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ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge

Announcing the 2016 ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge!

Click here to visit the NEW ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge site

​In 2015, we started an innovation conversation in the insurance industry.
Now, YOU can help us keep the momentum going.

In 2016, the ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge expands domestically and globally with regional competitions:

  • San Francisco
  • Des Moines
  • London, UK
  • New York City
Semi-finalists selected from each region will pitch live at the ACORD2016 event in November 2016.

Start Up! Break Out! Get Noticed!

Are you the "next big thing"? We want to know!
Visit to start the submission process!

See you in 2016! ​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Challenge Overview​

The ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge accepts submissions on any technology that can be applied to transform the way we think about insurance. Multiple winners will be selected. We welcome individuals and entities of any size from anywhere in the world who have developed – or can demonstrate the potential to develop – products and services that bring significant innovation to the insurance industry. 

We also welcome participants from any company that is currently implementing some aspec​​​t of ACORD Standards, Forms, Architecture or Transactions. Qualifying Case Studies must include the business case that led your organization to use ACORD products, any other options you considered and rejected, as well as the benefits gained from the ACORD implementation.

Click here to read the Insurance Innovation Challenge Rules & Restrictions. ​

Innovation Challenge Videos


 2015 Sponsors

Microsoft BizSpark
The ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge is proud to partner with Microsoft BizSpark, a global program providing software, support and visibility to startups for up to 3 years.