Help improve mental health and win up to €20,000

We are launching the HumAInity Open Innovation Challenge to help tackle mental health issues together. If your AI innovation can enhance and empower mental well-being, you can win up to €20,000 to be able to develop or scale your idea.

Although the Nordic region is ranked high on the global happiness rankings, 12 percent of the population is suffering from loneliness and stress; anxiety and burnouts are increasing continuously.

Mental health issues have become a major challenge across the Nordics in recent years, manifested as experiences of social exclusion, depression and other kinds of mental well-being challenges.

Can technology help?

Digitalization and screen time are often seen as contributing factors to poor mental health. But we strongly believe that new technologies, such as AI, also can be part of the solution and help address mental wellbeing. That is why Accenture with SingularityU Nordic, Samsung, Furhat Robotics, Swedbank and Save the Children have initiated the Humanity Open Innovation Challenge. Together we will form a jury and select the winning ideas/innovations that will get the opportunity to be presented at Accenture Unleash in Stockholm on the 21st of April.

Rules and selection criteria


  • Challenge for anyone with an idea on how to enhance mental health in the Nordics with AI. We only offer transportation cost cover for the final event to people in the Nordic region.
  • Submit by March 8, 2020. Final event in Stockholm, April 21, 2020.
  • Prize money of €20,000 to help scale up the idea is divided by the winner(s).
  • Award paid in EUR within 90 days to a bank account in the name of the winner. For teams, prize is paid to the team lead.
  • Reporting and payment of all taxes, duties, levies, fees, and/or surcharges, if any, arising out of, or resulting from, acceptance or use of a prize are the sole responsibility of the winner of the prize.
  • Winner shall provide any information requested in connection with reporting or assessment required by tax or other authorities.
  • Intellectual property rights remain with the individual at all times—regardless if the idea is selected to be pitched to the jury.


  • Enhance Nordic mental health
  • Impact/Scalability
  • Uniqueness
  • Impact
  • Use of AI

Accenture innovations tackling mental well-being

Here are two examples of how Accenture innovations with AI can help support people and their mental well-being.

Memory lane: AI that helps tackle loneliness

Accenture and Stockholm Exergi worked together to create a groundbreaking project that uses Google Voice Assistant and conversational AI that enables people, particularly the elderly, to capture memorable life stories for future generations and also provide companionship.


Virtual Homecare: Helping senior citizens connect with community and family

Our Alexa Homecare platform uses voice and vision technologies to enable video calls, medicine and exercise reminders, reading material and event searches, and can alert loved ones to abnormalities in behaviour. It is helping physically or socially isolated senior citizens to feel more connected and stay independent at home.


The winner will be selected by the following jury, consisting of prominent experts from our partner organizations.

Daniel Hjelte

Nordic AI lead – Accenture

Elin Wallberg

Corporate Citizenship & Brand and Partnerships Manager – Samsung Electronics, Nordic

Susanna Dillenbeck

Commercial Partnerships Manager – Furhat Robotics

Ola Mattsson

Head of Growth & Innovation Hub – Save the Children

Laila Pawlak

CEO – Singularity U, Nordic

Nima Ghorbani

Head of Analytics & AI – Swedbank

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