Impact Projects

In the spring of 2021, new groups consisting of four students will start working on a project commissioned by their client. All teams need various skills like a data analyst, a creative mind, someone who talks a good game or a thinker, so there is an analyst in everyone.

During the various stages of the projects, different trainings are offered to support the teams. In addition, you will meet regularly with all the teams together to have a closer look at the opportunities and progress of each project. In this way we want to offer the analysts the opportunity to get the most out of the project and provide insight in the other projects. The project round will be completed with a kick-out to present all findings to the clients and to fellow students.

Projects for the Spring 2021 round are:

UNICEF (Thesis project)
UNICEF has 42 million households who donate on a regular basis. They would like to know what the amount is of that donation by individuals. They are also interested in the characteristics that form this regular amount. In the end, they would like to know how to increase this gift amount. The data that is available for this thesis project are gift transactions, donor characteristics and campaign information.

Justice and Peace
Justice and Peace is a non-profit organization that caters to refugees. They work with a buddy system where five locals are matched with one refugee or one refugee household. People are matched based on preferences, which are filled in beforehand. At the moment, they are matching refugees with locals manually. They would like to automate this system. That’s where you come in. As a team, your task is to build a model that optimizes the quality of the matches based on preferences.

Previous projects

Vrijwilligerscentrale Amsterdam (VCA)
VCA supports the volunteer work across Amsterdam. Their passion is to help out people from all walks of life. Together you will have a closer look on the impact of VCA on Amsterdam. Do you contribute to a better Amsterdam? The available data consists of registrations from mediations between volunteers and job vacancies. 

Hockeyclub A.M.H.C. Rood-Wit
Rood-Wit is one of the oldest hockey associations of the Netherlands. The competition in their league is huge. In order to outrank everyone else, they want to improve their game by means of sports analysis. Can you help take this team to the championship? Their data consists of motion trackings of each player from the last 22 matches. This could be a ground-breaking analysis for the Dutch hockey.

ROC Horizon College
The Horizon College offers education to people without an initial qualification. They need your help to explore the characteristics of the different students and find out which students finish their school succesfully. Are you able to improve the future education. With this unique data set consisting of performance and background data, this will be a unique opportunity.

SPUI25 builds a bridge between the academic world, the society and the practice of culture. What is their audience and what do they think of their visit. This will be a creative research for data and data strategies. Together with SPUI25 you are expanding their audience research and set up a new research. 

Ambulance service RAV IJselland (Bachelor's thesis project)
The target of the RAV rescuers is to reach every emergency call within their target of 15 minutes. Minutes can mean life or death. Are you interested in exploring various factors and in addition writing your Bachelor's thesis on this subject. A data set consisting of 10,000 emergency calls will mean the difference between life and death.