The KPMG Ideation Challenge (KIC) is a unique experience of a lifetime, designed to stretch your limits and challenge what you think is possible.
You will get to generate a new idea that could change the world, create a prototype and then pitch it to business leaders. Along the way you will work with KPMG member firms’ data scientists, coders, business specialists and tech gurus, who will help bring your idea to life.
If successful, you will get the opportunity to take on teams from the rest of the world in the virtual KIC Global Finals.
Participate now to learn from experts. Work with a dream team. Build a winning pitch. Meet amazing people from around the world. And the further you progress, the more real-world experience you could gain.
What is in it for you?
How to participate?
Step 1. Take charge (Registration): Get started by understanding the eligibility criteria mentioned on the page below. Gather a team of three members comprising STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), business backgrounds pursuing a full-time undergraduate/bachelor’s degree/post-graduate programme with at least one year remaining of studies. (One male and female team member in a team is must).
Confirm participation by clicking here and registering your team by sharing required details along with a 90 seconds video introducing each team member in a unique and creative way and clearly stating what makes the team stand-out from other contenders as well as why the team should win this competition.
Step 2. Best teams move ahead (in screening phase): The video submissions by various teams will be screened to identify teams which qualify to participate in the challenge.
Step 3. Let creativity take over and test your mettle (virtual prelims): In this round the qualifying teams will undergo an ‘Ideation Workshop’ and mentoring from KPMG in India’s professionals post which they will be required to ideate and conceptualise in detail their idea/solution for the problem statement and submit a presentation in the designated format. Submissions for this round will be screened by a panel from KPMG in India to identify teams which will proceed to the semi-finals.
Step 4. Enhance your learning curve (virtual semi-finals): Teams shortlisted for the semi-finals will be mentored by professionals from KPMG in India and will present their idea to a KPMG Jury. Winners of semifinals will then proceed to the national finals.
Step 5. We are the best (Virtual national finals): In this round, eligible teams will work closely with KPMG in India professionals and further hone their idea. They will present the finished version of their solution/prototype to a jury of leading professionals and take a shot at winning the title of ‘National Champion’.
Step 6. The ultimate (Virtual global semifinals & finals): This will be an opportunity for the winning team from the India National Finals to compete with teams from different countries, share experiences and learn in an action-packed event. Members of the winning team of the Global Finale will each get a gift card worth USD1000 per person.
Over the course of time, you will have access to some of the sharpest and brightest professionals within KPMG member firms. So, the further you get, the more experience you gain and all virtually.
Interested? Read on.
What are the eligibility criteria?
Click here to view a roadshow deck pertaining to the KPMG Ideation Challenge.
What is the challenge?
This year we are challenging participants to create an advanced technology solution that helps an organisation or industry of your choice overcome or leverage the impacts of the global pandemic. COVID-19 has been a catalyst for change (both positive and negative, including digital transformation, environmental and societal implications, health care services and remote working) in all types of organisations.
Imagine you are part of a group of innovators looking to help the world grow from this experience. This is your chance to pitch your idea to a venture capitalist in the hope of obtaining funding to take your idea to market.
Here’s how you make that happen:
Remember, your experience will be shaped by your idea, so expect it to be anything but ordinary.
I have queries. Where can I have them addressed?
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