Events

The Accenture
Innovation Summit 2017

It will be all about innovation on October 27: the day of the Accenture Innovation Summit 2017 at DeFabrique, Utrecht.

Events

The Accenture
Innovation Summit 2017

It will be all about innovation on October 27: the day of the Accenture Innovation Summit 2017 at DeFabrique, Utrecht.

To lead in the new, you must innovate in the now.

The eleventh edition of the Innovation Summit is the place where all players of the innovation ecosystem gather. It is the place where our corporates, innovators, influencers, partners and the best Dutch innovators connect, learn and get inspired through innovation via different innovation tracks.

Pitch Arenas & Award Ceremony

Each year, over 1000 innovations join the Accenture Innovation Awards competition. Only a few of them have the possibility to convince the jury of their innovation during the Accenture Innovation Summit. On September 25, each jury chooses their 5 finalists per innovation theme during the Central Jury Event. The Accenture Innovation Summit will be the moment of truth, as our jury will then decide which finalist will be rewarded the prize for best innovation of 2017 at DeFabrique in Utrecht.

t. After their pitch in one of the Pitch Arenas, the winners will be announced during the Award Ceremony where the blue tulips will be awarded.

Innovation DeepDives

At the Accenture Innovation Summit, you will not only experience innovation, but we invite you to participate as well. During the Innovation DeepDives, experts (e.g. clients, partners, influencers, innovators) will share their knowledge and ask your view on various challenging topics.

Innovation RoundTables

Innovation Summit guests are also invited to register for our Innovation RoundTables, hosted by Accenture, by partners, by clients, academic institutes and other innovators. You will discuss along with other entrepreneurs, innovation experts and business champions on the latest game-changing topics as Blockchain, Robotics and Emerging Health Technologies.

Innovation Market

At the Innovation Market, you will literally walk into a world of innovation. You are invited to watch, taste, feel and experience the latest game-changing innovations, of startups, but also of innovative partners and the broader innovation architecture.

Investor Stage
During the Investor Stage, startups can pitch their concept for an audience consisting of renowned investors from the Dutch Venture capital scene. After the pitch, the investors will ask critical questions to for example clarify the business models or scalability of the different innovations. All to facilitate meaningful connections between startups and investors, venture capitalists to accelerate innovation in the Netherlands.

Enter the competition

Excited to connect with the leading organizations in every industry? To pitch your innovation to the Netherlands’ key investors? To win the Blue Tulip award for best innovation in front of 2500 innovators?

Explore innovation

Are you ready to meet the innovations that will change the game of your industry? Do you know how to be the disruptor, not the disrupted? Looking for inspiration on how to release trapped value in your organization?

Accenture Innovation Awards