Welcoming the Class of 2020!
We are officially three months into our Blue Tulip Awards journey, after being the Accenture Innovation Awards for 12 years! Today, we are proud to announce that the registrations for the Blue Tulip Awards 2020 have been completed and, therefore, would like to announce the Class of 2020. This group consists of excited and eager innovators who are willing to broaden their horizons through our program.
Meet the Class of 2020
Now it’s time to present to you the Blue Tulip Awards’ Class of 2020! This group of innovators is willing to change the game, push the limits, and shape the future. They represent industry disruptors with ground-breaking innovations, who enthusiastically want to take their concepts to greater heights. We are very excited and proud to welcome these innovators into our program, in which they will be involved in one of our eight global issue-based themes. The themes of this year’s Blue Tulip Awards 2020 are: Climate, Education, Finance, Health, Living & Working, Mobility, Nutrition, Security.
“We are excited and grateful to welcome the Blue Tulip Innovation Class of 2020! Their solutions are solving climate, health and other key societal challenges. By participating in the Blue Tulip Awards, the innovation ecosystem helps them to scale and stretch their impact even further. Onwards!”
- Kirsten Spahr van der Hoek, Innovation Lead at Accenture the Netherlands.
Curious to see what these innovators will experience during the Blue Tulip Awards 2020 program? Here’s a sneak peek:
Class of 2020
Our partners, together with our Class of 2020 will come together at the start of the year on January 9 at TQ Amsterdam, to connect and celebrate the beginning of their Blue Tulip Awards 2020 journey.
On February 13, at the Amsterdome, the top 25 innovators will have to convince their respective theme jury of their concepts through a speed-dating session. Besides, during a debate session, the innovators will gain insights and share knowledge about current global challenges.
On March 12, at DeFabrique, our top 10 innovative concepts per theme will participate in a theme-related talk show. During that talk show, they will be challenged on topics based on the jury’s selection criteria. At the end of the night, all our finalists will be announced!
The Blue Tulip Awards 2020 program will culminate at the Accenture Innovation Summit on April 17, with our final pitches, held at Taets Art & Event Park. The innovation ecosystem will once more come together. The top five innovations, per theme, will have to race against the clock at the Pitch Arena. After the final pitches, the jury can challenge the finalists in an interactive Q&A session to give the finalists one last chance to win the jury, and the audience, over. After five months of innovation journey, the winners of the Blue Tulip Awards 2020 will be announced and celebrated at the Accenture Innovation Summit.
Scale Up Academy workshops
Throughout the Blue Tulip Awards 2020 program, all innovators will have the opportunity to participate in the workshops, to gain insights into industry strengths and practical skills, organized by the Scale Up Academy. Previous workshops include the Storytelling 101 workshop by Accenture and the Growth Hacking workshop by Growth Tribe.
Meet our network
If you are curious to see who our innovators would be learning from, meet our esteemed jury members. Or if you want to know who makes the Blue Tulip Awards 2020 program possible, check out our partners. For any other burning questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page here.