ClusSport is a working group of EPSI that brings together regional authorities, clusters as well as actors from the field of research, education, innovation and technology. The collaboration is based on complementary competencies creating fruitful breeding ground for generating joint initiatives and co-investment projects in the field of sports and vitality.
The main objective of the ClusSport strategic collaboration is to support partnering regions within the EPSI community inclusive of all their other stakeholders to develop a strong and competitive sports sector. Sports is seen by the European Commission as an emerging industry contributing strongly to the regional economic growth and providing new jobs.
ClusSport is one of the Industrial Modernisation thematic partnerships validated and supported by DG Regio and DG GROW that aims to implement concrete interregional cooperation and co-investment projects.
Leading regions (Blue):
- Lapland (FI)
- South Netherlands (NL)
Participating regions (Yellow):
- Flanders (BE)
- Kainuu (FI)
- Upper Austria (AT)
- Valencia (ES)
- Catalonia (ES)
- Auvergne Rhône-Alpes (FR)
- Dalarna (SE)
- Trento (IT)
- Emilia Romagna (IT)
- Hajdú-Bihar (HU)
The European Platform for Sport Innovation
COMMON OBJECTIVES AND VISON FOR 2023 IN THE FIELD OF SPORTS INNOVATION
ClusSport is divided in 3 thematic areas:
Area 1: Smart Sport Wearables (quantified self) – ICT4Self: To test modern ICT-embedded sport goods in regional environments with different cultural experiences (GPS tracking wearables, sport monitoring goods, use of ICT for product testing)
Area 2: Smart Sport environment and IoT (quantified environment)- ICT4Env: Smart sport environment helps monitor sport performances and provides feedback to sport service providers
Area 3: healthy active lifestyle – Sport4Vitality: Monitoring of healthy sport practices as the possibility to mobilise sport goods and services to bring vitality through business development
12 Coopérations projects: