Leicester fintech startup Predictiva has launched a new scholarship programme.

The ‘Predictiva and DataLab PhD in Financial Technology Scholarship’ will focus on developing artificial intelligence algorithms and other automation techniques for portfolio and risk management.

The scholarship will cover UK tuition fees plus £20,000 stipend awarded annually for up to 4 years.

The successful candidate will also help Predictiva translate the insights and useful features of this research into improving the effectiveness of Investiva, Predictiva’s proprietary trading agent.

Investiva is a machine learning agent which maximises the profits gained from trading financial markets using state-of-the-art deep reinforcement learning (DRL) algorithms.

The scholarship is a collaboration between Predictiva and The Data Lab – Innovation Centre, in the areas of Portfolio, Risk, and Execution Management at The University of Edinburgh.

The application deadline is: 27 August 2021, 23:59. You can find details here.