Are you an organization or public authority that works in the sport sector? Do you wish to learn how you can obtain funding for your project ideas? Are you looking to expand your network? Do you wish to contribute to a more innovation-friendly sports ecosystem in Europe?

Join us at the Azores for our annual conference to create new partnerships, exchange experience and knowledge on an international level, and get the chance to participate in innovative and impactful projects that originate from our professional network.

The European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI) and Sport Azores are pleased to invite you to the upcoming Annual Conference 2023, titled “The Island of Sport Innovation” .

The event will take place from 5th to 7th of June physically in Ponta Delgada, Azores (Portugal). Several B2match sessions will be organised as well, both physically and virtually.

The event will bring together Europe’s top sports innovators including public institutions, sports federations and sports clubs, SMEs and startups, universities, research centers, clusters, sports accelerators, and many more.

The scope of EPSI the agenda covers:

  • Learning about the Azores as well as the European excellencies in the field of sport and tourism;
  • Presentation of project ideas & meeting possible project partners in the context of the EPSI brokerage events;
  • Experience the Azores lifestyle in an outdoor full immersion experience;
  • Perform sporting activities in a magical landscape;
  • Pitches of business ideas to private investors and attend face-to- face matchmaking events with the active support of EEN (Enterprise Europe Network);
  • Meet and greet, exchange and network with the entire European innovation sport community as well as relevant policymakers.


Participating in our annual conference provides Many advantages: 

  • Professional networking opportunities aimed at the development of innovation initiatives both bilaterally and multilaterally;
  • Be informed on call for proposal opportunities at European level and updated on overall research trends and strategic agendas;
  • Learn more on the latest trends in European Sport Innovation;
  • Network with selected research community aimed at fostering and encouraging innovation throughout the entire production value chain and related sectors

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