Data Mining Cup Competition 2020


Tech & IT Trainings & Fellowships

Location (s):

  • Germany
  • Online


The DATA MINING CUP (DMC for short) has inspired students around the world to pursue intelligent data analysis since the year 2000. In the 20th DATA MINING CUP in 2019 about 150 teams from 114 universities in 28 countries took part in the competition. The best teams will be invited to Berlin for the awards ceremony at the retail intelligence summit.


In spring 2020 the 21st DATA MINING CUP will take place. Again, we want to enthuse domestic and international students for intelligent data analysis and challenge them to find the best solution to a data mining problem in competition with others.

The dates and the deadlines for the DATA MINING CUP 2020 will be announced shortly.

3 good reasons to take part in the DATA MINING CUP competition

  1. Use your knowledge to solve authentic tasks of a genuine company. Get a feel for the kind of tasks you will be faced with in your carrer. See if you are fit to find a good solution.
  2. Be invited to Berlin to the personalization & pricing summit at the end of June to present your solution – if you are among the ten best teams. Use the event for networking, talking to interesting people from a variety of companies and maybe get your foot in the door of your future employer.
  3. Win attractive prizes if you are among the three best teams: 2,000 Euro for the winning team (or winner), 1,000 Euro for the second team and 500 Euro for the third team.

Dates & Deadlines

  • Registration starts: February 18, 2020

  • Task is announced: April 14, 2020

  • Deadline for submission: June 30, 2020

  • Award ceremony: July 15, 2020

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Conditions for participation

  • Student competition
    Domestic and international students are entitled to take part in the DMC competition in teams. Interested parties who are not students may not take part.
  • Maximum number of teams
    A maximum of two teams are permitted from each educational institution (university, technical university, vocational university etc.). There is no restriction on the size of the team.
    As of 2019 students from each educational institution may be part of one additional mixed team. Mixed teams are built by students from a maximum of two educational institutions. There is no restriction on the size of mixed teams. Please contact us for the registration of a mixed team.
  • Team leader
    Each person who registers a team automatically becomes the team leader. Each team leader must be a student enrolled at an educational institution at the time of the competition. It must be possible to clearly assign the team leader to an educational institution. The team leader then sets up the team and is responsible for compliance with the participation conditions. The team leader is obliged to add potential students as members of the team. This applies in particular if the educational institution has already registered two teams. The team leader submits the team’s entry and if awarded a prize receives it on behalf of the team. A person can only act as the team leader for one team.
  • Team members
    All team members must be registered as students at the educational institution where they start the team at the time of the competition. There is no restriction on the size of the team. A team may consist of just one person (refer to Section 3.3). Individual team members do not need to register separately.


Deadline: June 30, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

As part of the competition prudsys AG will provide the following prizes:

Task 1:
1st place: EUR 2,000.00
2nd place: EUR 1,000.00
3rd place: EUR 500.00

Task 2 (if existing):
non-cash prize for the first team

The prizes are not transferable and are paid exclusively to the team leader. The team leaders receive their prizes on behalf of their team.

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