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. The Cluster is managed by experienced entrepreneurial managers with roots in business development and cycling industries. Flanders’ Bike Valley’s infrastructure includes a common wind tunnel testing facility for athletes, products, etc. for wind speeds until 30 m/sec or 110 km/hr for cyclists, ski and Alpine Sports etc. and an Incubator for start-ups, new companies etc. As an emerging cluster, the mission of the Flanders’ Bike Valley Cluster is to actively participate in building a successful ecosystem that will attract and retain companies and laboratories that are active in the bicycle and cycling field contributing to boosting innovation, economic performance and employment.
As an emerging cluster, the mission of the Flanders’ Bike Valley Cluster is to actively participate in building a successful ecosystem that will attract and retain companies and laboratories that are active in the bicycle & cycling field contributing to boosting innovation, economic performance and employment.
Sports and Technology is networking organisation located in the top technology region of the Netherlands (Dutch Brainport region (www.brainport.nl), according to the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) the world’s smartest region in 2011. The region is a top technology breeding ground for innovation and home to world-class businesses, knowledge institutes and research institutions. Together they design and manufacture the technology of the future to ensure a safe, green and caring society and sustainable economic development of the Netherlands.). The sports and technology cluster is a network of companies, sport field labs and knowledge organisations around the Brainport-hotspot. Sports and Technology was founded in 2005 by Dutch Research Organisation TNO and several other regional partners to exploit and combine the excellences of the Brainport region on sports, knowledge and business.
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EPSI is a membership-based networking organisation within Europe that focuses on innovation in the areas of physical activity related to sport, leisure and health. EPSI strives for a more innovation-friendly environment for the EU sports industry, in order to stimulate technological innovation and to set up businesses with a focus on innovative technology.
Sports & Technology
The Sports and Technology cluster is a non profit organisation and includes more than 100 SME companies, working in several field of sports. The cluster incorporates 9 (sport) field labs in the region, located around (top) sport facilities. FieldLabs are research and development locations in a real-life sports setting where new ideas, concepts, technologies and products are developed/tested in cooperation between sports, knowledge organisations and companies. Field labs have been developed for gymnastics, swimming, equestrian sports, soccer, sports for the disabled and sports stimulation.
INDESCAT is the Catalan Sports Industry Cluster. As a cluster, we bring together companies and research centres related to the world of sport, with the main objective of developing actions that improve companies' competitiveness, encouraging the development of innovative products and services. INDESCAT means INDUSTRY+SPORTS+CATALONIA
Hungarian Sport- and Lifestyle Development Cluster Ltd. MSI
The enhancement of the cooperation between the members, the quest of new cooperative possibility and creation of business opportunities, Gathering and sharing the information concerning the cluster and the cluster’s members Advice to the cluster’s members (R+D, tenders, best practices, generation and managing of projects, business planning) Organization of events related to sports and healthy living, Sports marketing, market analyzing and researching activity, creation of a common image Sport health care services (medical, doping, regeneration, rehabilitation) Cluster representation and professional interest representation (lobby) Other demanded services provided in the interest of the cluster.
SPORALTEC is the Rhône-Alpes cluster assembling the companies, research laboratories and technical centers in the sports sector. Its objective: maximize the capacity for creativity and innovation in sports companies.
Our development strategy is structured into 2 domains of strategic activity –(DSA):
1 -Sports & Health
2- Outdoor Sports
Assosport - Associazione Nazionale fra i Produttori di Articoli sportivi (Italian Association of Sporting Goods Manufacturers) - is the Italian national sector association which represents businesses in the sports sector. It is a non political and non profit association.
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. The Cluster is managed by experienced entrepreneurial managers with roots in business development and cycling industries. Flanders' Bike Valley's infrastructure includes a common wind tunnel testing facility for athletes, products, etc. for wind speeds until 30 m/sec or 110 km/hr for cyclists, ski and Alpine Sports etc. and an Incubator for start-ups, new companies etc. As an emerging cluster, the mission of the Flanders' Bike Valley Cluster is to actively participate in building a successful ecosystem that will attract and retain companies and laboratories that are active in the bicycle and cycling field contributing to boosting innovation, economic performance and employment.
AITEX (ASOCIACIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL) is a private non-profit association that encompasses textile and related companies. Some current figures are that AITEX has more than 1.000 associated companies, more than 3.000 clients, around 250 staff and 9 delegations around the world (North and South America, China, Pakistan, Lithuania and India).
Delft University of Technology
The TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute aims to create intensive interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers of the faculties 3ME, IO, LR, EWI and BK. It will give Delft a unique position as the most engineering oriented university in the field of sports research, combining the broad fundamental knowledge of these engineering faculties.
Ulster University is a dynamic research led University. Our core business activities are teaching and learning, research, innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.
The Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute brings together international experts across a range of sport related activities, facilitating collaboration with the commercial and community sectors promoting research, education, policy and practical innovation.
Ibv is a technological center applying biomechanics and ergonomics for developing products and services that add value by improving people quality of life. In sports arena, IBV specializes in people oriented innovation: from people to the market. It is a recognized center for sports surfaces (FIFA, ITF, IAAF,..), sports products, footwear and clothing.
PFI Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V.
PFI Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V.
CeRiSM - Universita di Verona
Institute Carnot Star
The Carnot STAR institute "Sciences and Technologies for Research Applications" is a key player in Sports and Health research, development and innovation. The Carnot STAR institute aims to providing access to competencies, technological platforms and results from the French public research to industrials. Thanks to the reputation and the research excellence of its eight laboratories, the Carnot STAR institute is able to address three targetted markets: sports equipments, connected objects/internet of things for Health area and biomedical imaging.
Faculty of Sport, University Union - Nikola Tesla
Faculty of Sport, University “Union - Nikola Tesla" in Belgrade, was founded in 2012 as the first institution of higher education in Serbia whose core academic field is sport. In this respect, the following undergraduate courses
1. Coaching in Sport
2. Management in Sport
3. Sport Journalism
and postgraduate – master courses were created at the Faculty:
1. Sport Management
2. Management in Tourism and Recreational Sport
All the undergraduate courses consist of 4 years of study and in that period each student gains 240 ECTS credits. Students with higher ambitions have the opportunity to continue their studies and earn additional 60 ECTS (300 ECTS altogether) at master's degree.
Faculty of Sport in Belgrade, in addition to the regular academic education, is also oriented to informal types of education through implementation of the programs of vocational training for performing certain professional tasks in sport. Our aim is to keep this part of the educational process of sports experts at high level and thus contribute to the improvement and development of Serbian sport.
Vocational training programs were introduced in the obligatory practice of sports organizations and higher education institutions in Serbia due to the large number of former athlete and current sports workers, who perform a wide range of activities in the field of sports, but have no formal education. Basically, they need vocational training for the acquisition of the working permit, which allows them to work in sports organizations, in accordance with the law.
The method of gaining the appropriate sports titles is clearly determined by the applicable legal and regulatory provisions and includes the fulfillment of certain formal-legal and educational and professional requirements and criteria. It is realized through joint work and cooperation with sport organizations and higher education institutions in the field of sport and physical education.
Università Iuav di Venezia
Università Iuav di Venezia: Our research main topic is the design of innovative products and services using emerging technologies with special regard to sport, physical activity, health and wellbeing
Nova CHILD drives a network including companies, research and training institutes, with an innovative approach for the well-being of children.
The cluster gathers and coordinates a network of professionals from sectors, such as: child care, furniture, fashion (clothing - shoes), toys, food, hygiene, services ... but also, universities, schools, research and technical centers, training institutes... who provide their skills and their expertise: marketing, human and social sciences (psychology ...), design, technical (materials, electronics, IT, ...), medical, etc.
Nova CHILD strives to put the end user at the heart of the business and thus, mobilize these skills to make this network a true transverse center of expertise dedicated to the child.
Dalarna University is a academic institution of higher education dedicated to education and research. The sports-science research at Dalarna University is focused on exercise physiology, physical education, sports media, and public health. Connected to these research areas, Dalarna University have a sports-science laboratory consisting of physiological, biomechanical, and biochemical sections. Many of the equipment in the sports-science laboratory enable field-test measurements. For now, Dalarna University will be represented in EPSI by Dala Sports Academy (www.dalasportsacademy.se) which is a center that focus on collaboration with external parties via transfer of scientific-based knowledge, development and innovation within the sports and health sector.