CO-INNOVATE IN SPORT 2019

The Agenda

Here below you can find the agenda of the two-day event.

Remember to register your attendance to the conference, and, separately, to the match-making sessions (in blue in the agenda), following these instructions.

08:00 – 09:00
Registration

09:00 – 09:05
Opening Remarks

  • Alberto Bichi, Executive Director of EPSI, the European Platform for Sport Innovation
  • Rene Wijlens, Executive Director of EPSI, the European Platform for Sport Innovation & General Manager, Sports & Technology

09:05 – 09:10
Welcoming

  • Antonello Marega, President, EPSI, the European Platform for Sport Innovation

09:10 – 09:40
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Interregional Cooperation for Investments in the Sport Industry

  • Slawomir Tokarski, Director, Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, European Commission

09:40 – 10:10
Technological Innovation in Sport and how this Impacts Business

  • Iris Cordoba Mondejar, General Manager, Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft

10:10 – 10:40
INTERACTIVE PANEL: Innovation in Sports & Vitality – from Societal Challenge and Innovation towards Business

Moderated by Rene Wijlens

  • Marc van der Zande, Project Manager, Cluster Sports & Technology
  • Eckehard “Fozzy” Moritz, CEO of Innovationsmanufaktur GmbH
  • Marco Benedetti, MySDAM Research & Formation School

10:40 – 11:00
Morning Coffee Break & Networking

11:00 – 12:00
SportInnovation & Match

12:00 – 12:30
INTERACTIVE PANEL: Business Opportunities in Stimulation of Active Lifestyle Provision

Moderated by Alberto Bichi

  • Maarten Gijssel, Founder, Kinetic Analysis
  • Dimitri Kourasi, Founder & CEO, SPOBI (SportBeingIntelligent)

12:30 – 13:00
FEATURED SPEAKER: Innovations & Testing in Sports Equipment Manufacturing

  • Speaker to be confirmed

13:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch

14:00 – 14:30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: E-Sports Investment & Innovation

  • Peter Sprenger, CEO, Techonomy

14:30 – 15:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL: Innovation in Sport & Wellbeing – From Wearable Technologies to Smart Environments

Moderated by Marc van der Zande

  • Sywert Brongersma, Senior Principal Member of Technical Staff, IMEC
  • Marius Janta, Senior Project Manager Research, Application & Business Development, WT (Wearable Technologies)
  • Christopher Marino, Global Strategic Planning Manager, DuPont (invited)
  • Additional Panellist to be confirmed

15:00 – 15:30
EPSI Networking Sessions

15:30 – 15:50
Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking

15:50 – 16:50
SportInnovation & Match

16:50 – 17:20
INTERACTIVE PANEL: The Innovation Challenge in Sports: Leveraging the Power of Data & Digital Content

Moderated by Rene Wijlens

  • Enrique Alcantara, Head of Sports Innovation, Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV)
  • Steven Vos, Professor of Design and Analysis of Intelligent Systems for Vitality and Leisure Time Sports, TU Eindhoven
  • Sebastian Brunnert, Solution Manager, Business Unit Sports, SAP SE

17:20 – 17:50
From Sports Technology towards Shaping Business Strategies for an Increased Value across the Ecosystem

  • Aristide Wolfrom, Co Founder, Spark Lab

 17:50 – 18:20
3D Printing in Sport

  • Kris Binon, General Manager, Flam3D

18:20 – 19:20
SportInnovation & Match

19:20 – 20:00
Closing Remarks & End of Day One – followed by Networking Reception

08:00 – 09:00
Registration & Coffee

09:00 – 09:10
Opening Remarks

  • Alberto Bichi, Executive Director of EPSI, the European Platform for Sport Innovation
  • Rene Wijlens, Executive Director of EPSI, the European Platform for Sport Innovation & General Manager, Sports & Technology

09:10 – 09:40
Funding Innovation in 21st Century Sport

  • Pierre Padilla, Founder, N-ABLE

09:40 – 10:10
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Sports Innovation – The Future of the Human – Technology Interface. What the Future Holds

  • Steve Haake, Professor of Sports Engineering & Founding Director of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

10:10 – 10:40
INTERACTIVE PANEL: How Sports Federations Address the Innovation Issue

Moderated by Alberto Bichi

  • David Stickland, Managing Director, Global Dressage Analytics BV & Senior Research Physicist, CERN – (Data Analytics in the Equestrian Sport)
  • Philippe Rosier, Health & Performance Manager, RBFA (Royal Belgian Football Association)
  • Mark Dorlandt, Project Portfolio Manager Lifestyle I&T, Accell Group, N.V

10:40 – 11:00
Morning Coffee Break & Networking

11:00 – 12:00
SportInnovation & Match

12:00 – 13:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL: What does a Startup Need to SUCCEED in the Sports Industry / Acceleration Strategies?

Moderated by Marc van der Zande

  • Kristof De Mey, Sports Technology Innovation & Business Developer, Ghent University
  • John van der Laar, Managing Director, SportBizz
  • Michele Tosi, Director of Incubation & Startup Area, Trentino Sviluppo S.p.A. (SPIN Accelerator)

13:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch

14:00 – 14:30
INTERACTIVE PANEL: Early Stage Innovation and Industry-Academia Collaboration

Moderated by Rene Wijlens

  • Paolo Bouquet, Associate Professor, University of Trento
  • Ada Ferri, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Heiki Hannola, Principal Lecturer, Lapland University of Applied Sciences

14:30 – 15:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL: Analysing the Impact of Public Private Partnerships and how these Shape the Future of Sport Business

Moderated by Alberto Bichi

  • Kristiina Jokelainen, Director of International Relations and S3 Implementation, Regional Council of Lapland
  • Nikos Pantalos, Policy Officer on Innovation and Clusters, European Commission
  • Marisa Fernandez Esteban, Deputy Head of Sport Unit, European Commission

15:00 – 15:30
Stimulating a Healthy Active Lifestyle by Using Technology and Data For Innovation

  • Harmen Bljsterbosch, Managing Director, InnoSportLab Sport & Beweeg

15:30 – 16:00
Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking

16:00 – 17:00
SportInnovation & Match

17:00 – 17:30
Closing Remarks & End of Day Two of Conference

Creativity has no limits and in the sports ecosystem, innovation is constant, whether it is to improve the performance of athletes themselves, the stimulation of a healthy and active lifestyle or the fan experience.

Public authorities have grasped the relevance of industrial modernization in the sport sector and the importance of sports for vitality of people. Industry-leading companies – together with their entire valuey chains – invest incessantly in their R&D to keep up in the race to innovate, and new projects with the support of public financing emerge seeking to meet needs that remain to be covered. But if there is something they all have in common, it is technology.

What are the key trends in sports tech innovation and how can public authorities support this? What should a startup have to be considered innovative and successful in the sports ecosystem  today? What are the challenges that an entrepreneur must face in the sports sector? How can new business models be created in the need to stimulate healthy active lifestyle? How can Public Private Partnerships shape the future of business developments in the sport sector? How can businesses matchmaking events kick-start economic growth and employment? What economic spill over effects can be sparked by sport in the associated sectors such as tourism, health, transport, nutrition infrastructure building and others.

Co-Innovate in Sport 2019 will be the place in July 2019 to discuss all these issues, to explore innovations and to meet future partners for cooperation in the sports ecosystem.

Registration and fees

To register your attendance to the conference organised by EPSI, you need to do it through two different steps:

On this page you can find in details this two-steps procedure: 

https://epsi.eu/register-to-co-innovate-2019/

*Payments must be done on forehand through the online payment module: it is a mandatory passage to get access to the conference venue.  EPSI Members are entitled to a special discount of 50 €.

Event language

The event language is English.

Programme

The full programme of the conference is available here (Agenda).

Accomodation Info

The Co-innovate in Sport 2019 event will take place during an overcrowded week in Brussels. In order to save accomodation costs, we kindly invite participants to book their hotel in advance. Here you can find useful information about how to proceed:

  • Creating an innovation-friendly environment in sports
  • Technology innovation in sports and its impact on business
  • Sports equipment manufacturing innovation process
  • E-sports innovations
  • Big data & digital in sports
  • Funding innovation in 21st century sports
  • Sports innovation and the future of the human-technology interface
  • How stimulation of active lifestyle can provide business chances
  • Public authorities facilitating innovation in the sports sector
  • What does a Startup Need to SUCCEED in the Sports Industry?
  • Early Stage Innovation and Industry-Academia Collaboration
  • Wearable technologies in sports

For whom?

Why to participate?

  • Companies
  • Showcase your most favourable products and projects
  • Research and innovation organisations
  • Meet face-to-face new partners and customers
  • Universities
  • Initiate cross-border contacts and cooperation
  • Sports organisations/associations
  • Find new commercial/technological/research partners
  • Public authorities
  • Present, discuss and develop new projects.
  • SportTechMatch

    An ideal opportunity to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings

    Here you can find all the useful information about the match-making sessions.

    The conference will feature business matchmaking activities (SportTechMatch) powered by the Enterprise Europe Network – also known as business ‘speed dating’ – bringing together businesses and other organisations looking for partners to take their strategical development and projects forward.

    You can register to the matchmaking sessions through EEN WebsiteThe SportTechMatch organized by the Enterprise Europe Network is free of charge. However for the conference which is organised by EPSI a participation fee is due.

    Before registering to the match-making sessions, remember to register your attendance to EPSI Conference here.

      De Markten

      De Spiegelzaal

      Oude Graanmarkt 5 
      1000 Brussels
      Belgium

      Contact for the CONFERENCE

      European platform for sport innovation

      Alberto S. Bichi
      alberto.bichi@epsi.eu
      +32(0)497 477 298

      Contact for the Sporttechmatch

      Enterprise Europe Network partners

      hub.brussels
      Barbara Andreani
      bandreani@hub.brussels
      http://hub.brussels/

      Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland
      Stan Francke
      +31 (0) 88 042 52 59
      stan.francke@rvo.nl
      https://www.rvo.nl

      Enterprise Europe Network Vlaanderen
      Pascal Verheye
      +32(0) 2 209 27 38
      pascal.verheye@vlaio.be
      www.enterpriseeuropevlaanderen.be

      EEN Wallonia
      Charlotte Bouillet
      +32 81 71 71 40
      cbo@bep.be
      https://www.wallonieeurope.be

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