IPOS winner of Dutch Sports Innovation Award 2017

In Eindhoven at the 14th National Sports Innovation Congress, IPOS Rein Sensors were announced the winner of the Dutch Sports Innovation Award 2017. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dutch Sports Innovation Award is an incentive prize for an innovative and promising product or service that focuses on top sports and/or recreational sports with key pillars:

  • Performance: Product or service makes it possible to perform better in top and/or recreational sports;
  • Vitality: Product or service contributes to a sporty and active lifestyle;
  • Economic market potential: the market potential of product or service.

4 finalists

An independent jury has chosen 4 finalists from over 30 candidates, from which the winner was announced wednesday. The jury praised the IPOS concept in its jury report. “The product offers the rider a dashboard and with that new possibilities for improving communication with the horse, supported by objective data. With this, welfare of rider and horse is served in a big sport. The idea is original, creative but above all real. In the development, cooperation with sports, knowledge partners and companies is well established. Participation in the accelerator program at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven has enabled the idea to grow into a business.

IDAN (Denmark) new EPSI member

EPSI is happy to announce Idan (the Danish Institute for Sports Studies) as new member.  See for more information about IDAN  EPSI members page

press release: EU4SPORTSCLUSTERS ALLIANCE SEEKS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES

Within the EU4SportsClusters Alliance project, the European Strategic Sport Clusters Partnership is organising a trade mission to the United States in September, where around 20 representatives of European companies and organizations will take part.

more information can be found in the press release: USA MISSION ECCP

EU4SportsClusters Alliance EU4SportsClusters Alliance is a biennial project co-financed by the EU whose objective is to promote the internationalisation of the European sports industry. INDESCAT is leading a partnership with three more clusters – Cluster Montagne (FR) and Flanders Bike Valley (BE) and Sports & Technology (NL) – and EPSI, the European Platform for Sports and Innovation. More information about the project see EU4SportsClusterAlliance

 

Nova CHILD new EPSI member

EPSI welcomes its new member Nova Child.  For more information about Nova CHILD please visit Nova Child

Registration is open now: Sport Technology Matchmaking at the Grand Départ Düsseldorf

EPSI and Enterprise Europe Network invites you to the SportTechMatch 2017, an international matchmaking event that will be organised on 30 June 2017 in the wake of the start of the Tour de France (‘Grand Départ’) in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Tour de France is the biggest annual sports event in the world and it combines tradition with the latest innovations in several areas. The event will comprise a SportTechMatch conference, business meetings and a company mission on the day before. The intention will be to establish international partnerships between companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as between companies, researchers and technologists.
Partner regions are: Netherlands, Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia. EPSI is one of the supporters of the program. 

SportTechMatch business meetings

The conference will be followed by a business meeting event organised by the Enterprise Europe Network. Companies, researchers and technologists will be offered a chance to meet potential foreign partners active in the field of cycling and other sports technologies. In pre-arranged face-to-face meetings they will have a chance to establish profitable new cooperation opportunities in business, technology transfer and research & development. Participants will have the opportunity to publish cooperation profiles on this website and to send and receive cooperation requests. On the basis of accepted requests b2b meetings will be scheduled which will take place on June 30th.

Main topics

  • Sport&Innovation
  • Sport&Health – Health conditions, performance testing and monitoring
    (measurements, sensors, etc.); functional food and drink technology
  • Sport&ICT – ICT solutions and media, simulation technology
  • Sport&Materials – Advanced materials for sports equipment, clothes and footwear

Why to participate?

  • Expand your international sports network
  • Meet potential business partners in a short time
  • Choose your meetings in advance
  • Transfer of knowledge and technology

Targeted participants

  • Companies
  • Universities
  • Research institutes

for more information and  registration visit: https://www.b2match.eu/sporttechmatch2017

Cluster project EU4Sports Alliance successful in China Mission

China is a sports market on the rise. In 2016, the turnover generated by the sports industry in the Asian giant exceeded 200,000 million euros. Considering this promising economic figures and within the framework of the EU4SportsClusters Alliance project, INDESCAT, Cluster Sports & Technology and Cluster Montagne jointly took part in a trade mission to Beijing, organized from 13rd to 16th February, in coincidence with ISPO Beijing.

As part of these European sports clusters, 17 European companies and organizations from France, the Netherlands and Catalonia  joined a trade mission to Beijing with the aim of establishing business relationships with the Chinese sports industry in the mid-term.

The European delegation visited different public institutions in order to get a deep knowledge of the Chinese sports ecosystem, such as two different areas of the General Administration of Sport of China. On the one hand, they visited the Sport Equipment Administrative Center, a department of GASC linked to sports equipment (equipment purchase, bidding and management for national sports teams, market development of Chinese Olympic Committee and national teams, etc.). On the other hand, they visited the Winter Sport Center the highest administration for winter sports in China (focusing not only on the Olympics, but also on sports promotion, marketing, research, biddings, etc.), which also runs the Chinese Sporting Goods Federation.

As part of these collective meetings, the delegation visited Decathlon’s flagship store located in Beijing. The company offered a complete overview of the Chinese sports sector, together with a broad description of its strategy and business plan in this huge market. On the last group visit, a global Chinese project was presented to enhance sport practice in Beijing: a sports complex on football and winter sports to be inaugurated by the end of 2018.

The European organisations also attended ISPO Beijing, the leading multi-segment sports exhibition in Asia. Located at the Chinese National Convention Center, it gathered 728 sport brands and attracted more than 40,000 visitors. With the aim of exploring future collaborations between this global sports business platform and the clusters members, the three participating clusters met Tobias Gröber, ISPO General Director. ISPO Beijing also became a perfect scenario to meet the General Secretary of the China Sporting Goods Federation, a Chinese association made up of 700 members engaged in research, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of sporting goods.

The European participant companies also had the chance to get individual agendas to meet local companies and organizations. More than 130 bilateral meetings were organized between the Chinese and the European organizations to promote future business relationships among both markets.

Within the framework of the EU4SportsCluster Alliance project, four markets have been analysed (the USA, Japan, China and Iran), two missions will be carried out (China and the US, which will take place in September) and five export groups are being created to facilitate companies internationalization.

Besides being a sports market with a sustained economic growth, China has hosted numerous world sports championships over the years. Moreover, China is the first country in the world to host both the Summer Olympic Games (2008) and the Winter ones (2022). Those, among others, are the reasons why the EU4SportsClusters Alliance project has chosen China as an important and valuable target market for companies in the sports sector.

Sport Technology Matchmaking at the Grand Départ Düsseldorf

 

EPSI and Enterprise Europe Network invites you to the SportTechMatch 2017, an international matchmaking event that will be organised on 30 June 2017 in the wake of the start of the Tour de France (‘Grand Départ’) in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Tour de France is the biggest annual sports event in the world and it combines tradition with the latest innovations in several areas. The event will comprise a SportTechMatch conference, business meetings and a company mission on the day before. The intention will be to establish international partnerships between companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as between companies, researchers and technologists.
Partner regions are: Netherlands, Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia. EPSI is one of the supporters of the program. 

SportTechMatch business meetings

The conference will be followed by a business meeting event organised by the Enterprise Europe Network. Companies, researchers and technologists will be offered a chance to meet potential foreign partners active in the field of cycling and other sports technologies. In pre-arranged face-to-face meetings they will have a chance to establish profitable new cooperation opportunities in business, technology transfer and research & development. Participants will have the opportunity to publish cooperation profiles on this website and to send and receive cooperation requests. On the basis of accepted requests b2b meetings will be scheduled which will take place on June 30th.

Main topics

  • Sport&Innovation
  • Sport&Health – Health conditions, performance testing and monitoring
    (measurements, sensors, etc.); functional food and drink technology
  • Sport&ICT – ICT solutions and media, simulation technology
  • Sport&Materials – Advanced materials for sports equipment, clothes and footwear

Why to participate?

  • Expand your international sports network
  • Meet potential business partners in a short time
  • Choose your meetings in advance
  • Transfer of knowledge and technology

Targeted participants

  • Companies
  • Universities
  • Research institutes

for more information visit: https://www.b2match.eu/sporttechmatch2017

Best wishes for 2017

EPSI and its members wish you all the best for 2017.  EPSI will continue to stimulate collaboration and innovation in 2017 for a healthy active society. We hope you will all join us!!

new EPSI member

EPSI is proud to welcome Faculty of Sport, University “Union – Nikola Tesla” in Belgrade as a new EPSI member. For more information see member info

New EPSI orientation paper

New EPSI orientation paper on R&D priorities for intense physical activity practice in the context of longer healthy life years for all

The members of EPSI have identified a list of research and innovation priorities to be addressed through projects to support a continuous massive adoption of healthier lifestyle through sport practice and maintaining the users as long as possible in their current or new sport activities in the best way possible (e.g. with the support of training, social and technological tools). Thus sustaining business development in the sport area.

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