EPSI Conference 2014: The Sports sector as a driver for the new European economy

Please find below the program of the 2014 conference. You can select the presentations that were made available by the several speakers.


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

Session 1: Vision of the Industry

The Relevance of Research and Innovation for the Sports Industry  Harold Koerger –  Innovation & Sports Research – Adidas
Textile & Sport Industries: the opportunities for a new European step/assets/LNOCA-EPSI-13juin14.pdf Laurent Noca – Toptex3 – Cofounder Laurent Noca

Session 2: New ways of collaboration

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 Pascal Joubert des Ouches
ISPO Open Innovation Platform Catharina VAN DELDEN – CEO of Innosabi and partner ISPO Open Innovation Catharina van Delden

Session 3: Public Private Partnerships

Investmend fund – Inspiring Laurent Damiani – President of Sporsora Laurent Damiani
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

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

Session 4: Inspiration

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)

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

Session 5: Building the future

Mix & Match workshops

Conclusion and closing remarks:

The sports sector as the driver for the new economy  René Wijlens – Executive Director EPSI

About the Conference

“The Sports sector as a driver for the new European economy”

The European Platform for Sports Innovation (EPSI), our member-partner SPORALTEC and the European project EASY-IMP cordially invite you to participate in the 3rd European Conference on Sports Innovation: “The Sports sector as a driver for the new European economy” to be held on June 13th, 2014 in Voiron (France).

The EPSI conference 2014 provides a forum for research organizations, companies, clusters from all over Europe active in the field of sports, sporting goods and to exchange information, discuss the future trends and priorities in the area of sports innovation and to create partnerships within joint projects.

It will be an opportunity for the international community to exchange ideas and develop a common vision for the future of sports innovation, a shared conception for the future of the industry and new ways of collaboration between public and private sectors. It is also an ideal occasion to gather information about European Programmes such as Horizon 2020 or COSME.

The organizing committee has been working to make this EPSI Conference 2014 a truly memorable experience for all participants. We sincerely hope that you will join us in making the 3rd EPSI Conference a success.

We look forward to welcome you to Voiron.

Antonello Marega, President of EPSI

Roland Pesty, President of Sporaltec 

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