The Accenture Innovation Awards

The Accenture Innovation Awards is a year-round program aiming to create an extensive ecosystem to connect all innovators. We believe that innovation is the key to a brighter future. Innovative concepts have the power to improve the way society works and lives, creating greater opportunities for our world and the generations to come. We have made it our mission to foster innovation year-round. Providing innovators, startups and investors alike with a clear call to arms: eight inspiring, issue-based themes with immense potential to transform our future. These themes are an open invitation for participants to present their ideas and innovations and gain the support they need to succeed.


Recognized around the world for their creativity, commitment and vision, Startups and innovators have already had considerable impact on the way we live and work. At Accenture, we want to ensure that the next generation of brilliant innovations has every opportunity to thrive and flourish. The Accenture Innovation Awards track provides a unique platform for innovative concepts, both to gain recognition and to attract partners and investors. We also host events throughout the year specifically to help startups scale up, connect with vital allies and accelerate their potential.


Collaboration is the lifeblood of innovation. When fresh ideas join forces with hard-won experience, true game-changers are born. That is why Accenture stimulates ecosystem-wide partnerships for each innovation theme. But we don’t stop there. Our network allows startups, corporations, partners and investors to build valuable collaborations throughout the year. For our Innovation Summer Nights, we bring together the top 100 most influential thinkers, creators, explorers and visionaries from each ecosystem, creating an supercharged environment for collaborative innovation.


In an increasingly dynamic and disruptive business environment, understanding the forces that drive innovation will determine your organization’s ability to compete. Accenture identifies these key forces as The New: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation, Interactive, Cloud and Security. Throughout the year, we host Innovation DeepDives to help position your company and seize the opportunities these drivers present. We also illustrate the potential of related Winning Themes: Living Business, Industry X.0, Workforce of the Future, Digital Decoupling and Cyber Resilient Business.


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We welcome our innovative ‘Class of 2018’! Learn more about the competition and our network of game changers! Are you ready for the AIA18 innovation journey?


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