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December 22, 2020

Data for Change competition

Data for Change is a pioneering program in Portugal, which aims to identify Portuguese Social Impact Organizations that have a social/ environmental problem that can be solved through Data Science. The 2020 call had a 33% grow on applications compared to last year’s edition. After evaluating the 80 applications, the following projects were selected by the jury:

  • Identifying deviant behaviour patterns on the first sale of fish (in partnership with Agência Natureza Portugal – ANP/WWF and Docapesca), to be developed by the DSKC team in 2020
  • Creating a Product to Segment Donors and Predict Donors Churn for the Non-Profit Sector(in partnership with Fundação Assistência Médica Internacional), to be developed in partnership with the Master’s in Business Analytics
  • Creating a prediction model for school failure (in partnership with Associação Tempos Brilhantes), to be developed by the DSKC team in 2021.

Nova SBE Data Science Knowledge Center

Data Science KC aims to advance knowledge about data-driven decision-making and its application in society. Our position in a school of business and economics, and our understanding of social sciences, technology, programming, and statistical methods, allow us to bridge the gap between organizations and technology that generates, processes and uses data for creating impact.

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Nice Dress in the Closet, Big Weight in the Shoulders

Dressing up fashionably is becoming an increasingly mindless task. Shop windows change every two weeks with new collections and t-shirts may cost as low as 5$. Amazing, right? You can be on-trend without ruining your budget. Besides, according to some well-known economists such as John Maynerd Keynes, you are contributing to the growth of your economy the more you consume. 

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Data-driven decision-making in the Portuguese Social Sector report

Under the Social Equity Initiative, promoted by “la Caixa” Foundation, Data Science Knowledge Center provides an overview of data-driven decision-making in the social sector in Portugal.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Social Organizations in Portugal report

Nova SBE Leadership for Impact and Data Science Knowledge Centers join to gauge the impact of the pandemic on social sector activities and operations.

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