This challenge is open to students and the general public internationally
Combining scientific and sporting excellence for better performance
Love science and sports? Use both your passions to help a football club!
To revolutionise football using your science skills: analyse a data set based on French football championship matches and prove that science can help improve sports performance.
For the first time, one of the world's greatest sports teams (Paris Saint-Germain) and one of the world's most prestigious universities (École Polytechnique) are joining forces to give you the opportunity to enter a competition with unique scientific impact in the field of sports. Take on this ground-breaking challenge and get yourself noticed by professional analysts!
As the challenge only aims to discover talent, you retain all intellectual property rights for your work.
How to participate?
The challenge is open to students and the general public
Answer two online questions
your Python or R code
What format should my code be in?
Your result should be in the Python or R programming languages and use Opta F24 files. Your code should be quick and short. You should use a specific package. The jury will look at how your code performs when ranking the finalists.
To test out your skills and give you the chance to prove you’re an expert in both science and sport, we’re giving you a data set provided by Opta.
It’s up to you to work out the data science/machine learning algorithm that best captures the information contained in the match data.
The five finalists will present their work to analysts from Europe’s best football clubs during the Striving for Excellence conference at Parc des Princes, Paris.
Travel and accommodation expenses will be fully reimbursed.