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Innovate. Disrupt. Transform.

The KPMG Innovation and Collaboration Challenge (KICC) is your chance to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Embark on a journey of learning, explore new innovations and experience what it’s like to be a professional business consultant.

During KICC, you’ll work in teams of four to explore global issues, tackle big business briefs and have an opportunity to present your innovative ideas to business leaders.

And if that wasn’t enough, the most successful teams will join us at the grand international final in 2020, where you’ll have the opportunity to work on a new client challenge and compete against the best of the best to become the global champions for 2020!

Interested? Take a look at this film that highlights KICC 2018.

> Why KICC? Read on...


KICC is your chance to make an impact and get an exclusive invitation to join other winning teams for four days at the international finals, where you will collaborate, innovate and compete with some of the brightest minds from around the world. Note: The 2019 competition took place 8-11 April 2019 - stay tuned for details regarding the 2020 competition!

> What's involved in KICC? Find out...


What's involved in KICC?

Round 1: Submit your team idea
The best team submissions will go forward to the national competition. Please note, Canadian applicants are asked to apply individually and will follow a slightly different process. For more information click here

Round 2: Country National Competition
Through an innovation workshop, we will support you to develop and enhance your idea before you present it in front of a panel of judges. Ultimately, only one team will be selected to represent your country.

Round 3: International Finals
You could be on your way to the international finals! This 4-day competition will give you the chance to learn, explore, network and compete against the best students around the world. Who will be the KICC 2020 Global Champions? It could be you!

            Are you ready to make an impact? Stay tuned for details regarding the 2020 competition 

Please review eligibility criteria outlined under Am I eligible to Apply'?’ before registering

The challenge.

KICC is a series of challenges for you and your team to complete. Test the skills and ideas you have and put your creative, strategic, business and global hats on. 
In Round 1 you’ll be asked:

What innovations would help to empower people in disadvantaged communities in your country to take control of their own health and well-being?

To answer this question you can choose any client of your choice: a for profit company, a not for profit organisation, or a government. You should think about a business concept / case / model that you would propose to this client which might include, but is not limited to a new process, technology or service. Key is that it would innovate. disrupt. transform their normal business / operating model. This solution should empower people in disadvantaged communities to take control of their own health and well-being. 

Am I eligible to apply?

We want the best thinkers in the world to apply for KICC. But as well as being forward-thinking and innovative, you and your team need to check all these points if you want to take part:

  • My country is participating in KICC 2020 (stay tuned for details in September 2019). Application Data (including personal data) submitted as part of your application will be processed in accordance with the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.
  • I (and my team) am currently enrolled in a full-time university degree program with at least 1 year remaining of my studies
  • I have a team of 4 students with at least 1 male and1 female on my team.

Click here for the full competition terms and conditions.

Do you have more questions? 
Click here for the FAQs.