Two BLGDRC researchers are involved in a 30-month project which sees leading UK legal publisher and insight firm Mondaq team up with data analytics experts from the University of Essex.
Professor Maria Fasli leads the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre’s research stream into ‘Methodologies for Big Data’ and is involved in the project alongside Berthold Lausen, a BLG researcher within the same stream, and other academics from the University of Essex.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project is funded by Innovate UK and will involve academics using their advanced data analytics expertise to make Mondaq’s digital platform more intelligent and offer better insight for Mondaq’s customers.
Mondaq is a growing independent company which has created one of the world’s most comprehensive online resources of professionals’ expertise and knowledge. The platform includes legal, financial and regulatory information and intelligence with analysis provided by top law and advisory firms from over 70 countries. Mondaq is used by huge numbers of businesses worldwide that generate a wealth of usage data and Mondaq are keen to unlock the commercial potential in the data.
Essex has world-leading expertise in this area and the aim of the KTP is to use this advanced data analytics expertise to offer the company new commercially-relevant insight.
Dr Perperoglou, who is leading the project alongside Professor Maria Fasli, explained: “Our collaboration with Mondaq illustrates what we do best: transferring cutting-edge scientific methods to innovative leading businesses in the UK. We look forward to the challenge of applying and creating new advanced analytical tools for a company that aims to transform information into knowledge.”
Andrew Partridge, Managing Director of Mondaq, added: “This project demonstrates an important step change for us; facilitating the development of an advanced analytic capability for our platform which will add lots of value to our long-established customer base. Mondaq are an innovative business, with significant growth plans and the KTP with the University of Essex is an integral part of this strategy.”
KTPs support UK businesses wanting to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance by accessing the knowledge and expertise available within UK universities and colleges. The collaboration also means Mondaq is hoping to set up an office in the University’s Parkside Office Village on the Knowledge Gateway.
The Business and Local Government Data Research Centre offers its own opportunities for productive KTPs. Find out more by contacting Alex Beaumont, our Outreach and Engagement Coordinator.