What are the Accenture Innovation Awards?

The Accenture Innovation Awards is a year-round program aiming to create an extensive ecosystem to connect all innovators. 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.

I want to register for the Accenture Innovation Awards. What are the criteria?

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

  1. Your innovation was introduced no longer than 3 years ago on the market.

  2. Your product or service is available on the Dutch market or has the intention to enter the Dutch Market.
  3. Your innovation has impact on (at least) one of the innovation themes.

  4. You understand our awards process – and commit to presenting in person to our juries in the pitch round at the semi-finals and in the final.
  5. You need to have a beta release available in the market.

You can find the general terms and conditions here.

What is the registration deadline?

Preregistrations for AIA19 are now open. You can register here.

What does it cost to register?

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

What's in it for me?

Apart from this, award-winners get a “bundle” of services and products offered by partners of the Innovation Awards.

Is it possible to register with more than one concept?

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

Who are in the jury?

Per innovation theme, there is a different independent jury. This jury consists of business professionals from the government and various industries, but also opinion leaders, theme experts, and former winners. 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 the 2018 and past jury members.

Who are the partners for the Accenture Innovation Awards 2018?

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.

I am not participating in the Accenture Innovation Awards. Can I still join the Summit?

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

When and where are the Accenture Innovation Awards?

The finals of the Innovation Awards will be at the Innovation Summit. This year, 2018, the summit will take place on Friday, the 2nd of November, at DeFabrique in Utrecht.

What does Accenture do?

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.

How can Accenture help accelerate innovation?

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

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