15 to 26 August 2022

University Innovation Challenge 2022

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About University Innovation Challenge 2022

Have you ever wondered about the type of work we do at Accenture?

Join the Accenture University Innovation Challenge 2022 and uncover areas of opportunity that advancements, such as Electric Vehicles, can bring to cities.

You will get an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained, bring your ideas to life, approach modern business problems, learn from industry experts and stand a chance to land a role with Accenture.

Immerse yourself in a collaborative environment where teams are challenged to develop innovative solutions that will shape the evolution of Singapore.

Join us on 15 August 2022 and showcase your idea of what the future has in store for us!

Registrations are open till 15 July 2022, 6pm.

Why sign up?

Gain extensive insights into how we can deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity, as we offer you an exceptional chance to enrich your professional network and showcase your problem-solving and presentation skills.

Solve the case

Gain extensive insights into the type of game-changing work Accenture does.

Use the data

Use data and problem-solving skills to deal with the problem together with your teammates.

Present your solution and persuade judges

Get your ideas and solutions communicated clearly!

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What to expect

Timeline

15 June to 15 July 2022: Registration

  • Gather a team of 5 members from your university and register here.
  • Answer 2 questions during registration, and our judges will shortlist the teams to compete in the University Innovation Challenge 2022.

29 July 2022: Announcement of shortlisted teams

  • Shortlisted teams will be notified via e-mail by this date.
  • If there is any withdrawal of members after registration, each team must have at least three members to remain eligible for the competition.

The Challenge

Week 1
15 August: Opening Kick-Off [In Person]
16 August: Challenge discovery
17 August: Desktop research
18 August: Mentoring insights [In Person]
19 August: Co-creation

Week 2
22 August: Mentoring Insights – Presentation of ideas [In Person]
23 August: Concept Communication
24 August: Concept Communication
25 August: Semi-Finals [In Person]
26 August: Finals [In Person]

Location
The challenge will take place at the Accenture Singapore office located at Raffles City Tower, Level 35.

Evaluation criteria
There are 3 evaluation rounds in this University Innovation Challenge.

Evaluation Round 1 - Registration
During the registration process, your team will be required to answer 2 questions. Based on your response and qualifying criteria, our judges will select 12 teams to compete in the University Innovation Challenge 2022.

Evaluation Round 2 - Semi-finals
The 12 selected teams will refine their ideas with mentoring from experts over 1.5 weeks before pitching for a spot in the finals.

Evaluation Round 3 - Final Round
This is the final round, where the top 6 teams will present their winning ideas to our team of judges and convince them why their solution is the best way forward. In this round, the public will also be invited to vote for the best idea and contribute to the final results of the University Innovation Challenge 2022.

The qualifying teams and the winner of the Innovation Challenge 2022 will be chosen based on the following considering factors:

Originality of idea

  • How original is the idea?

Resourcefulness

  • How resourceful is the team based on depth, quality and sources of research, and ability to leverage on tips from mentors.

Clarity of narration

  • How clear is the idea articulated.

Feasibility and In-Depth-thinking

  • How feasible are the ideas and the level of thinking behind the development of the idea.

How you can join

  • Gather your friends and form a team of 5 members (all members must come from the same university).
  • Submit your team application and answer two questions in the registration process.

Register now and get a taste of what we do at Accenture!

Prizes

In addition to the top three winning prizes, shortlisted participants will stand a chance to land a role with Accenture.

1st place

The team winning first place wins SGD5000*.

2nd place

The team winning second place wins SGD3000*.

3rd place

The team winning third place wins SGD2000*.

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*Prize indicated will be presented as a cash equivalent.

FAQ

For the University Innovation Challenge 2022, the topic of the challenge is about discovering new opportunities for Electric Vehicles in cities like Singapore.

The challenge will test your analytical, entrepreneurial, and teamwork skills to assess whether you can excel in situations like those faced by our people at Accenture. The evaluation will be based on your originality of the idea, resourcefulness, clarity of narration, and the feasibility and in-depth thinking of the conducted research submission. The public will also be invited to vote for the best idea and contribute to the final results of the University Innovation Challenge 2022.

Registrations are open till 15 July, 6pm. We will review the applications and inform you of our selection via email by 29 July 2022.

Week 1

15 August: Opening Kick-Off [In Person]

  • Innovation Hub tour
  • Introduction to University Innovation Challenge 2022

16 August: Challenge discovery

17 August: Desktop research

18 August: Mentoring insights [In Person]

19 August: Co-creation

Week 2

22 August: Mentoring Insights – Presentation of ideas [In Person]

23 August: Concept Communication

24 August: Concept Communication

25 August: Semi-Finals [In Person]

  • Presentation to mentors, where one team per university will be selected to advance to the finals.

26 August: Finals [In Person]

  • Announcement of the winning team
  • Sharing from Accenture leaders

Everyone who registers in the University Innovation Challenge 2022 must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A current university student from NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SIT or SUSS
  • Fluent in the English language

Yes. Your team will be given two questions, and based on your pitch idea and qualifying criteria, the judges will select the teams to compete in the University Innovation Challenge 2022. Shortlisted applications will be notified by 29th July 2022.

It’s a team competition, so gather a team of 5 members from your university and register.

If there is any withdrawal of members after registration, each team must have at least three members to remain eligible for the competition.

1st place

  • The team winning first place wins SGD5000*.

2nd place

  • The team winning second place wins SGD3000*.

3rd place

  • The team winning third place wins SGD2000*.
*Prize indicated will be presented as a cash equivalent.

In addition to the top three winning prizes, shortlisted participants of the University Innovation Challenge 2022 will stand a chance to land a role with Accenture Singapore.

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