Imperial Business Analtyics

Spark new insights and value from your data

It’s not how much data you have that matters, it’s how you use it.

Leveraging some of the world’s best academics, industry experts and technologies, the Data Spark scheme provides an agile and innovative research and development platform that enables business leaders to experiment, test new ideas, and create PoC’s.

Data Spark tackles real life problems faced by business decision makers to drive fresh insights into their data and business.


Vanguard methodology & technologies

How does it work?

For business leaders, making data driven decisions is critical but sometimes it’s hard to spot the opportunities in the data and developing trends that are going to make the difference.

That’s why we have developed The Data Spark.

An innovative student placement scheme designed to uncover fresh insights into your data, whilst providing an opportunity for our very best students to apply the methodology and skills developed at Imperial College London to real-world business problems. All under the close mentorship of world-leading academics.

Your data, your challenge, our expertise

  • Innovative 6 week exploratory student project
  • Rapid, tangible results
  • Volunteer 5-person student team
  • Academic mentor with speciality in the problem domain
  • Supported, targeted recruitment
  • Projects designed to support longer-term research
  • Visualise your data in the KPMG Data Observatory (secondary research project)

Data Spark case studies

My year at Imperial has been amazing but the highlight of it were the Data Spark projects. Right from understanding and mapping business problems to analytical solutions, to coming up with innovative approaches to the solve the problems, and finally deriving insights of business relevance; the Data Sparks provided me with a holistic experience of a data analytics project and augmented my technical as well as problem solving skills. Moreover, the experience of trying to communicate our complex analytics in a 'fool-proof' way with intuitive visualizations was also something I enjoyed doing.

Nirbhay SharmaMSc Business Analytics, 2018

Data Spark student applications – coming soon!

The Data Spark scheme will be open for Imperial College London students to apply for the 2018/19 scheme from mid-October.

Applications will close at 5 pm, Fri 16 Nov 2018.