Italy, Finland, France, Belgium: six members from these four countries join our #InnovateSport network this month.

Italy, Finland, France, Belgium: six members from these four countries join our #InnovateSport network this month: welcome to City of Pau, McLloyd, Aquila Basket Trento, Fondazione LINKS, LAB University and Flanders’ Bike Valley.

City of Pau

Pau is a French commune overlooking the Pyrenees, and capital of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Pau has 77,130 inhabitants as of 2017.

Read more at www.pau.fr


McLloyd was born in 2013 in France. Based on the growing demand for performance optimization tools in sport and the limitations of existing equipment, McLloyd has set itself the goal of bringing a technological breakthrough in this area.

Read more at www.mclloyd.com

Aquila Basket Trento

Aquila Basket Trento, also known for sponsorship reasons as Dolomiti Energia Trento, is an Italian professional basketball club based in Trent. It was founded in 1995 as an amalgamation of two local clubs, going from the amateur divisions to the first division LBA in less than a decade.

Read more at www.aquilabasket.it

Fondazione LINKS

Provided with the skills and assets necessary to accelerate the innovation processes of companies and public administrations, LINKS Foundation acts as a link between the world of academia and the market.

Read more at www.linksfoundation.com

LAB Univerisity

LAB University of Applied Sciences operates in Lahti and Lappeenranta, and also provides education online. The strengths of this higher education institution specialising in innovation include the circular economy, design, the commercialisation of innovations and service innovations for health and well-being.

Read more at www.lab.fi/en

Flanders’ Bike Valley

The Flanders’ Bike Valley Cluster brings together actors in the field of bicycle & cycling sciences and technologies: public research organizations, private companies and specialized service providers in a Quadruple Helix format, including strategic stakeholders. They recently had a company takeover, but renewed their EPSI membership as a new entity.

Read more at www.bikevalley.be