Over the past several years, Accenture has been conducting annual innovation contests. These contests have been well received by students across the country, with more than 20,000 innovations pouring in on varied themes. Out of these great innovations, we’ve seen a few being successfully taken to the market as well.

This year, we are back with yet another season of the Accenture Innovation Challenge! For those of you looking for a national platform to showcase your innovation, it doesn’t get any bigger than this. Participate and win BIG!

If you are a student in India aged 18 years and above, and pursuing a full-time undergraduate or post-graduate course, you are eligible to participate in the Accenture Innovation Challenge. You can participate as an individual or in teams of up to four members.

If you need to get in touch with us, please use the Live Chat facility on the website. We are live on every Tuesday and Thursday between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM. You could also send us an offline message to which we will revert as soon as we can.


This year’s contest themes are – Innovate for Businesses, Innovate for the Society



Technology is reinventing businesses, and leaders need to rethink their business to gain a competitive edge.

Only innovation and the right combination of advanced technologies can enable today’s businesses to sustain, grow and be profitable in their industries. In fact, an optimal mix could save large companies billions of dollars. A few of the areas in which innovation plays a game-changing role are: Digital transformation, Automation, Process optimization, Customer interface, business disruption, applying the power of AI and robotics, among others. AI/Robotics-based solutions for customer care, Video Analytics and AI for security solutions, and using mixed reality for field servicing are a few relevant use cases. Think of more!

Leverage the power
of Innovation for Businesses.

Submissions are now closed. Stay tuned for more updates.



Technology has the power to touch millions of lives in a country like ours. Technology can be applied to improve the way we work and live and create value for our society. There is a massive scope to use technology to solve many societal problems.

Here are some sectors where technology can play an impactful role: Healthcare, Safety and Security, Citizens Identity, Financial Services, Education and Employment, E-governance, Transportation and Infrastructure, Lifestyle, Sustainability and Governance.

Leverage the power
of Innovation for People and the Society.

Submissions are now closed. Stay tuned for more updates.


Whichever contest theme you choose, remember to use technology to power your idea. You could choose from the following new-age technology areas:

Advanced Analytics and Visual Intelligence (Predictive Analytics, Pervasive Business Intelligence and Data visualization)

Artificial Intelligence (Bots and cognitive agents, deep/machine learning and neural networks, mind mapping)

Autonomous Systems/Intelligent Applications

Big data

Blockchain (including Smart Contracts, Smart Collaterals, Crypto-currencies, among others)

Cloud to the Edge

Conversational Platforms (Third-party Services, API Economy, Microservices)


Curated Social Solutions/Social Networking Platforms

Digital Ethics and Security/Cyber security and data privacy

Digital Twin

Immersive Experience (AR/VR/MR)

Intelligent Things (including IOT)

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)/Robotics Sustenance Engineering (green carbon-conscious solutions)