The final day has come. This is the day that the most innovative Dutch products, services and concepts will be assessed and will get a chance to win the Blue Tulip. The Accenture Innovation Awards: an annual innovation competition for the most innovative Dutch products, services and concepts. By giving the Innovation Awards Accenture companies and organizations the recognition they deserve. Concepts that are launched in the Netherlands and deliver exceptional performance in terms of innovation and sustainability and are younger than three years old, can register and compete for the coveted Blue Tulips, Green Tulip and the Audience Award. There is also an award for the person who has made an extraordinary contribution in the past year to innovation in the Netherlands, the Innovator of the Year.
The absolute highlight
Throughout the entire year, there will be several events and highlights around the Innovation Awards. The absolute highlight is the presentation of the Innovation Awards on October 30th in DeFabrique in Utrecht. During this final, the jury’s will award the Blue Tulips, Green Tulip and the Innovator of the Year award. The winner of the Audience Award will also be announced.
Unlike previous years, this year the Innovation Awards will be awarded in, by Accenture defined, innovation and growth themes in the Netherlands. In total there are 10 topics in which innovations compete for the Green and Blue Tulip Tulips.
Within nine of the themes, the independent jury will award a Blue Tulip. In addition to awarding the blue tulips, the jury will reward the winner of the Circular Economy theme with a Green Tulip.
Prior to the presentation of the tulips, a jury round will take place. The jury consists of a mix of professionals working in business and the government. The judges feel right at home in Dutch innovation within their specific industry. To make a selection, the jury will use information innovations submitted at registration. Then, the selected participants may pitch their innovation during the Innovation Awards on October 30th where the winners will be chosen.
For more information, please go to the Accenture Innovation Awards website.