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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.


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.


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

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

Applications for the 2020 KPMG Ideation Challenge are now closed.

Congratulations to Team Calgary, who will be moving on to represent Canada at the KIC Global finals this August!

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