From today on, the Accenture Innovation Awards Program of 2017 is officially open for registration. For the eleventh year in a row, innovative startups can compete during the year-round Innovation Awards Program. The goal? Stimulating innovation in the Netherlands and beyond its borders and scaling up starting businesses. We welcome all entrepreneurs as well as corporate startups and concepts to register between now and July 31st, 2017. You might as well become the next winner of the Blue or Green Tulip during the Innovation Summit on October 27!
Do you have an innovative startup, idea or concept that is younger than three years and active in de Dutch market? Register now!
Innovation themes & challenges
Want to join the competition? Register within one of the following eleven innovation themes and take the challenge:
- Health & Wellbeing
- Future Food Solutions
- Perfect Cities
- Safe and Secure Society
- Clean & Affordable Energy
- Skills to Succeed
- Seamless Travel and Transport
- Circular Economy
- Financial Services Reinvented
- Delightful Consumer Experience
- Intelligent Enterprise
The Innovation Awards process
All registered concepts will be judged by an independent jury of business-, governmental and educational professionals. On September 25, the shortlist of the finalists of every theme will be announced. During the Innovation Summit on October 27, the finalists will pitch their concept to the jury and the winner will be awarded with a Blue – or Green – Tulip and a cheque. There is an additional award for the winner of the Social Voting Prize.
Let the competition start!