The Accenture Innovation Challenge is the challenge with a difference. This multi-round event combines hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact on society. You will work with a team to collaboratively develop a solution for a case based on a real-world challenge faced by a national non-profit.
Work in consulting-style teams and benefit from mentoring by Accenture staff
Develop an innovative idea to solve a real-life challenge faced by our non-profit partner, United States for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Compete for the opportunity to pitch your team's idea to our non-profit partner and Accenture senior leadership
Make a real impact: the winning team will join Accenture for an Innovation Experience to develop the plan to potentially put their idea into practice
Check back in the Fall for information about the 2017 Accenture Strategy Innovation Challenge.
The 2016 Accenture Strategy Innovation Challenge
Through the multi-round competition, students developed a solution for a business challenge for USA for UNHCR (U4U).
Congratulations to the University of Michigan Ross School of Business on the winning solution! This team recommended that U4U create a Refugee Ally program that targets both individuals and corporations.Pictured from left to right: Catalina Kaiyoorawongs, Ashlyee Freeman, Sean Pavlik and Caitlin Cordell.
Turning Issue into Outcome
For past Innovation Challenges, Accenture partnered with national non-profits to provide student participants with real-life challenges to solve. In conjunction with members of the winning student teams, Accenture worked with the non-profit partners to implement solutions proposed during the annual Innovation Challenge.
World Vision (2014) - A flexible education model to bridge the gap in student learning between fragile states and more stable states.
Back on My Feet (2015) – A creative solution was developed to help the non-profit double its reach by 2020.
Accenture Innovation Challenge Photo Albums
See how our teams come together to make an impact
Watch our playlist on YouTube for insights and advice from student participants, and Accenture and non-profit partner judges who participated in the final rounds of prior year’s undergraduate and MBA Innovation Challenge competitions.