Sport Data Challenge 2021

Join us for the second Sport Data Challenge on Friday 5th February for a chance to show off your data skills. The winning team(s) will be rewarded with amazing prizes!

We’re back! Last year the successful first Sport Data Challenge took place. Together with students and professionals, we came up with numerous new ideas for Le Champion. This year’s Sport Data Challenge is focused on the neighbourhood of Nieuw-West in Amsterdam. It is all about making this specific neighbourhood ‘the most vital km²’ of the Netherlands.

Are you interested in all the incredible ways (vitality) data can be used? Do you want to contribute by finding solutions to stimulate local sports participation? Or are you interested in the small details that have the biggest impact on vitality?

Join us for the second Sport Data Challenge for a chance to show off your data skills. The winning team will be rewarded with amazing prizes!

Where and When?
The second Sport Data Challenge takes place on Friday the 5th of February 2021. The programme starts at 12:30 (walk-in from 12:15) and ends around 19:45. Participation will be online.

Who are we looking for?
Are you an innovative student or professional looking for a real challenge in the world of sports and vitality? Or do you want to use your sports expertise to make an impact together with data scientists? Then the Sport Data Challenge 2021 might be something for you! We are looking for students (Bachelors, Masters or PhDs) and professionals who are enthusiastic to join this challenge and help create a real impact in the neighbourhood of Nieuw-West in Amsterdam. We want your help to come up with ideas to create a living environment that leads to the most vital km2. If you are passionate about data and vitality, and/or affinity with data science, machine learning, algorithms or artificial intelligence, sign up here!

No background in these specific areas? Don’t worry, everyone can contribute by signing up for the challenge (specific knowledge is not mandatory)!

12:15 – Walk-in
12:30 – Keynote
12:45 – Introduction
13:00 – Challenge (incl. short interventions)
18:00 – Dinner & wrap-up
19:00 – Ceremony & drinks

The event will be held online – Hopin details to follow soon!

Example Challenge Questions

“What is needed to promote public health within the Nieuw-West district?”

“How can we ensure that the Nieuw-West district is more involved in the sports facilities at Sportpark Ookmeer and de Faculty of Sports and Nutrition?”

“What influence does the amount of green have on the sports behaviour of the people in the neighbourhood?”

We have limited places available so register your interest now. Once registration closes we will keep you updated with the latest information.

The Sport Data Challenge 2021 is a collaboration between Sport Data Valley, Amsterdam Institute of Sport Science (AISS), Amsterdam Data Science (ADS), Hogeschool van Amsterdam and Gemeente Amsterdam.