Accenture Innovation Challenge

Providing college students across the U.S. an opportunity to offer ideas and solutions to support a priority goal of a nonprofit organization.

Do well by doing good

Making a positive impact on society, gaining hands-on consulting experience, and networking with Accenture leaders are just a few of the perks of the Accenture Innovation Challenge. Bring your most creative ideas to life by helping our nonprofit client solve a real-life business problem. This year, Accenture is proud to partner with Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), an organization who helps people with physical challenges pursue active lifestyles through fitness and competitive athletics.

At Accenture, we believe it is our responsibility to address some of today's most pressing societal needs with innovation and technology at the forefront. Each selected participant will be grouped into a team and paired with an Accenture mentor who will provide coaching throughout the process as you develop ideas to support CAF’s mission.

Accenture Innovation Challenge 2021 | Covenant House

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About the challenge

The challenge is organized in three rounds.


Participants will be assigned to a team and receive coaching from Accenture consultants. Three teams from each first round event advance onward.


Teams continue to expand their solutions and submit a revised presentation to Accenture judges. During the semi-final round, four teams are selected for the final round.


The four final teams will present solutions to a panel of Accenture and CAF leaders. Winning team members win a Summer 2022 internship + cash prize.

The Accenture Innovation Challenge is open to legal United States residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico who are 18 years of age or older (19 for residents of AL and NE) at the time of entry and are enrolled full time in a four-year degree undergraduate program, authorized to work in the United States, and will receive an undergraduate Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science upon graduation in December 2022 - September 2024 with an overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Check out the Official Accenture Innovation Challenge Rules to learn more.

Congrats to our 2022 winners!

We’re pleased to announce that the undergraduate team comprised of students from New York University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Baruch College have won the 2022 U.S. Accenture Innovation Challenge! Congratulations Ashley Ho, Julia Pepper, Kaiji Uno, and Polina Yakubova!

The winning proposal includes a comprehensive marketing strategy for the Challenged Athletes Foundation that leverages social media to improve community engagement and collaborates with several intermediate and secondary school associations to establish a student volunteer program that will help host regional track meets. The team’s solution also incorporates an Adaptative Meets Results Portal which will keep participants, alumni, volunteers, and patrons informed about upcoming and past sports meets as well as the participants’ results.


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