Innovation Challenge
Sportradar
What is the Innovation Challenge all about?
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The Innovation Challenge is competition one-day event that aims to engage the next generation of entrepreneurs and young professionals in sports data.

If that’s you, welcome to the Innovation Challenge!

Get access to valuable data feeds and expert support for free. Have fun competing with other innovators. Develop your very own idea and have an impact in the sports data industry.

Over the course of the event, you will get to know Sportradar and the sports data industry more and more and by this you surely find your idea how to change the way the world experiences sports.

What is expected from the participants?
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We want you to come up with an idea during the course of the day.

You already know on which topic you want to focus on.

At the end of the day you will present your idea to a jury in a 2 minute elevator pitch.

You do not have to have a fully developed idea or concept when you enter the Innovation Challenge.

An initial spark in your mind would be helpful. Together we will enlighten it!

I already have a team. Is this a problem?
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Not at all! This is something we will clarify after your application when we get in touch with you. We might recommend you to add a team member, if there is a certain skill missing in your portfolio. However, the decision who is on your team is completely up to you.

How many members are allowed per team?
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A team must consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of four members.

Can I apply if I am an exchange student?
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Yes, absolutely! If you are currently on exchange at Computer Technology and Communication Technology at NTNU, you are eligible to participate in the Innovation Challenge.

Are travel costs and accommodation covered by the organizer?
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Sorry! Travel costs and accommodation are not covered. We will, however, provide food and drinks throughout the day.

What do the winning teams receive?
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The best team will receive 1.200 € before taxes, runner up team will receive 750 €, before taxes, third place team will receive 500 € per team.
Additionally and depending on the idea there might be opportunities for the winning teams regarding future cooperation on the proposed product development and its launch in the market with Sportradar.

There is also the potential for future employment and/or internships in one of Sportradar’s offices around the globe for Innovation Challenge participants, whether you win the Challenge or not. Yet, this is at Sportradar´s sole discretion and not guaranteed.

What does "professional sports data" mean?
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Professional sports data is data that is collected from professional sports events. This includes statistics you can see on the TV screen while watching the games on the TV, for example. Sportradar covers over 20,000 events every month, across more than 20 sports (including all the most popular ones). The events are covered with the help of an enormous network of more than 7,000 data journalists worldwide. All data collected at the professional sports events from professional athletes is considered professional sports data. Consumer sports data (e.g. data from running apps and wearables) is not considered in the same way as professional data.

You may want to have a look at our sports data

Is the Innovation Challenge only open to students Computer Technology and Communication Technology at NTNU, or to all students?
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The Innovation Challenge is only open to students of Computer Technology and Communication Technology at NTNU. Additional information can be found on the Abakus event website - https://abakus.no/events/2466.

Do I need to provide information about the idea when applying?
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No. You do not have to have a complete idea when you enter the Innovation Challenge. A first tendency would be beneficial, though.

I successfully applied for a ticket for the Innovation Challenge event on Monday, 30th of September. Is my participation mandatory?
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Yes. Every successful applicant who received an invite to the Innovation Challenge must participate in this event. If you cannot come please inform us as soon as possible via our contact form.

Who owns the intellectual property of the solutions proposed at the competition?
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The creators of every idea, whether they win or not, retain full ownership of their Intellectual Property. After the Innovation Challenge ends and, if Sportradar sees a commercial value in any of the proposed solutions, there are numerous opportunities for future cooperation between the team and Sportradar – and will be discussed between the two parties after the Innovation Challenge. Winning teams, however, cannot enter into negotiations with any third party until six months after the Innovation Challenge result has been announced.

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