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Accenture Innovation Challenge

Do Well
by Doing Good

Put your community spirit and creative ideas to the test by participating in the Accenture Innovation Challenge (AIC) for undergraduate students. You’ll make the ultimate difference by developing an innovative idea to solve a real-life challenge for a non-profit, and gain consulting experience in the process.

Check back in the winter for details on how you can be a part of our next challenge.


Work in consulting-style teams and receive mentoring from an Accenture coach


Advance rounds to pitch your idea to our leadership and non-profit partners


The winning team will receive internship offers from Accenture and $5,000


This year’s undergraduate challenge asked students to develop innovative solutions to help CARE, a global humanitarian organization, replicate sustainable, proven models for access to agricultural inputs (seed, fertilizer, tools) in order to increase market access and income for women smallholder farmers. Over 1,300 applicants applied with 200 individuals participating from 50 different teams across the United States.

The winning solution was created by Georgetown University (Sarah Pavlak, Suraag Srinivas and Anne Botos), who recommended that CARE develop a three-pronged strategic approach of awareness, development and empowerment to increase the quality of life for women farmers. Their solution will not only reduce the cost and time of acquiring inputs, but also position women as ambassadors and microlenders in their communities, reaching 1.7M women globally in five years.