EPSI Conference 2014 – Conference Programme

The Sports Sector as a driver for the new European Economy

Morning session – Moderator: A. Bichi – Executive Director of EPSI

09:00 Introduction

Bruno Alves – President of FESI
Antonello Marega – President of EPSI

Session 1: Vision of the Industry

9:45 The Relevance of Research and Innovation for the Sports Industry  Harold Koerger –  Innovation & Sports Research – Adidas
10:15 Textile & Sport Industries: the opportunities for a new European step Laurent Noca – Toptex3 – Cofounder

10:45 Break – B2B Meetings

Session 2: New ways of collaboration

11.00 From Manufacturing to R&T in Asia: Singapore the new sports industry hub in Asia-Pacific by Pascal Joubert des Ouches – Executive Director of ISR
11:20 ISPO Open Innovation Platform Catharina VAN DELDEN – CEO of Innosabi and partner ISPO Open Innovation

Session 3: Public Private Partnerships

11.45  Investmend fund – Inspiring Laurent Damiani – President of Sporsora 
12:05 Clusters in sports industry and EU cross sector approaches for growth and internationalization – The COSME Cooperation for SMEs Programme 2014 / 2020  José Freitas – DG Entreprise and  Industry

12.30 European Programme Horizon 2020 Magali Bayssiere – National Contact Point H2020 – Lyon Ingénierie Projets

13:00 Networking Lunch

Afternoon session – Moderator R. Wijlens – Executive Director of EPSI

Session 4: Inspiration

14:00 From smartphone to smart jacket: Intelligent wearable meta-products in the cloud  Cabriel Bleser, Project leader EASY-IMP & Deputy Director of Augmented Vision Department at DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)

14:15  Inspiration from the Profit project: the potential of the field labs concept for innovation and new business  Cees van Bladel Project leader of Profit Sports & Technology

14:30 Pitches for potential projects see workshop topics

15:00 Break; Moving to workshop rooms

Session 5: Building the future

15.15 Mix & Match workshops

17:15 Conclusion and closing remarks: the sports sector as the driver for the new economy  Alberto Bichi – Executive Director EPSI

Networking drink 17:30 – 18:30

Closing 18:30