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KPMG's Innovation & Collaboration Challenge
March 30, 2020

The KPMG Ideation Challenge is more than just a work experience program. Designed to stretch your limits and challenge what you think is possible, it’s a student challenge like no other. In 2020, KPMG firms are bringing both STEM and business students together, where you will work in teams to solve complex business issues using data-driven solutions. Over the course of the challenge, teams will be given real client problems, which KPMG professionals work on every day, and be asked to ideate solutions grounded in data, innovative prototypes and technology. The KPMG Ideation Challenge is intended to be a true learning experience, offering you the chance to build your skills and become a rounded professional, ready to take on the world. The challenge itself will be revealed during the workshop and KPMG specialists will be on hand to help your team craft your idea and bring it to life. If selected, you will have the opportunity to take your idea to the KPMG International Finals in Seoul, South Korea!

We want to see how you can use innovative thinking to solve complex business issues using data-driven solutions. The challenge itself will be revealed during the workshop and KPMG specialists will be on hand to help your team craft your idea and bring it to life.

Here's How It Works
Sign up for the Ideation Workshop that suits you. Come to the workshop, we’ll put you in teams and, together, you’ll start working on an idea.
During the workshop, you’ll have KPMG specialists on hand to help you come up with an idea and bring it to life.
Go online to create your team’s profile and submit your idea. And you’re done!

What are the key dates?
Check with your local recruitment team for the challenge registration deadline in your country
The Ideation Academy Workshops will take place from November 2019 to February 2020
The International Finals take place 30 March-2 April 2020 in Seoul, South Korea

What can I expect if my team is chosen to go to the international finals in Seoul?
If you’re one of the finalist teams you’ll get to work alongside KPMG experts to refine and present your ideas over the course of the international finals, 30 March - 2 April 2020. During this time you will meet and network with KPMG Partners, employees and students from more than 20 countries, learn about what a career at KPMG looks like and compete to be named the champion of KIC 2020.

Your team's idea will be presented to the KPMG Global Judging Panel, who will choose the winning team that will receive seed funding from KPMG to further progress their concept, along with the support and guidance of KPMG professionals.

The student team members will retain the Intellectual Property for their original own ideas. Your ideas will never be developed by KPMG without your team’s full permission.

Am I Eligible To Apply?
We want the best thinkers in the world to apply for the Ideation Challenge. But as well as being forward-thinking and innovative, you need to check all of these points if you want to take part:

Your country is participating in the 2020 competition. Check above for an overview of participating countries.
You are currently enrolled in a full-time university program with at least one year left of your studies.
The winner of the KIC International Finals will receive funding to bring their idea to life, with the help and support of KPMG. You’ll have the opportunity to network with industry leaders and present your idea on a global platform in front of top business professionals. Then your future begins.