KIC 2019: Last year, out of more than 600 applicants, nine teams drawn from 65 premier universities across nine countries were selected to advance to the final Ideation Challenge hosted from 10 – 12 May in Amsterdam.
Participating teams represented Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands, UK and US.
Team ‘Paramount AI’ from University of Toronto, Canada was named the winner. Paramount AI's winning idea was a solution that aims to redefine the waste management industry, effectively combining AI and intelligent automation to solve the issue of rising landfills by automating waste segregation at the source. Paramount AI retained the intellectual property rights to take their solution to the market.
KIC 2018: Our inaugural KPMG Ideation Challenge finals happened in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The two student finalist teams were: Team Tribe of Canada and Team ‘Smubi ID’ of Germany, who co-developed their innovative data-driven ideas into working prototypes alongside data & analytics and Augmented Reality experts. Smubi ID of Germany was declared the KIC 2018 winners! They ideated around speech control and intelligent management technology solution for the hospital sector. They also got a chance to present their startup at KPMG's global data and analytics summit in Paris, France.