Sports & Tech Tour

Technology is vital

The Sports & Technology (S&T) cluster is a network of companies, universities and Sport Field Labs, closely linked to the government. By sharing knowledge and experiences in an atmosphere of open innovation and co-creation, they come to (social and technological) innovations. Goals are diverse: an active healthy lifestyle for more people (societal goal) , sports performance enhancement (sport performance) and, at the same time, the creation of more business for companies (economic goal). The Sport Field Labs make it possible to develop and test new products, services, facilities and interventions in practice, close to the athletes and the sports.

During this Tour you will experience for yourself the important role that the Sport Field Labs play in innovation and business creation. At the moment, the cluster is challenged by the question how to make better use of ICT for (new) business. There are many possibilities to use ICT to support and accelerate, for example in the innovation process, in business development (like new business models) and in connecting with end users of sports innovation. This is a central focus of the cluster manager throughout this Tour.

Cluster manager René Wijlens will introduce the cluster and the cooperation between the many partners involved with all their different goals. He leads the group along three locations:

  • First of all, Genneper Parken, the sports and recreation area in the south of Eindhoven. The swimming pool 'De Tongelreep' with its InnoSportlab is part of the programme along with a brief visit to the Fontys Sporthogeschool, the dedicated sports college in Eindhoven on the same premises. In addition, a representative of the province of North-Brabant will explain its contribution to and ambition for sports innovation.
  • A short visit to PSV Eindhoven and an introduction to the Sport Field Lab Soccer.
  • The tour ends in the north of Eindhoven with a visit to the Field Lab Sport & Vitality and an introduction to the Sports & Technology Business Club. Moreover, several companies share their stories (Smart goals, 4D Sport veld, YOU FO and AAA-lux).

Cluster organisation:
Sports & Technology
Cluster Manager: René Wijlens

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