ProFit aims to stimulate innovation and new business creation in the sport sector by developing an EU network of field-labs focused on sport. The field-labs will be located in urban communities where citizens can engage in innovative sports activities. A product innovation competition is incorporated into the project to inspire and source exciting new products to test in the field-labs. Field-labs will be developed in four European cities: Eindhoven, Delft (Nl), Kortrijk (Be) and Sheffield (UK).
A supportive research programme provides scientific rigour to the development and operation of the field-labs and products.
The Profit project is under the supervision of EPSI member Sports and Technology. ProFit is funded by the European Union, under the Interreg IVB North West Europe programme.
Cees van Bladel (Cluster Sports and Technology), project manager : “It is a privilege that Interreg enables us to spread the field-lab concept around the EU! The concept has huge potential: field-labs stimulate cooperation between the world of sports, knowledge institutes and businesses. And at the same time, cities get attractive spaces that contribute to health and well-being, their citizens will have new places to meet and have fun!”
For more information see the profit website