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Accenture Innovation Challenge for College Students [Online; Exciting Cash Prizes + Fast-Track Interviews]: Register by Aug 7: Expired

Registration are open and invited for the Accenture Innovation Challenge for College Students.

About Accenture

Accenture plc is an Irish-domiciled multinational company that provides consulting and professional services. A Fortune Global 500 company, it reported revenues of $44.33 billion in 2020 and had 569,000 employees. 

About the Challenge

It’s time to think out-of-the box, push your creative boundaries and innovate now. They truly believe that your innovation can redefine paths, re-shift paradigms and make change happen for a better tomorrow. This monumental moment of innovation can impact businesses and lives forever and unleash limitless possibilities for everyone. 

The 2021 Accenture Innovation Challenge springboards from the theme “Combining Technology with Human Ingenuity for a better world”. It aims at bringing together the essence of human ingenuity and the power of technology, both of which culminate into that one moment and its unlimited outcomes. 

Phases
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  • Phase 1 – Registrations and Idea submissions: Form a team of up to four members and submit your innovative ideas and solutions as per the submission template. Also, share with us your innovative ideas through an interesting elevator pitch video (1-2 mins).
  • Phase 2 – Online Simulation: Only shortlisted teams will advance to this stage and participate in the online simulation round.
  • Phase 3 – Prototyping: Top 20 teams will receive a funding of INR 25,000 to build their prototypes and compete in the semi-final round. If you are selected, you will get a chance to be mentored by our innovation coaches and present the final solution to the grand jury in the next round.
  • Final Phase – Grand Finale: Compete in the grand finale and present your innovative ideas to win big.

So, make sure you form a competent and diverse team to put your best foot forward, as we believe diversity drives innovation.

Prizes
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The team which presents the most creative elevator pitch video will win a mega cash prize of INR 10,000 (per team member).

Themes

Innovate for Business

  • Develop innovative business solutions, offering or a business model that disrupts the market.
  • You need to use this submission template for your idea submission – click here.
  • It is mandatory to submit a 2 minute elevator pitch video in your presentation (please put the video link in the ppt).

Innovate for Society

  • Develop innovative solution by applying technology to help improve the way we work and live, and create value for our society.
  • You need to use this submission template for your idea submission – click here.
  • It is mandatory to submit a 2 minute elevator pitch video in your presentation (please put the video link in the ppt).
Who can participate?

The competition is open to all college students who are passionate about technology. 

Benefits
  • Attractive prizes and irresistible incentives.
  • A unique national platform to showcase your innovative spirit and present out-of-the box solutions to our acclaimed Jury in the finals.
  • An opportunity for students to have a Fast Track Interview with Accenture. 
Rules
  • This is a team participation hackathon. You can have 1 to 4 members in your team.
  • You can either invite your friends to form a team or you can request other teams to add you as a member.
  • The idea phase will start at Jul 21, 2021 4:00 PM IST and end at Aug 07, 2021 11:55 PM IST, you work on your hack during the allotted time only.
  • The prototype phase will start at Sep 12, 2021 10:00 AM IST and end at Sep 26, 2021 11:55 PM IST, you work on your hack during the allotted time only.
  • It’s an online hackathon, you can participate from anywhere.
  • There are 2 themes of the hackathon, you must submit a hack that is in one of these themes.
  • Once the hackathon starts, you will get an option to submit your hack, you can submit as many times as you want, the last hack will be considered as the final submission.
  • You are expected to come up with new and innovative ideas, any idea that has been copied from somewhere will be disqualified.
  • Your hack must be developed entirely during the Hackathon duration. You may use open source libraries and other freely available systems / services such as Google Maps, Facebook Connect, Twitter feeds etc.
How to Register?

Interested participants can register for the challenge through this link.

Registration Deadline

August 7, 2021

Click here to view the official notification for the Accenture Innovation Challenge for College Students.

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