The webinar will be on March 27th at 2 p.m. CET to present ESA’s funding call

In just 5 days – on the 27th of March, the European Platform for Sports Innovation (EPSI),  in close collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), is organizing a webinar for the promotion of ESA’s call “Space for Olympic Games”.

The online event will be hosted on the 27th of March from 2.00 pm CET. Participants are welcome to register using the link below and fill out the form. 

Webinar registration 

During the event, participants will have the chance to become familiar with the scope of the funding call and explore two concepts that might apply for funding. This will allow them to better understand the scope of the potential activities that will be funded and also to identify how space solutions can be implemented in the context of sport. After the presentations, there will be a Q&A session and open discussion with the representatives from the European Space Agency (ESA). 

The Thematic Call for proposals aims at supporting new space-based services for the digital transformation and sustainability of the sports sector, specifically in the organization, management, and further exploitation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It primarily targets the next Games in Europe – Paris 2024 and Milano Cortina 2026, with the ambition of providing services for the future Games as well, ensuring the continuity of the sustainability model. 

Both Paris 2024 and Milano Cortina 2026 have committed to delivering net-zero events with a strong engagement of the communities, and these new challenges require investments in innovation, where space can offer ubiquitous information and connectivity in support of a punctual as well as long-term perspective. New services are required for the preparation phase before the Games, during the event itself, and in the post-event phase for the most efficient exploitation of the critical infrastructures, the safe and fun engagement of the fans, and the environmental sustainability of the events.

Read more about the funding call here

The scientific and technical knowledge that ESA implements can bring new opportunities to overcome today’s sports challenges. EPSI will contribute to ESA’s efforts by further promoting the call within the sports ecosystem. 

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. EPSI, in turn, focuses on innovation in the areas of sport, physical activity, healthy lifestyle, vitality, environment, and all related impacted sectors. EPSI strives to achieve more innovation-friendly conditions for the EU sports ecosystem, in order to stimulate technological innovation and to develop businesses with a focus on the entire innovation spectrum.