EPSI conference 2014 report: presentations

Please find below the program of the 2014 conference. You can select the presentations that were made available by the several speakers.


Bruno Alves – President of FESI
Antonello Marega – President of EPSI

Session 1: Vision of the Industry

The Relevance of Research and Innovation for the Sports Industry  Harold Koerger –  Innovation & Sports Research – Adidas
Textile & Sport Industries: the opportunities for a new European step/assets/LNOCA-EPSI-13juin14.pdf Laurent Noca – Toptex3 – Cofounder Laurent Noca

Session 2: New ways of collaboration

From Manufacturing to R&T in Asia: Singapore the new sports industry hub in Asia-Pacific by Pascal Joubert des Ouches – Executive Director of ISR Pascal Joubert des Ouches
ISPO Open Innovation Platform Catharina VAN DELDEN – CEO of Innosabi and partner ISPO Open Innovation Catharina van Delden

Session 3: Public Private Partnerships

Investmend fund – Inspiring Laurent Damiani – President of Sporsora Laurent Damiani
Clusters in sports industry and EU cross sector approaches for growth and internationalization – The COSME Cooperation for SMEs Programme 2014 / 2020  José Freitas – DG Entreprise and  Industry

European Programme Horizon 2020 Magali Bayssiere – National Contact Point H2020 – Lyon Ingénierie Projets Magali Bayssiere

Session 4: Inspiration

From smartphone to smart jacket: Intelligent wearable meta-products in the cloud  Cabriel Bleser, Project leader EASY-IMP & Deputy Director of Augmented Vision Department at DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)

Inspiration from the Profit project: the potential of the field labs concept for innovation and new business  Cees van Bladel Project leader of Profit Sports & Technology

Pitches for potential projects see workshop topics

Session 5: Building the future

Mix & Match workshops

Conclusion and closing remarks:

The sports sector as the driver for the new economy  René Wijlens – Executive Director EPSI