Meet the Class of 2020

Registrations are officially closed!
Meet the innovations that are shaping the future of our eight themes.

What are the Blue Tulip Awards?

The Blue Tulip Awards is a year-round ecosystem-driven program aiming to accelerate innovators, build powerful collaborations, and drive breakthrough innovation. We provide startups and innovators with a clear call to arms: connecting eight inspiring, issue-based themes with new ideas that have immense potential to transform our future. By driving collaboration between the brightest minds and accelerating the most promising innovations to reach their full potential, we can start improving the way the world works and lives right now.

What is Blue Tulip Awards 2020 timeline?

Each submitted initiative will be assessed by a sophisticated jury per theme. The jury board consists of experts, opinion leaders, and previous winners. From December 2 to December 20, 2019, the first online voting takes place. On January 9, 2020, we will host the Class of 2020 event for all innovators and partners of the Blue Tulip Awards to jumpstart the innovation journey. The Top 25 innovators of each theme will be announced on January 14, 2020. Thereafter, the quarterfinals on February 13, 2020 will end with the Top 10 announcement. On March 13, 2020, the semifinalists will pitch in front of the jury members in theme-related talk shows to win the few spots to the final battle. Finally, the competition will be at its peak at the Accenture Innovation Summit on April 17, where the five finalists of each theme will compete for the Blue Tulip Awards trophy. The eight most exquisite innovations will be named winners of the Blue Tulip Awards 2020 at the end of the Summit.

What's in it for me?

The award-winners get a variety of services and products offered by partners of the Blue Tulip Awards.

Who is in the jury of the Blue Tulip Awards 2020?

Per innovation theme, there is a different independent jury. This jury consists of business professionals from the government and various industries, but also opinion leaders, theme experts, and former winners. The jury members all have broad experience in innovation and are knowledgeable in the theme. On the jury page, you will find an overview of the 2020 jury members.

Who are the partners of the Blue Tulip Awards 2020?

All our partners can be found on the Partner page. If you want to know more about the possibilities of a partnership, you can send us an e-mail (Myrthe Zwaan) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Is it possible to register more than one innovation?

Yes, you can register as many innovations as you like. Find out the innovation themes that fit your concepts best.

What does it cost to register?

Nothing! Registration is free.

I want to sign up for the Blue Tulip Awards. What are the criteria?

If you have a great innovative concept, these are the requirements to register:

  1. You have a beta release available of your innovation, which was not longer than 3 years ago introduced on the market.

  2. Your innovation has impact on (at least) one of the innovation themes.

  3. You understand and agree to our awards process – and commit to presenting in person to our juries at the quarterfinals (February 13th, 2020), semifinals (March 12th, 2020) and in the final (April 17th, 2020). Not attending these events will result in disqualification.

  4. You are the owner of, or have valid license rights to use, all intellectual property rights in the innovation that you are submitting, and you will indemnify Accenture for any breach of this.

You can find the general terms and conditions here.

What is the (pre)registration deadline?

Currently, registrations for the Blue Tulip Awards 2020 are closed. More information on pre-registrations will follow soon. Please fill in contact form on our contact page if you would like to stay up-to-date.

Can I attend Blue Tulip Awards events if I'm not a participant of the Blue Tulip Awards?

Of course! Even if you’re not a participant of the Blue Tulip Awards, you can join one of our many Scale Up Academy events. The Scale Up Academy is a program that enables startups to learn what it takes to scale up and take their businesses to the next level while expanding their network and stimulating an innovative ecosystem. Previous Scale Up Academy events include the Storytelling 101 workshop by Accenture and the Growth Hacking workshop by Growth Tribe. If you would like to know more about the Scale Up Academy and its upcoming events, click here.

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