Accenture Innovation Challenge
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.REGISTER NOW
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 2021 - 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.
We’re pleased to announce that the Cornell University undergraduate team won the 2021 U.S. Accenture Innovation Challenge. Congratulations Kylie Grinwald and Athean Myat!
The winning proposal entails the creation of a platform to connect youth exiting the Covenant House program with peer coaches and alumni to extend the continuum of care. The team’s solution also included a strategy for building a peer coach pipeline by offering interested, exiting youth the opportunity to train as peer coach advisors and begin to build a career in social work.READ THE PRESS RELEASE