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BrainPEER (Brain Performance Enhancement Revolution), is a project run by ACE (Applied Cognitive Engineering Ltd.) aimed at the development and commercialization of the first-ever cognitive training program for football. Its goal is to present a highly effective brain-training system for football players. It does so by adopting ACE’s patented Cognitive Simulation technology to football, demonstrating it with elite football academies, then run field trials with individual youth players.

Football is the world’s most popular sport. Due to its competitive nature, football players of various ages are in a constant quest to improve their game and win. Some aspire to reach fame and financial prosperity. Others seek higher social status and acceptance. According to football experts, the main differentiating skill between good football players and average ones is game intelligence. Alas, there are currently no effective tools to improve this critical aptitude. ACE proposes an innovative and highly effective cognitive training program, addressing football-related cognitive skills such as spatial awareness, anticipation, and decision making. The outcome of the project is a market-ready brain-training product for football players of all ages and skill levels – the Football IntelliGym. The program is designed as a friendly video-game that is compatible with standard devices, and at an affordable price.

The Football IntelliGym’s target market is 265 million football players, of which 61 million are in Europe.

ACE is a pioneer and market leader in the field of cognitive training for athletes. It has already proved the concept both technologically and commercially - with ice-hockey in North America. ACE’s strategy is to present its revolutionary training concept in sports first, where performance is highly visible and constantly quantified. This will pave the way to presenting effective brain trainers for other complex and cognitive-challenging professions such as first-responders, medical staff, operators of control centres (e.g. airport controllers and smart city officers), and drivers.

On April 2017, the BrainPEER project has been concluded successfully. ACE Introduced the first brain training program that is proven to enhance on-field performance of football players.

European Union This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement number 672930.

Project Milestones and Progress:
April 30, 2015 - the BrainPEER Project Agreement with Horizon 2020 EU Commission has been signed.
May 2015 - Project Launch!
July 2015 - Football Task Analysis completed.
January 2016 - Football IntelliGym preliminary version - initial tests launched.
July 2016 - Conclusion of first initial tests.
September 2016 - Beta version of the Football IntelliGym rolls out.
October 2016 - Beta testing of the Football intelliGym launched, with the participation of 9 football clubs in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria and 2 research institutions: the Cologne Sport University (Germnay) and the VU University Amsterdam (the Netherlands).
November 2016 - Launch of 2nd phase trial runs.
December 2016 - Coaches' Reporting Module released.
February 2017 - Study results published by VU University Amsterdam, showing significant improvement of on-field football performance by IntelliGym trainees compared to the control group.
March 2017 - The Football IntelliGym program and the collaboration with the DFB (German Football Federation) covered in prominent media (including the German BILD and the New York Times)
March 2017 - Official Football IntelliGym website launched.
May 2017 - Football IntelliGym released!