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Challenge what you think is possible

A student challenge like no other. The KPMG Ideation Challenge (KIC) is an experience designed to stretch your limits and challenge what you think is possible.

You'll 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'll work with KPMG data scientists, coders, business specialists and tech gurus, who will help bring your idea to life.

If successful, you'll get the opportunity to take on teams from the rest of the world in the KIC International Finals and compete to win seed funding to take your idea to market.

What do you bring to the table?

Taking an idea to market is no easy task. It takes a blend of skills and capabilities. We should know. From advising to developing to executing, we do it day in and day out. So take it from us - the wider the range of skills in your team, the more powerful the thinking and more innovative the solutions.

For KIC, we create teams made up of different types of people. We look for visionaires: people who think strategically about the big picture and who know how to deliver rock solid business models, marketing and content strategy.

We look for techies, people who have skills in prototyping, testing and development. We look for creative people, who can take an idea and make it work beautifully. If that sounds like you, or if it doesn't but you still think you've got something special to offer, then we want to hear from you.

We believe that these diverse skill sets combine to create a whole greater than the sum of their parts. Together with your team, you will have the expertise to form and bring to life, an idea that has the power to change the world.


strategic thinkers,
who excel at seeing the
whole picture and beyond

Business and financial model
Customer Delivery
Marketing & Sales
Content & Channel strategy


Practical and
fact-minded individuals,
who are experts
in their fields



Flexible artists who
are all about the craft

Graphic Design
Brand Visualization
Wire Framing
Mental Model

What's it like?

Watch this video to get a taste of what your experience could be like. But remember, your experience will be shaped by your idea, so expect it to be anything but ordinary.

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'll gain.

Develop a solution that enables your client to achieve more in less time

This year we're challenging participants to come up with innovative solutions that use the latest advanced analytical technologies to improve efficiencies and enable a business to achieve more in less time.

Got what it takes?
Register now and find out more.

How it works

Register for a workshop and you'll be put in a team
Work with that team to develop and pitch an idea
Win that round and you will compete in the international finals
Receive expert coaching, build a prototype and pitch your idea once more
If you win, your team will receive US$50,000 in seed funding from KPMG to help take your idea to market


Before you register, it's a good idea to check our entry criteria to make sure you're eligible and that your country is taking part.

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