Frequently asked questions
- What is KICC?
- What is the KICC Challenge about?
- Am I eligible to apply?
- What happens after me and my team submit the idea for the challenge?
- Can I participate if my home country is not listed as a participant?
- What can I expect if my team is chosen to go to the national finals?
- What is the cost to participate?
- Do I have to be a student to participate?
- What is the format of the international competition?
- Is there a prize for the winning team?
- Can I participate in KICC even if I do not have a valid passport for international travel?
- Will KPMG offer me employment if my team wins KICC or if I participate in it?
- Will KPMG help me secure a visa, if required, if my team is selected for the event?
What is KICC?
The KPMG Innovation and Collaboration Challenge (KICC) is your chance 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 even see your ideas make a difference in the real world.
And if that wasn’t enough, the top team per country will join us at the 2019 grand final in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where you’ll have the opportunity to make your ideas a reality.
What is the KICC Challenge about?
In round 1, you’ll be asked:
What innovations would help to empower people in disadvantaged communities to take control of their own health and well-being?
To answer the question, you can choose any company you like (a profit or not-for-profit organization). You’ll then create an idea for that company that will empower people in disadvantaged communities to take control of their health and well-being. It should also innovate, disrupt and transform your selected company’s current business model. Your idea could be anything from a new process, to a new technology, to a new service, to anything in between.
When do the international finals take place?
Am I eligible to apply?
- Your country is participating in KICC 2019
- You and your team of 4 are currently enrolled in a full-time Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree program with at least 1 year remaining of your studies.
- I have a team of 4 students with at least 1 male and 1 female on my team
What happens after me and my team submit the idea for the challenge?
Check here for an overview of participating countries. After the deadline as set by your local KPMG firm, the recruiter from your country will let you and your team know if your idea has been picked to go on to the next round; the national finals.
Can I participate if my home country is not listed as a participant?
To participate in KPMG's Innovation and Collaboration Challenge, you must compete as part of a nationally sponsored KPMG team. This means that you need to be enrolled in a Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree within the country you wish to apply in and/or be a citizen of that country.
What can I expect if my team is chosen to go to the national finals?
What can I expect if my team is chosen to go to the international finals?
KPMG member firms provide many professional services to clients, and the challenge that you and your team will work on during the finals reflect this. You will collaborate with people from KPMG and students from all over the world to find innovative solutions for a real-life KPMG client. Get ready to innovate, disrupt and transform!
What is the cost to participate?
Do I have to be a student to participate?
Yes, only active students can participate in the KPMG Innovation & Collaboration Challenge. You must be currently enrolled in a full-time Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree program with at least 1 year remaining of your studies. Your intended degree and field of study can vary, but we encourage students from all disciplines to participate in the competition.
What is the format of the competition?
- Day 1: Get to know KPMG member firm leaders and recruiters as well as other participants at the KICC opening ceremony, networking activity and celebratory dinner.
- Day 2: Country teams are split into new groupings to work together with colleagues from across the globe to analyze and present their first case to our judging panel made up of KPMG leaders. Afterward, enjoy a free evening to experience and explore the host city.
- Day 3: Back in your national team, you will compete in a second round of case analysis. You will analyze a different case and present back to separate judging panels. In the evening we will announce the 3 finalist teams. A group dinner is held in the evening to enjoy, relax and network.
- Day 4: The finalist teams analyze and present a new case to the entire judging panel and all non-finalist teams. The winning team is announced at a celebratory reception that evening.