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Accenture U.S. Innovation Challenge

Competition being held on: Friday - February 17 at Krannert

Sign up for the case competition that aims to solve today's most pressing social issues faced by our non-profit partner, Habit for Humanity.

Work in teams to make a positive impact, gain consulting experience and compete for great prizes.

Finalists present to Accenture senior leaders and non-profit executives and will also get the chance to potentially put their idea into practice. Our non-profit partner will also receive support to implement the winning team's solution.

Register by February 6th at accenture.com/innovationchallenge

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  • View Logistics Timeline Schedule-Friday February 17, 2017

    9:30am-10:00am
    Accenture Coach Registration

    Rawls Hall - Third Floor, 3011

    10:00am-10:15am
    Purdue Student Registration
    Rawls Hall - Third Floor, 3011

    10:15am-10:45am
    Kick-Off and Introduction
    Rawls Hall - Third Floor, 3011

    10:45am-3:45pm
    Case Session (includes working lunch)
    Rawls Hall - 2095, 2097, 2098, 3009, 3007, 3091, 4075, 4073, 4071
    Krannert Building - Hollister Room, KRAN 202, Financial Conference Room, KRAN 230A, Dean's Conference Room, KRAN 116

    3:00pm-3:45pm 
    Accenture Judge Briefing
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    4:00pm-4:15pm
    Team 1 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    4:15pm-4:30pm
    Team 2 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    4:30pm-4:45pm
    Team 3 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    4:45pm-5:00pm
    Team 4 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    5:00pm-5:15pm
    Team 5 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    5:15pm-5:30pm
    Team 6 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    5:30pm-5:45pm
    Team 7 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    5:45pm-6:00pm
    Team 8 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    6:00pm-6:15pm
    Team 9 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    6:15pm-6:30pm
    Team 10 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    6:30pm-6:45pm
    Team 11 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    6:45pm-7:00pm
    Team 12 Presentation
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    7:00pm-7:30pm
    Networking Event/ Judge Deliverations
    Rawls Hall - 2082

    7:30pm-7:45pm
    Announce Winning Team
    Rawls Hall - Third Floor, 3011

    8:00pm-9:30pm
    Celebratory Dinner
    McGraw's - no reservations confirmed

    *Accenture will provide updates to schedule and location

  • Round 1 Schedule Day-Of Timeline

    Round 1 Schedule
    Day-Of Timeline


    The full Round 1 day event takes about 8-9 hours total for students, longer for liaisons and coaches who need to be there before and after the event.
    ActivityDurationDetail
    Coaches Briefing 30-60 Mins Campus liaison to review Coaches training briefing pack with coaches to ensure consistency of engagement with teams
    Registration 15 Mins Participants arrive for registration.
    Kick-Off & Introduction 30 Mins Welcome students, review logistics of the day, show video from non-profit client, and introduce the Accenture team.
    Case Session 5 Hours REQUIRED 5 hours for teams to work on case solution from the time they first get the materials with their teams, to submission.
    Potential for working lunch (Provided by Accenture)
    Judges Briefing 30-60 Mins Campus liaison to review Judges training briefing pack with full panel of judges to ensure consistency and awareness of rules/processes.
    > To be conducted during case session
    Presentations & Judging 2.5 - 3 Hours* Allow 10 minutes for each team to present including judges' questions, plus 3-5 minutes transition time between teams for judges to score.
    Teams cannot watch other presentations.
    Judges Deliberations 30-45 Mins Potential for networking event, casual dinner or free time for teams while they are not presenting/during deliberations.
    Announce Campus Semi-Finalist Winners & Closing 15 Mins Announcement of the campus Round 1 Challenge winners that will move on to the virtual, national Semi-Final Round.