Blue Tulip Awards is an innovation competition aiming to connect innovators, build powerful collaborations, and accelerate breakthrough innovation. Throughout the year, in three-month competitions (called ‘Generations’) it welcomes 50 promising innovations in themes based on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.


The participants go through different rounds and [mostly] digital events in which they connect with fellow innovators, partners, media and inspiring theme experts. Throughout the competition expert feedback and 1:1 coaching is provided by jury members. At the end of each generation, the theme’s Blue Tulip Award is awarded to the winning innovation.