LONDON, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
KTP project aims to boost understanding of football player interactions and individual player value
Stratagem Technologies and University College London (UCL) have been awarded the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) grant to add a new, differentiated strand to Stratagem's analytical arsenal with a focus on individual football players and their interactions.
The Partnership will enable Stratagem to tap into UCL's extensive knowledge base and employ a dedicated PhD level researcher (KTP Associate) to produce unique IP at the forefront of sports analytics research. The KTP Associate will be supervised jointly by Dr. Ricardo Silva (Lecturer, Department of Statistical Science, UCL) and Dr. Paolo Puggioni (Quantitative Researcher, Stratagem Technologies).
Dr. Paolo Puggioni commented: "The KTP award is an important milestone as it formalises our long-standing relationship with UCL. Since inception, Stratagem has embraced an open collaboration model with several UK universities and this takes things to the next level."
The main objective of the KTP project is to create a universal, scalable solution for analysing player interaction and impact of individual players on team performance, which will benefit all aspects of Stratagem's business model, envisioned as an 'investment bank for the sports predictions market'.
The field of sports analytics has seen exponential growth in recent years. With initiatives like this, ambitious new entrants like Stratagem hope to not only stay ahead of but shift the curve.
Dr. Ricardo Silva concludes: "What we liked about this particular project is that it balances academic ambition with commercial feasibility. Stratagem presented a compelling opportunity to carry over the latest in statistical modelling to something that could be immediately put to the market."
Stratagem Technologies is a London-based technology company focussed on generating consistent edge in sports prediction trading. To achieve this, Stratagem has brought together top minds in the fields of mathematics, machine learning and data science alongside experienced financial services engineers and traders. Founded in 2012, Stratagem deploys cutting-edge technology to collect quality proprietary sports data and build algorithms to source value. Stratagem has also built a best-in-class sports trading platform StrataBet.
About Innovate UK and KTP
Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency. It works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.
About the UCL Statistics Department
The Department of Statistical Science at UCL is the longest established university statistics department in the world. It was founded in 1911 by Karl Pearson and it has played a pioneering role in the development of the subject. It is one of nine departments in the UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS), all of which were rated 5 or 5* in the 2001 RAE and had between 50% and 80% of their research activity classified as 'world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour' in the 2008 RAE.
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