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Accenture Innovation Challenge for College Students[Cash Prize+Fastrack Interview] | Registration Deadline 7th August

Registration is open and invited for the Accenture Innovation Challenge for College Students. The last date of the registration is 7th August, 2021.

About Accenture

Accenture plc is an Irish-domiciled multinational firm that gives consulting {and professional} companies. A Fortune Global 500 firm, it reported revenues of $44.33 billion in 2020 and had 569,000 staff. 

About the Challenge

It’s time to think out-of-the field, push your inventive boundaries, and innovate now. They truly consider that your innovation can redefine paths, re-shift paradigms, and make change occur for a greater tomorrow. This monumental moment of innovation can influence businesses and lives perpetually and unleash limitless prospects for everybody. 

The 2021 Accenture Innovation Challenge springboards from the theme “Combining Technology with Human Ingenuity for a better world”. It goals at bringing collectively the essence of human ingenuity and the ability of technology, each of which culminate into that one moment and its limitless outcomes. 

Phases
  • Phase 1 – Registrations and Idea submissions: Form a team of as many as 4 members and submit your innovative ideas and options as per the submission template. Also, share with us your innovative ideas by an interesting elevator pitch video (1-2 minutes).
  • Phase 2 – Online Simulation: Only shortlisted groups will advance to this stage and take part in the online simulation round.
  • Phase 3 – Prototyping: Top 20 groups will obtain funding of INR 25,000 to build their prototypes and compete in the semi-final round. If you’re selected, you’ll get an opportunity to be mentored by our innovation coaches and present the ultimate solution to the grand jury within the next round.
  • Final Phase – Grand Finale: Compete within the grand finale and present your progressive concepts to win big.

So, ensure you form a competent and numerous team to place your best foot forward, as we consider diversity drives innovation.

Prizes

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

Themes

Innovate for Business

  • Develop progressive business options, providing or a business model that disrupts the market.
  • You want 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 the innovative solution by applying technology to help enhance the way we work and live, and create value for our society.
  • You want 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 within the ppt).
Who can participate?

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

Benefits
  • Attractive prizes and irresistible incentives.
  • A unique nationwide platform to showcase your innovative spirit and present field out-of-the-field solutions to our acclaimed Jury within 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 both invite your friends to form a team or you may request different groups to add you as a member.
  • The idea phase will begin on Jul 21, 2021, 4:00 PM IST and finish on Aug 07, 2021, 11:55 PM IST, you work on your hack through the allotted time only.
  • The prototype phase will begin on Sep 12, 2021, 10:00 AM IST, and finish on Sep 26, 2021, 11:55 PM IST, you work on your hack through the allotted time only.
  • It’s an online hackathon, you may take part from anywhere.
  • There are 2 themes of the hackathon, it’s essential to submit a hack that is in one of these themes.
  • Once the hackathon begins, you’ll get a choice to submit your hack, you may submit as many times as you need, the final hack will be considered as the final submission.
  • You are expected to come up with new and progressive concepts, any concept that has been copied from someplace will be disqualified.
  • Your hack should be developed fully during the Hackathon duration. You could use open source libraries and different freely available platforms/ companies such as Google Maps, Facebook Connect, Twitter feeds, and many others.
Registration Process:

Interested participants can register for the challenge by 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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