Ignition Academy: Grow your knowledge on emerging tech

We help you kick-start your innovation journey from a solid base.

The KPMG Ignition Academy team is committed to helping you stay ahead of the curve through innovative solutions that help you achieve your business goals.

The Academy is built on three pillars

Research and discovery

We gather signals of change and insights from primary and secondary research to facilitate a better-informed ideation and solution design.

Having a good understanding of market trends and emerging technologies is a prerequisite for effective innovation and ensures newly generated ideas are viable and feasible. This combines powerfully with an in-depth understanding of user needs to solve real problems and ensure innovations are conducive to future ambitions.

To kick-start the innovation process from a well-informed base, the Academy supports clients with trend research and user research.

Open innovation and ideas incubation

We partner with KPMG Global, the Swiss start-up ecosystem and our technology alliance partners to support you in defining valuable solutions or co-creating new ones.

Open Innovation is about fostering co-creation and finding co-development opportunities with clients, alliances, universities and start-ups. We believe that innovation is the key to success, and we’re committed to fostering an environment of open collaboration and ideation that helps you achieve your goals.

Our team of experts is ready to work with you and take your business to the next level.


We host master classes on various topics to educate and inspire our clients to explore the implications of emerging technologies for their business and identify new opportunities for innovation.

To test the feasibility of new ideas, you need a good understanding of what’s possible with the latest technologies and what capabilities our tech alliance partners offer. Sign up for a session and identify new opportunities for collaboration across functions.

Our masterclasses are led by experts in their respective fields and are designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of the latest trends and developments in their industry. We believe that education is the foundation of success, and we’re committed to providing you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed in an ever-changing market.

Our current portfolio of masterclasses

KPMG AI Masterclass: Artificial Intelligence “under control”

Book a masterclass to manage the risks of Artificial Intelligence, learn how to develop trusted AI and how to monitor and audit the evolving AI.

KPMG & Microsoft: Artificial Intelligence Masterclass

Unlock the power of Artificial Intelligence with Microsoft. Join our customized masterclass for your team and dive into the world of AI.

KPMG Payment & Crypto Trainings

Educate yourself on the latest trends in payments & crypto, and gain a basic understanding on digital assets, stable coins & tokens.

Contact our experts for more information

Stephan Erdmann

Director, Head of Marketing, Alliance Management and Ignition

KPMG Switzerland

Ralitsa Dimitrova

Head of KPMG Ignition Switzerland

KPMG Switzerland

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Our data & technology-based methodology

In our data analytics and tech-powered showroom we jointly create opportunities for better business outcomes.