Date: Thursday 25th & Friday 26th October 2018

The European Sport Ecosystem
Sports Tech Transfer and R&D Summit

Location: Ghent, Belgium

Dr Kristof De Mey

Sports Technology, Innovation & Business Developer, Ghent University

Alberto Bichi

Executive Director, European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI)

Federico Eichberg

Advisor Trade Policy Unit – Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU & Senior Vice President, SS Lazio

Assoc. Prof Martin Carlsson-Wall

Director, Center for Sports & Business, Stockholm School of Economics

Dr Mark King

Associate Dean for Enterprise of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University

Philippe Paquay

General Manager, Sport Vlaanderen

Anoek Van Vlaardingen

Innovation Manager, TU Delft, Sports Engineering Institute

Iris Cordoba Mondejar

General Manager, Global Sports Innovation Center

Prof Wim Derave

Professor, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University

Benjamin Penkert

Founder, SportsTechX& Head of Consulting at leAD Sports Accelerator

Wim VandenDriessche

Managing Partner, Cronos Group

João Gonçalo Cunha

CEO, KickUP Sports Innovation and Sports Business Investor

Tine van Lommel

Innovation Manager Life Sciences, Leuven R&D

David Geddes

International Sports Technology Association (ISTA)

Esther De Smet

Senior Research Policy Advisor, Ghent University

Rene Wijlens

General Manager Cluster Sports & Technology, Executive. Director, European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI)

Griet Cappelle

Innovation Consultant, TomorrowLab

Ruud Van Elk

Performance and Innovation Manager, PSV Eindhoven

Dr Malte Siegle

Innovation and Business Development, Head of University & Research Program, Sportradar AG

Prof Mikael Bäckström

Head of Sports Tech Research Centre, Mid Sweden University

Jempi Wilssens

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer RS Scan

Kristiina Jokelainen

Director of International Relations and S3 Implementation, Regional Council of Lapland, Finland

Steve Rose

Director of Insight & Knowledge, The Active Wellbeing Society

Stephan Morais

Managing General Partner, Indico Capital Partners

Roel Vaeyens

Coordinator Sport, Club Brugge

Prof Wim Vanhaverbeke

Professor Innovation Management & Strategy, Hasselt University

Benjamin Kinsky

Entrepreurship and Innovation in Sport Expert & PhD Candidate, Bundeswehr University Munich

Prof Erik Witvrouw

Sports Physical Therapy Researcher – Ghent University (former: Aspetar)

Marc van der Zande

Senior Manager, Sports & Technology

Prof Omar Mohout

Entrepreneurship Fellow, Sirris