Design & build an Artificial Intelligence solution that will improve human experience and interaction.
Program the future is a 5-month journey where Our team of mentors will help you bring your ideas to life.
Gather a team of 2-4 members and submit your big idea on how Artificial Intelligence can improve human experience and interaction.
We live in the age of human empowerment. A world where smart machines and AI technology are removing the complexity from day-to-day tasks, giving us the freedom to be more creative and innovative.
How can AI make your day better? Design and build the next innovative solution using AI technology that can improve the way you work and live.
IDEA SUBMISSION AND PRESENTATION (DATE)
Register as a team with a minimum of two (2) and maximum of four (4) members members and submit your big idea. At this stage, we aim to gather game-changing ideas that leverage Artificial Intelligence to simplify interaction and improve experience. Accenture Screening Committee will pre-screen all the entries and will choose the best ideas that will advance to the next round.
Shortlisted ideas and teams will be requested to submit a proposal that describes their project and makes the case for why their team should be invited in a 10-min Pitch / Presentation in one of the Accenture offices. Proposal should be in a form of a PowerPoint + 2-min Video Presentation.
All entries will be evaluated based on innovativeness, intelligence & impact. Semi-finalists will be announced on week of June 26.
INCUBATION AND ACCELERATION (DATE)
At this stage, semi-finalists are expected to bring their ideas to life.
It all starts with a one-day workshop on Tech Vision, How to Build an Agile Team Session and Design Thinking Session in July, followed by an 8-week remote incubation with their Accenture Team Coach.
Teams will be invited in a series of workshop and learning sessions to help them build their entries and applications.
Teams will be mentored by our executives who will guide them throughout the journey.
ELIMINATION AND CULMINATION
On the first week of August, the semi-finalists will be invited to a defense where they are expected to present their working application to Accenture’s Panel of Judges. The judges will determine the Top 20 Teams who will advance to the final defense.
The finalists will be given the chance to promote their entries and compete for the People’s Choice Award, which will be determined through online voting.
In the Final Defense, teams will be invited again to present their application to new set of judges. The results of their Final Defense will determine this year’s winners.
Capping off Program the Future 2017 is the Culminating Event scheduled on August 30, 2017, where we will announce this year’s winners.
Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge is an annual competition that challenges university students to create innovative technology solutions that can solve real-life challenges.
Now on it’s fourth year, Program the Future aims to showcase the power of technology to change the way the world works and lives.
We are happy to announce the Top 50 ideas that made it to the semi-finals of Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge. We saw a lot of potential in the proposed AI solutions and are eager to get started on bringing these ideas to life. In no particular order, here are the shortlisted Top 50 ideas:
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