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Overview of KPMG Ideation Challenge 2022

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.

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.

KPMG Ideation Challenge – Stages and Timelines

Stage 1: Team Introduction Video Submission

Share a 90 seconds video which: Introduces each team member in a unique and creative way, tells us how the team’s idea/solution regarding decarbonization can change the world, and why does the team have a shot at winning this competition?

  • Get started by understanding the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Gather a team of four to six members comprising STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), business backgrounds pursuing a full-time undergraduate/bachelor’s degree/post-graduate program with at least one year remaining of their studies. 
  • Confirm participation by registering and sharing required details of your team along with a 90 seconds video introducing each team member in a unique and creative way, specifying how your idea regarding decarbonization can change the world and why your team has a shot at winning this competition.
  • The first few entries will be eligible for early bird prizes from KPMG in India.
  • 29 Oct’21 04:00 PM IST – 06 Dec’21 06:00 AM IST

Stage 2: Mentorship Sessions

Eligible teams will undergo mentorship sessions with KPMG in India’s professionals to conceptualise their solution in detail and make it market-ready.

20 Dec’21 06:00 PM IST – 23 Dec’21 06:00 PM IST

Stage 3: Virtual Prelims

Qualifying teams will be required to elaborate on 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 and the shortlisted teams will proceed to the semi-finals.

Stage 4: Virtual Semi-Finals

Teams shortlisted for the semi-finals will be mentored by professionals from KPMG in India and present their idea to a KPMG Jury. Winners of the semi-finals will then proceed to the national finale. Further, to ensure a diverse blend, KPMG would reserve the right to blend/merge winning teams from the semi-final round.

Stage 5: Virtual National Finale

In this round, eligible teams will work closely with KPMG in India professionals to 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’. 

KPMG in India will continue to mentor promising teams from this competition and help them take their idea to the market.

Stage 6: Virtual Celebratory and Networking Event

This will be an opportunity for the winning team from the India national finale to celebrate their achievement with teams from different countries, share experiences and learn in an action-packed event.

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.

Guidelines for Virtual Prelims:

  • Team leaders need to submit 10 slides presentations including the team introduction slide.
  • The first slide should contain team details, other slides are for analysis or deliverables for the problem statement.
  • Teams are required to make a 10-minute video presentation describing their idea. 
  • Guidelines for Video Presentation
    • All team members need to be present in the video while explaining their idea
    • The video needs to be part of the presentation
    • Sample video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHIWg-aDFKD/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
    • The video needs to be compressed and embedded in the presentation
    • Compress your videos using this link: https://www.ps2pdf.com/compress-mp4
  • If you face any issue while uploading the submission try uploading it in incognito mode.
  • Team leaders need to upload the submission latest by 17th January 2022, 06:00 AM on the competition page itself.

Eligibility Criteria and Team Formation Guidelines for KPMG Ideation Challenge:

  • Each team must have 4 to 6 members that are currently enrolled in a university.
  • There must be a mix of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Business students on your team.
  • Each team must have at least 1 male and 1 female team member. KPMG believes that diverse teams are more successful at delivering diverse solutions. In case of any situation where there is a tie, teams comprising of members from diverse disciplines (STEM + Business) as well genders will be preferred and have an advantage.
  • All team members should be pursuing a full-time undergraduate/bachelor’s degree/post-graduate program with at least one year remaining of their studies.
  • To qualify, the Idea/solution should incorporate usage of advanced technologies, data, and analytics, cognitive methodologies and should be scalable into a prototype and a business model/case.
  • Cross-specialization teams are allowed to participate. 
  • Cross-year teams are allowed.
  • One participant cannot be a member of more than one team.
  • Any deviation from the above-mentioned guidelines will result in the immediate disqualification of the entire team.

Important Dates for KPMG Ideation Challenge

Registration Deadline 09 Dec’21 11:59 PM IST
Team Introduction Submission Deadline 13 Dec’21 11:59 PM IST
Round 1: Virtual Prelims Submission Deadline 17 Jan’22 06:00 AM IST

Learning / internships / PPOs & PPIs

  • A platform to ideate around advanced technology solutions that use data, analytics, robotics, AI within a business context.
  • Chance to create solutions for real client problems just like KPMG member firms’ professionals across the world and bring your successful business model/prototype to the national finale.
  • Opportunity to work in a diverse team and KPMG in India professionals from the advisory practice and develop critical business acumen as well as expertise. It is an opportunity built to position you for success!
  • Constant coaching and guidance from KPMG in India professionals throughout the course of the competition would result in the development of your solution, your consulting skills, and your experience of what life is like at KPMG in India.
  • Learn about the type of work we do and an opportunity to explore a potential career with KPMG in India – A chance to see where your interest and skills may best be suited.
  • A shot at being considered for a pre-placement interview/offer by KPMG in India.

Rewards & Prizes

  • Winning team to get INR Five Lakhs and the prestigious title of ‘Team India’.
  • Runner-Up team in the national finale to get INR Three Lakhs.
  • Guaranteed internship with KPMG in India for the top two teams from the national finale.
  • Opportunity to attend a networking event in Delhi/Gurgaon with leaders from start-ups as well as the industry. Travel and stay sponsored by KPMG in India.
  • Continuous mentorship by KPMG in India professionals for teams with promising ideas and access to platforms for pitching their ideas to Venture Capitalists.

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