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
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
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
If you have a great innovative concept, these are the
requirements to register:
You have a beta release available of your
innovation, which was not longer than 3 years
ago introduced on the market.
Your innovation has impact on (at least) one of
the innovation themes.
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.
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
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.
Do you have another question?
Please contact us!
We are happy to answer your questions.
Please contact us and we will reply as soon as possible.