Today, 7th of September, the Accenture Innovation Awards contestants reach a new milestone in their AIA Innovation Journey

Today, 7th of September, the Accenture Innovation Awards contestants reach a new milestone in their AIA Innovation Journey – the Top 10 leading innovations per theme are announced! Yesterday, during the 8 Summer Nights, it was a true challenge for the jury members to narrow down their choice to only 10 breakthrough innovations per theme. After a lot of deliberation, we proudly present you our semi-finalists!  

EDUCATION


BUKU | An online streaming platform that allows students and teachers to have unlimited access to their textbooks.

BYOR | A kit designed to teach kids about technology and sustainability.

Veative VR | The provider of a practical and affordable VR learning solution for a mass market with an education-first approach.

Sense Glove | A AR/VR tool to simulate complex tasks and enabling interacting with digital objects in the same way you would interact with real objects.

Helpr | A personal assistant that helps students with questions while doing their homework.

GoFuture | An online gamified learning environment that leads students from their dream to an enterprise.

AcaBoo | A Subscription-based book streaming platform with tailored booklists per study.

Emotion AI Allowing the world’s machines and digital products to be empathic.

Incision Academy | A surgical platform where surgical professionals can share knowledge and skills to improve quality of care worldwide.

Wizenoze | It allows searchers to discover relevant and readable content on the internet matched to their reading level, from trusted and suitable sources.

 

HEALTH



Moving Stories | Integrating the Moving Stories game within school-settings to increase awareness and help-seeking behavior and decrease negative stigma towards depression and suicide.

Wind Tales | A game for real time breathing exercises and measuring lung function at the same time.


ProbeFix | A smart solution to fixate ultrasound transducers to the body to enable hands-free and continuous imaging of the heart.

iTOP  | A technology based on a combination of small molecule compounds that forces the uptake of therapeutic proteins into the target cell where they can exert their action.

Nori Health | An AI chatbot coach for chronic disease patients, starting with people living with inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

2TWNTY4 | A platform providing insights and predictions in Emergency Department (ED) crowding.

The Versatile organ-on-chip platform | Provides biologists with dynamic microfluidic chips that in combination with human cell cultures mimic the minimal functionalities of human organs.

Heartstrings | An accurate, non-invasive and low-cost technology for screening and early diagnosis of heart disease.

SpeakSee | Microphone technology that accurately captures conversations, identifying different speakers and transcribe it into text.

Incision Academy | Using emerging technologies to bring surgical procedures to an entire new level in terms of operating results and team efficiency through advanced methods of teaching, execution and knowledge sharing.

 

NUTRITION


Liquidseal for Fruits | A unique and innovative packaging for perishables.

Water from air without energy | Producing water from air for irrigation and drinking water; fully off-grid, without adding energy and affordable.

Ship it Fresh! | Modified Atmosphere (MAP) pallet bags with a unique membrane, which equals diffusion rates of oxygen and CO2 with respiration rates, keeping gas conditions in equilibrium.

I sea baconA 100% organic Dulse that turns into a crispy, smoky and savory “bacon” when fried for a few seconds.

WastelessA turn-key food waste reduction solution for food retail, that enables dynamic pricing based on expiry dates and thus increases margins.

Sapflow and stem diameter sensorsThe sensors measure the reaction of the plant to changes in climate, manipulations and other external influences.

Coffee as a ServiceDelivering coffee beans to your office, but they keep ownership of the beans. The customer uses the beans to make coffee and they collect the coffee grounds afterwards.

Coolfinity IceVolt 500An energy efficient fridge eliminating the need for polluting, noisy and costly diesel generators.

Molecular water structure improvement by electromagnetic technologyA general improvement in yields thanks to the synergies of its different actions.

Stratuscent | Stratuscent’s sensors mimic the function of a nose.

 

LIVING AND WORKING


Temper | A digital marketplace connecting freelance professionals to companies within the hospitality sector via a transparent and innovative platform.

GeoSpark | A developer platform for location tracking solutions. 

Universal IoT Sticker | An internet connected sensor sticker that allows any product to tell you when it will break down, by simply sticking it on the side.

Closure | Closure unburdens relatives by terminating all the subscriptions, contracts and accounts of their beloved one.

Expivi | Providing a new shopping experience. A simple to use platform that has standardized product configuration.

Lilian Water Analysis System | Enabling precise and extensive measurements of water quality in seconds.

Etulipa​ | A new type of energy efficient digital display that does not need LEDs.

HOLOFIL | A 3D visualization tabletop device that attracts a viewer’s attention 5 times better than a flat screen.

ULTRA IoT modular toolkit | Their toolkit consists of smart LEGO compatible bricks with sensor- and communication technology inside. When using the toolkit, developing new IoT applications is as simple as clicking together the required bricks for the user case.

Yugen | A sensor that is capable to detect people and provide their position in real time.

SECURITY



Pakkie | Pakkie tracks the parcel, and only after it has been delivered, the money is transferred to the seller. This makes it both safe and super simple to use.

GPSDOME | Developing GPS/GNSS cyber protection solutions which defend any GPS based system against jamming and spoofing.

Ravelin Risk Prediction | Extracting patterns of fraudulent behavior using machine learning.

Ana: Distributed Identity Infrastructure | Registration and verification of your distributed digital identity through Ana, Tykn’s distributed identity attestation authority system.

VideoID - One Click Onboarding | Identifies people by video in real time with the same level of technical security and legal compliance as face to face identification.

QuantiCor | Security solutions that are resistant even against powerful quantum computer attacks.

Respond Analyst | An A.I.-based expert system that automates the analysis and judgement performed by front-line security analysts.

CYBERUS KEY | The first password-less, multi-factor user authentication platform of the “post credential era”.

BroadKey​ | Hardware Root-of-Trust Software for Authentication of IoT Devices

SecureHomeAn IoT platform specifically designed for smart homes as a personal online guard for all devices connected to the internet in your home.

CLIMATE


Water from air without energy | Producing water from air for irrigation and drinking water; fully off-grid, without adding energy and affordable.

Magnetizable concretes | A material technology, engineered from cement and magnetic particles from recycled electronic waste, for high efficiency wireless transfers.

Etulipa | A new type of energy efficient digital display that does not need LEDs.

RAW Paints | A powder formula which, with the addition of water, becomes a quality paint for walls.

The DutchNet Hydrolectric | Using hydrogen as an alternative sustainable energy system for demonstration and research purpose.

Groenewijkstroom | Creating a virtual connection between households to calculate the local supply and use of green electricity locally.

eShift | A control software that derives value from the flexibility of energy-related assets.

Fresh-r | A breathing window that keeps the air inside healthy without wasting energy.

Coolfinity IceVolt 500 | An energy efficient fridge eliminating the need for polluting, noisy and costly diesel generators.

SPRHOUT | An off-grid energy conversion unit which, using the sun as its only source, can fulfill all the energy needs of a greenhouse based horticultural project.

MOBILITY


Magnetizable concretes | A material technology, engineered from cement and magnetic particles from recycled electronic waste, for high efficiency wireless transfers.

The DutchNet Hydrolectric | Using hydrogen as an alternative sustainable energy system for demonstration and research purpose.

Chargetrip | Their predictive ML-models and UX-paradigms fix range anxiety and waiting lines at fast chargers.

Tranzer | Tranzer simplifies mobility and helps the traveler go from A to B. Or you could say it “Uberises” mobility: taking the train, car, cab or bike, Tranzer helps to plan and pay and keeps you informed.

Brenger | A platform connecting people in need of transport of their bulky items to couriers which are driving that way. 

Wink Bar - The first connected handlebar to make any bicycle smart | It is a smart handlebar that you can control from your smartphone, that will make your bike rides safer and more enjoyable.

Sjauf | The first private driver app, where you can book a driver for your own car, on demand and for a fixed, low price.

EVA Nano Hub/The Next Generation Bus Stop | A self-supporting logistics hub using the bus stop as the central point.

Wireless charging​ | A wireless e-mobility system integrator offering a wide range of new generation charging solutions for electric vehicles.

Railway infrastructure monitoring as a service | D-RAIL’s sensor system can detect railway conditions and is able to analyze that data to make it possible to avoid stops in traffic and in the worst case scenario, accidents.

FINANCE


Pakkie | Combining payment and delivery in one easy to use service for buying secondhand goods securely.

Ravelin Risk Prediction | Extracting patterns of fraudulent behavior using machine learning.

BrightPensioen, the sustainable pensioen challenger | A financial challenger offering sustainable pension solutions for entrepreneurs, self-employed and SME’s.

Dyme | A state-of-the-art solution for subscription management combining banking data with the latest machine learning technologies.

Bittiq | Using data to help people make better financial decisions.

Attrace | A decentralized affiliate marketing platform with custom made blockchain and fully open network capable of registering and auditing any advertisement click on chain.

Budlr. | Connecting online banking transactions to external data and processes for early signaling and debt prevention.

Agri-wallet | An earmarked virtual currency within the ecosystem ensuring funds are used only for a specific purpose.

Limitless | A micro savings/investing app targeted at Millennials to help them take care of their financial future.

Safened | Turning financial risk and regulatory challenges into simple and secure solutions.

These entrepreneurs have set up their company to change the status quo and are now bearing the fruits of their labor. What an incredible dose of inspiration! Congratulations to all the leaders who made it to the next round of the AIA18 innovation journey, you all deserve it! The next step will be the Semi-finals on October 4th followed by the eagerly awaited Innovation Summit on November 2nd.


With the announcement of the Top 10, we’re one step closer to the highlight of the AIA18 innovation journey. Bring it on!