Last week, during the Accenture Innovation Summit, the winners of the Accenture Innovation Awards were announced.
“With the Accenture Innovation Awards, we want to support innovative entrepreneurs to further expand their solutions,” says Manon van Beek, Country Managing Director Accenture the Netherlands.
Winner Social Voting
Pabbl transforms your mobile lockscreen into an interactive billboard with news, influencers, and ads that are completely customized to its user. In return, users can collect coins every time they unlock the screen and exchange them for free products or discounts.
Winner Health & Wellbeing
The MOMALA-app is a smartphone application that is able to detect Malaria parasites in a microscopic image of a blood smear. By attaching the phone with it’s camera to the microscope’s ocular, the app will automatically make pictures of a thick blood smear and analyse it.
Winner Future Food Solutions
CERECSON – ASPARAGUS HARVESTING ROBOT
Cerescon is developing, producing and selling a selective asparagus harvesting machine for white asparagus. Harvesting of white asparagus is still performed completely manually due to the absence of cost-effective harvesting technology. European farmers’ profits are diminishing. Subsurface detection combined with an integrated very fast cutting robot is the patented solution that Cerescon has developed.
Winner Perfect Cities
They want to exploit sunlight to allow objects to communicate information. Communication with light can be achieved by turning the light source ‘on’ and ‘off’ (like with a flashlight), but we cannot turn the sun ‘on/off’. Their goal is to enable objects to exploit light sources, such as the sun, to transmit information in a sustainable (no batteries) and privacy-preserving manner (no cameras).
Winner Safe & Secure Society
Introducing Mine Kafon Drone, an airborne demining system developed to clear all landmines around the world in less than 10 years. MKD uses a three-step process to map, detect and detonate land mines.
Winner Clean & Affordable Energy
Winner Seamless Travel & Transport
Synple is a high-tech company based in Breda, The Netherlands. Synple specializes in creating user-friendly and intuitive software. Their software seamlessly integrates into the daily operations of transport companies. With the Synple platform the customers can easily find capacity and exchange freight in order to increase efficiencies.
Winner Circular Economy
The Blue Battery allows the storage of renewable generated electricity in a concentration gradient between fresh and salty water (H2O + NaCl), by creating an artificial gradient in times of oversupply of electricity with help of ion-exchange membranes in a process named Electrodialysis (ED). This concentration gradient can be used later to retain the energy by pumping the two streams of water back into the stack with membranes, thereby generating an electric potential in a process called Reverse Electrodialysis.
Winner Financial Services Reinvented
Nxchange has identified a need for an alternative that brings companies and investors closer together. Nxchange combines the positive aspects of crowdfunding with the benefits of a regulated stock exchange. As well as a primary market, it offers a secondary market in a transparent, liquid and regulated setting. Investors can ask questions directly to the company via a public Q&A and the company in turn can enter into a direct dialogue with its investors.