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. The registration for the Blue Tulip Award 2020 is now open. Register here.

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 registration deadline?

The registrations for the Blue Tulip Awards 2020 are now open and will close on November 17, 2019. The registration will last until November 17, 2019. REGISTER 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 from not only the theme industries and the government, but also opinion leaders, and previous winners. From December 2nd to December 20th, 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 celebrate the start of a new year and jumpstart the innovation journey. The Top 25 innovators of each theme will be announced on January 14th, 2020. Thereafter, the quarterfinals on February 13th, 2020 will end with the Top 10 announcement. On March 13th, 2020, the semifinalists will pitch in front of the jury members in theme-related talk shows to win the few tickets to the final battle. Finally, the competition will be at its peak at the Accenture Innovation Summit on April 17th, 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 does it cost to register?

Nothing! Registration is free.

What's in it for me?

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

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.

Who are 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.

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