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.


EPSI strives to achieve a more innovation-friendly environment for the sports industry in the EU in order to stimulate technological innovation and establish businesses based on innovation technology. To try and accomplish this, EPSI does the following:

  1. Encourages networking between between high tech companies, SMEs, universities and research organisations as in addition to other interested parties;
  2. Develops and fosters a durable and innovation friendly / innovation stimulating environment for the entire EU Sports movement;
  3. Initiates activities among its members to respond to regional, national and European calls for proposals with the aim of finalising certain innovation projects;
  4. Contributes to the dissemination of new knowledge and innovation opportunities / trends for its members
In 2006, organisations from the Sports industry, Sports and R&D organisations throughout the EU joined together in a European project, entitled the Innosport.eu initiative (www.innosport.eu). The results of the Innosport.eu project were summarised in a booklet “building a future of Europe Sports Innovation”. The end of the Innosport.eu project marked the start of the European Platform for Sport and Innovation, EPSI.EPSI was initiated from the Innosport.eu partners at the first European conference on Sports and Innovation in the spring of 2008. Since than EPSI has organised a series of workshops which have lead to several innovation projects and international collaborations. EPSI is the official representative of the sports industry on innovation and research to the European Commission.In December 2010, EPSI became an ASBL (Association Sans But Lucratif, non profit association), under Belgian law with founding members from several organisations and institutes from all over Europe. An ever increasing number of members have since joined the EPSI network.
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Alberto Bichi, Rene Wijlens – directors



Network of clusters and individual members

Legal Form

ASBL (association sans but luctatif)

Year of foundation

2008: founding group; 2010 legal entity