Meet the Class of 2020

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Meet the innovations that are shaping the future of our eight themes.

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.

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9
January
Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 invites all innovators and network partners of the Blue Tulip Awards on January 9, to celebrate the start of a new year and jumpstart the innovation journey.
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13
February
Quarterfinals

The quarterfinals invite the top 25 innovators per each theme to network with the entire innovation ecosystem of partners, jury members and innovators. On this day, contestants have the chance to convince the jury of their ideas during a speed dating session. Then, the jury will select the 10 most innovative concepts per each theme. The following debate allows all innovators to come together, discuss and find solutions for the global challenges surrounding our eight themes.
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12
March
Semifinals

On March 12, the semifinals brings together the top 10 innovators per theme for a theme-related talk show. The talk show will raise issues with the topics based on the jury’s selection criteria, after which innovators can defend their concepts through conversation and a Q&A session. Following a closing pitch, the jury decides on the five concepts that make it to the finals.
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17
April
Finals

The Blue Tulip Awards reaches its peak on April 17, when finals are held at the Innovation Summit. Final pitches are held for jury members, partners and influential thought leaders at the Pitch Arena. Then, an interactive Q&A session with the audience and jury, hand finalists one last chance to win over the jury to achieve the ultimate goal: becoming the best innovation in the Netherlands.
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