« Outdoor Sports Valley – OSV » désigne à la fois un territoire et son pôle d’industries dédié aux sports outdoor. Cet espace couvre l’arc alpin et englobe plusieurs milliers de salariés issus de l’industrie des sports et loisirs, les sièges sociaux de la plupart des entreprises de ce secteur et représente un terrain de jeu unique sur la planète.

Le concept OSV est né à Annecy en 2009, officialisé sous la forme d’une association en 2010 puis homologué « Grappe d’Entreprises » par l’Etat (DATAR) en 2011, OSV est depuis juin 2018 labellisé « Cluster d’entreprises ». Annecy, site géographique exceptionnel et lieu d’implantation stratégique des entreprises de l’industrie outdoor, est le centre tout désigné de l’Outdoor Sports Valley. 

OSV a pour vocation de fédérer, représenter et contribuer au développement des entreprises de l’industrie des sports outdoor. Le cluster remplit ces objectifs en travaillant sur différents axes de travail prioritaires :
– le développement économique,
– les ressources humaines,
– la promotion du territoire et de la pratique sportive,
– le développement durable et l’innovation.

Pour connaître le détail des actions mises en place dans le cadre de ces axes de travail, rendez-vous sur la page ACTIONS.

OSV compte près de 409 membres. Parmi eux, plus de 238 sont des membres actifs, c’est-à-dire des fabricants, distributeurs, détaillants ou designers de l’industrie outdoor.
Près de 50 % des membres actifs sont basés en Haute-Savoie et 75% dans la Région Rhône-Alpes. Les 25 % restants sont dans le reste de la France, mais aussi en Suisse et en Italie.

Les membres actifs représentent :
– plus de 480 marques de sport,
– plus de 8000 emplois,
– plus de 1,8 milliards d’euros de chiffre d’affaires.

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    Bucarest, Romania

    Tel : +33 (0) 450 675 391

    Themes and expertise

    Trainings in active citizenship
    Critical thinking activities during projects
    Developing 21stCentury Skills
    Promoting adaptability of young people to the labor market
    Focus on public policies and involvement of young people in the decision making process
    Promoting environmental attitude and green skills
    Activities based in rural and small urban areas, but with a view of reaching national level projects
    Encouraging development of attitudes targeting fake news awareness and combat of hate speech and discriminatory



    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.


    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

    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.

    Asociacion IBV

    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

    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

    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.

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