks – we develop key solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

A central part of the Xerox R&D ecosystem

As a central part of the broader Xerox R&D ecosystem, PARC is well positioned to support the transformation of science into both productization and commercialization. We recognize that our world-class research and strong culture of invention deliver the greatest value when coupled with Xerox’s ability to establish new ventures, bring solutions to market at scale, and generate market-leading businesses. Together, we strive to bring people, process, and technology together to delight customers and partners.

The Business of Breakthroughs®

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Research Expertise

Focus Areas

At PARC, we concentrate our thinking on a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of technology. From AI to digital design and manufacturing, novel printing to microsystems, IoT to the workplace, our Focus Areas sit at the center of our innovation. In turn, each individual Focus Area is enabled by a set of core Competencies where our collective expertise and capabilities come to life.

150+ worldclass scientists

Our innovators drive our approach to scientific creativity.

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PARC History

PARC was founded in 1970 as Xerox PARC. In 2002, PARC was incorporated, creating a wholly owned, independent subsidiary of Xerox Corporation. Since its inception, PARC has created $1 trillion in new industries, $60 billion in startups and spin-offs, and almost 6,000 patents and patent applications.

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PARC People

Our people are integral to how we help organizations respond to a rapidly changing technology landscape. With over 150 scientists, engineers and designers, we are able to create new teams for every project we work on, combining creative thinkers and innovators from a variety of backgrounds.

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$1 trillion in new industries

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“PARC’s innovation mission is to create and launch high impact breakaway businesses powered by breakthrough technologies.”


Naresh Shanker, CTO of Xerox; President of PARC


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