Date: Thursday 25th & Friday 26th October 2018

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

Location: Ghent, Belgium

Key Objectives And Topics

The main conference goals are:

  • Understanding the political landscape for the sport sector
  • Boost innovation ideas supported by public private financial partnerships
  • Facilitating cooperation and transfer of knowledge between universities,businesses and sports organizations
  • Defining strategies for the development of evidence-based sports technologies
  • Stimulating cross-industry innovation
  • Improving networks among academic researchers, R&D managers andsports scientific staff members in teams

Topics to be addressed include:

  • ClusSport and regional collaboration through Sports Clustering
  • Connecting Sport & Innovation
  • Research Impact in the Sports Tech Industry
  • Commercialization of Academic Science in Sport
  • Early Stage Innovation and Industry-Academia Collaboration
  • Startups Acceleration, Incubation and Mentorship – Sports Industry Perspective
  • Financing Sports Industry Startups & SMEs
  • Scale-up Strategies – From Startup to Scale-up?
  • Innovation Hubs Enabled by Sporting Clubs & Organizations
  • Cost & Economics of Technology Licensing / Transfer – Understanding Best Practice to Achieve Success
  • Achieving Effective R&D Consortia – International Strategic Alliances to
    Facilitate Technology Advancements in Sport
  • Role of Social Media & Digital Marketing – Digitalization in Sport Technology Transfer
Alberto Bichi
Federico Eichberg
Assoc. Prof Martin Carlsson-Wall
Iris Cordoba Mondejar