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Accenture loops Yahoo to launch its Fifth Season of ‘Innovation Jockeys’ Contest

AccentureAccenture loops with Yahoo India to launch its fifth season of #InnovationJockeys: The Hunt for India’s most Innovative Minds – a contest inviting full-time undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students in India to use technology to develop innovative ideas.

En routing to bring an innovative positive impact to the society, this year the contest composites three themes: detecting fraud and preventing business malpractice; creating an inclusive digital India; and empowering women.

Applicants for the #InnovationJockeys 2016 contest can register solo or in teams of up to four members as they submit:

  • Solutions for detecting fraud and preventing malpractice;
  • Platforms or applications that support the creation of a “digital India” in which all citizens can participate and enjoy “digital citizenship”; and
  • Solutions that will empower the lives of women by improving their health, safety and employment opportunities.

“The last four seasons of Innovation Jockeys have generated more than 9,300 ideas from students across India,” said Raghavan Iyer, managing director, Technology Delivery and Innovation Council lead for Accenture in India.  “They have also inspired innovative ideas on emerging technologies and given young minds an opportunity to stand out.  This year, we urge students to think about inclusive innovation and to develop pioneering ideas that tackle challenges that society faces every day.”

“This year marks the fifth season of Innovation Jockeys and we are expecting a grander participation. It has been very exciting to be associated with a platform that encourages young minds to take on challenges, innovate and envision a better tomorrow,” said Unni Aravindakshan, Vice President – Production Engineering and Head, Yahoo Software Development India Pvt. Ltd. “We look forward to identifying even more such individuals this year, and providing them with the inspiration to take their ideas forward.”

The deadline for submitting ideas is August 17, 2016. The submissions will go through an initial round of review by the contest’s jury, and the final shortlisted participants will be invited to present their ideas to the jury in the grand finale in Bengaluru on October 20, 2016.

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