SPARK TEAM UP WITH SPORTRADAR TO BOOST INNOVATION IN SPORTS DATA

SPARK, the advanced digital technology acceleration platform, is pleased to announce a new partnership with sports data and technology giant, Sportradar.

SPARK is dedicated to regional startups and projects and is commissioned by leading European companies. With programs including SPARK school, SPARK r&d, SPARK business and SPARK startup, the innovation works closely with a range of individuals, teams, investors, companies, researchers, and sponsors.

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of in-depth sports data and technology, Sportradar is dedicated to innovation, with a series of programs dedicated to supporting start-ups, entrepreneurs, and the next generation.

As part of the collaboration, Sportradar will be on hand to support a range of SPARK’s events. SPARK’s startups will also gain a number of benefits from the new partnership, with the chance to utilise Sportradar’s bespoke sports data, which covers more than 300,000 professional sports events each year from across 40 different sports.

SPARK’s Managing Director Sanjin Osmanbašić said: “We are extremely pleased to forge a new corporate agreement of partnership and cooperation with Sportradar. As a leading provider of technology, we are confident they will continue to support our focus on supporting businesses to reduce their operational complexity, improve their learning curves and increase efficiency. Just as it did last year, Sportradar will participate in the organisation of the second edition of the “Innovation Hack” hackathon. Innovation Hack is a 24-hour long competition with valuable prizes, in which competitors can showcase their IT and business skills through developing innovative solutions and mockups based on sports data.”

Sportradar’s Innovation & Business Development Manager Luka Pataky added: “The partnership with SPARK is yet another coup as we develop Sportradar’s investment in innovative practice. We have used our data and knowledge for a number of innovation initiatives across the last few years, including our own Acceleradar program for startups and Innovation Challenge for the next generation of sports technology enthusiasts. The partnership with SPARK is yet another opportunity to support those individuals and startups interested in utilising and leveraging sports data to take sport’s ability to connect to the next level.”

For more information about SPARK and Sportradar’s 2018 Innovation Hack visit https://spark.ba/innovation-hack-is-back/.

For more information about Sportradar’s Acceleradar Challenge for startups visit https://sportradar.us/about-us/acceleradar/.

 

ABOUT SPARK

SPARK is an advanced digital technology acceleration platform dedicated to regional startups and projects commissioned by leading European companies. Their programs include SPARK school, SPARK r&d, SPARK startup and SPARK business. Users are individuals, teams, investors, companies, researchers, and sponsors.

For more information about SPARK visit https://spark.ba/

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