Frequently Asked

View all frequently asked questions about the Innovation Awards Program here.

Frequently Asked

View all frequently asked questions about the Innovation Awards Program here.


The Accenture Innovation Awards is a year-round innovation program for the most innovative products, services or concepts in the Netherlands and Europe. The Innovation Awards offers both startups and large organizations the opportunity to connect and make an impact. Every concept originated in Europe that delivers extraordinary performances and that exists for less than three years can participate.

If you have a great innovative concept, these are the requirements to register:

  1. The concept can exist for a maximum of three years.
  2. The concept must be introduced in the Netherlands or another part of Europe.
  3. If you make it to the final rounds, you will come to the Central Jury Event to pitch your innovation in front of the jury.


See the general terms and conditions here.

Registration for the Innovation Awards 2017 is open until August 4, 2017, 23:59 PM. You can preregister for 2018 here.

There are no costs involved in registering for the Accenture Innovation Awards.

There are several prizes you can win at the Summit, and during the months leading up to the Summit.

  • The ‘Blue Tulip’ is awarded at the Summit to the winner of each theme. This award comes with a bundle of products and services from Accenture and many of our partners.
  • In the months July, August, and September, you can win a prize every other week for getting the most votes from the Dutch audience. These prizes differ and include interviews for Emerce, our own blogs and invitations to network events.

Furthermore, participation in the Innovation Awards Program means joining the innovation ecosystem. By joining this year-round innovation program, participants will be able to benefit from, for example, lectures and workshops. You will also be exposed to the entire network of the Innovation Awards, giving you the opportunity to connect and collaborate.

The audience can vote for your concept by means of social voting. For the rules, check out the rules here. You can vote via the specific concept pages from June 2017 onwards. For more information about Social Voting, please visit the Social Voting page.

Yes, this is possible. You can register each concept in the innovation theme that best fits your concept

Per innovation theme, there is a different expert jury consisting of prominent leaders from large organizations, government and research institutions. The jury members all have broad experience in innovation and are knowledgeable in the theme. On the jury page, you will find an overview of all jury members.

All our partners can be found on the Partner page. If you want to know more about the possibilities of a partnership, you can send us an e-mail (Myrthe Zwaan) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Summit is invitation only. You can apply for an invitation via the Contact Page.

The finals of the Innovation Awards Program will be at the Innovation Summit. and this year this event will take place on Friday October 27, DeFabrique in Utrecht.

Accenture solves our clients’ toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We support most of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world. Learn more by visiting our website.

Accenture invests heavily in Innovation Capabilities. Our Innovation Architecture ranges from research and strategy development to labs and prototyping studio’s. See more info about our Innovation Architecture here.

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