The digital revolution is transforming life as we know it, and businesses need to be ready with a smart digital strategy, to keep pace and stay relevant in this ever-changing landscape. In fact, it’s no longer about a single technology, but a smart combination of advanced technologies that can enable digital transformation and enterprise-wide growth.
Enter Industry X.0 – the “Digital Reinvention of Industry” – where businesses use advanced digital technologies to transform their core operations through smart, connected and living technologies. Industry X.0 businesses incorporate Industry 4.0’s core operational efficiencies, and leverage combinations of advanced digital technologies to continuously create new, hyper-personalized experiences in both a business-to-consumer and business-to-business context.
Transform with Industry X.0 and Accenture Ventures
Accenture is helping enterprises to digitally transform with Industry X.0, and Accenture Ventures – with its focus on partnering with growth-stage startups - is playing a key role in architecting this transformational journey by creating a new ecosystem of innovative start-ups for enterprises across the world.
Accenture Ventures has launched the “Accenture Ventures Industry X.0 Challenge” with the objective of identifying and recognizing Indian start-ups who have the most "innovative and challenging B2B use cases solved in Industry X.0".
Focus areas of the challenge
4 categories: Supply chain and logistics, R&D and engineering solutions, manufacturing, and support and services
Who can apply
If you are a startup with operations in India in any of the following Industry X.0 segments, if you have worked on B2B use cases, and have an annual revenue of at least $100,000, then this is the right opportunity for you.
What’s in it for you
If you win the Accenture Ventures Industry X.0 Challenge 2018, here is what you get to accelerate your entrepreneurial journey:
- The opportunity to collaborate with Accenture and deliver innovative solutions for G2000 Enterprises
- Opportunity to pitch to CXOs of Accenture’s Indian and global clients
- Invitation to join a special Industry X.0 cohort program (mentorship & all benefits of “Accenture’s Open Innovation Partner program") or co-creation opportunities at Accenture Ventures CoE at the highly talked about Accenture Innovation Hub in Bengaluru
- In addition to this, the winners will get an exclusive presentation opportunity to a group of highly influential industry influencers and business leaders in India.
A jury comprising of Accenture leaders, industry experts (including Accenture clients), and VCs will select the finalists.
Finalists will be chosen on the basis of the uniqueness of their solution, the business benefits it offers and the scalability of the solution. Winners will be chosen by the jury after the final round of deliberations and announced during a grand finale on July 6, 2018.
To enter your startup for the Industry X.0 Challenge, fill out this application form.
Applications close on June 8, 2018, so hurry up and apply today.
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