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KPMG Ideation Challenge

KPMG Ideation Challenge

A student challenge like no other.

A student challenge like no other.

Business and STEM students! The global KPMG Ideation Challenge (KIC) is your chance to help solve some of the world’s biggest business challenges. Meet new people, learn from great thinkers, explore new innovations, develop your business skills and grow your connections within KPMG.

About the Challenge:

KIC is open to both Business and STEM university students. You’ll apply individually and then be grouped into teams to tackle real-world business problems, leveraging data and analytics. This is a great opportunity, experience firsthand our cross-functional approach to solving client challenges. 



  • Pre-Selection, January 21st-22nd , 2020
  • Local Round, January 31st-February 1st, 2020


  • Pre-Selection, January 13th, 2020
  • Local Round, January 24th-25th, 2020 


  • Pre-Selection, January 17th, 2020
  • Local Round, January 25th, 2020

Montreal: (Please note that all presentations must be conducted in English)

  • Pre-Selection, January 24th, 2020
  • Local Round, January 31st- February 1st, 2020

At KIC regionals you’ll meet your team, participate in workshops and training to help develop your solution and finally, present in front of the local judges for the chance to become a regional winner.


Toronto: February 24th – February 25th (not including travel days)

The winning teams from each regional competition will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Toronto, where they’ll present their solution to a national judging panel of KPMG leaders. 

Global final

Seoul, South Korea: March 30th-April 3rd, 2020

Finally, the winning national team and their coaches will be sent to represent Canada at the KIC International finals in South Korea. This is an amazing opportunity to explore a new country, meet global KPMG leaders and strengthen your resilience, business skills and knowledge of data & analytics.

The prize:

As well as bragging rights, the winning global team will receive 50K USD in funding to bring their idea to life, with the continued help and support of KPMG coaches.

To apply:

Application Deadlines:

Vancouver: January 12th, 2020. 11:59pm PST

Toronto: November 27th, 2019. 11:59pm EST

Calgary: January 10th, 2020. 11:59pm MST

Montreal: January 10th, 2020. 11:59pm EST

For More Information:

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