Accenture Innovation Challenge 2022

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Accenture Innovation Challenge 2022 is a competition conducted by Accenture to bring together the brightest innovators who are passionate to create a meaningful change. This competition is open to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students of all years across all institutes in India. This year, the theme of the competition is ‘Innovate for 360° Value’, which is based on the unique approach to unlocking new opportunities and exciting rewards for young talents. Students can participate in any of the three categories of this innovation challenge - Innovate for Business, Innovate for Society or Innovate for a Sustainable World.

Under this competition, the winning teams can get prizes worth up to INR 1,00,000. In addition to this, eligible participants will receive communications about the recruitment process from Accenture for two job roles namely, Associate Software Engineer and System and Application Services Associate. 

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, the company offers Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations Services and Accenture Song—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Unstop (formerly Dare2Compete) is the organising partner for this challenge. 

  • Accenture Innovation Challenge 2022
    • Open to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students (all years) studying across any institute/college in India.
    • Participants can register individually or in teams (Maximum 3 members).
    • A team must strictly comprise either all Engineering, all Non-Engineering, or all B-School students, i.e., a team cannot have an engineering student along with a non-engineering student as members.
    • Cross-specialization, cross-year and cross-college teams are allowed.
    • A student can be a part of only one team.

    Note: Any deviation from the above-mentioned guidelines will result in the immediate disqualification of the entire team.


    Three winners at a pan India level will be adjudged for the Entry-Level Graduates Track and B-School Track separately:

    • Winners – Prizes worth INR 1,00,000 per team member
    • First Runners-Up – Prizes worth INR 75,000 per team member
    • Second Runners-Up – Prizes worth INR 75,000 per team member
    • Jury’s Choice – Prizes worth INR 25,000 per team member
    • Next 5 Runners-Up – Prizes worth INR 20,000 per team member
    • Fast-Track Interview Opportunity will be extended to all the eligible (as per Accenture’s recruitment process criteria) participants who would submit their innovative ideas. Eligible participants will receive communications about the recruitment process from Accenture for the below roles:
      • Associate Software Engineer
      • System and Application Services Associate
    How can you apply?
    • Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
    • Login to Buddy4Study with your registered ID and land on the ‘Application Form Page’.
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    • You will be redirected to the official application page of ‘Accenture Innovation Challenge 2022’. 
    • Click on the ‘Register’ button to register for the Accenture Innovation Challenge 2022.
    • Fill in all the details and submit. 
    • Begin the Challenge.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. What will be the structure of this competition?

    The competition structure comprises the following activities and rounds –

    • Round 1: Idea Submission Round - Teams will have an option to tackle any of the 3 themes of the Accenture Innovation Challenge 2022 and submit their ideas/solutions for any one theme. The themes are as follows:
      • Innovate for Business
      • Innovate for Society
      • Innovate for a Sustainable World 

    Teams are required to submit their innovative ideas in a templatized format in line with their respective team composition—Engineering/ Non-Engineering/ B-School students. They will also have to submit a public link of their 1-minute video elevator pitch describing their idea, e.g.: Unlisted YouTube video, Google Drive link, OneDrive Link, etc. Based on the submissions received, the top 9 teams will be shortlisted and taken to the next round. After evaluations, teams will be bifurcated into two tracks—The Entry-Level Graduates Track and B-School Track.

    • Round 2: Mentorship - The 9 shortlisted teams will work with their respective mentors to prepare their innovative submissions for the Semi-Finals.
    • Round 3: Semi Finale - The Semi-Finalist teams will be presenting their innovative ideas and detailed solutions to the esteemed jury members and industry experts virtually. Top teams from both Entry-Level Graduates and B-School tracks will be identified and shortlisted to present in the coveted Grand Finale!
    • Round 4: Grand Finale - The Finalists will be invited to showcase their innovative solutions to the esteemed jury members and industry experts.
  • Q. What are the important dates and timelines related to this competition?
    • Idea Submission Deadline - 25th September 2022 (11:59 PM IST)
    • Mentorship and Learning - 20th October 2022 (8:00 PM IST)
    • Semi Finale - 21st October 2022 (8:00 PM IST)
    • Grand Finale - 11th November 2022 (5:00 PM IST)

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