4 Jul 2019 - 5 Jul 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

Agenda

Conference programme

Thursday
4 Jul 2019
08:00 – 09:00
Registration
09:00 – 09:05
Opening Remarks
  • Alberto Bichi, Executive Director of EPSI, the European Platform for Sport Innovation
  • Rene Wijlens, Executive Director of EPSI, the European Platform for Sport Innovation & General Manager, Sports & Technology

09:05 – 09:10
Welcome remarks
  • Antonello Marega, President, EPSI, the European Platform for Sport Innovation
09:10 – 09:40
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Interregional Cooperation for Investments in the Sport Industry
  • Slawomir Tokarski, Director, Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, European Commission

09:40 – 10:10
INTERACTIVE PANEL: Innovation in Sports & Vitality - from Societal Challenge and Innovation towards Business

Moderated by Rene Wijlens

  • Marc van der Zande, Project Manager, Cluster Sports & Technology
  • Eckehard “Fozzy” Moritz, CEO of Innovationsmanufaktur GmbH
  • Marco Benedetti, MySDAM Research & Formation School
10:10 – 10:40
INTERACTIVE PANEL: Business Opportunities in Stimulation of Active Lifestyle Provision

Moderated by Alberto Bichi

  • Maarten Gijssel, Founder, Kinetic Analysis
  • Dimitris Kourasis, Founder & CEO, SPOBI (SportBeingIntelligent)
10:40 – 11:00
Morning Coffee Break & Networking
11:00 – 12:00
Sport Innovation & Matchmaking
Matchmaking
12:00 – 12:30
Sport & Mental Health
  • Santo Rullo, Head of the Scientific Committee of European Culture and Sport Organization(ECOS) and President of International Football Committee of Mental Health (IFCMH)
12:30 – 13:00
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: E-Sports Investment & Innovation
  • Peter Sprenger, CEO, Techonomy
13:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:30
Technological Innovation in Sport and how this Impacts Business
  • Iris Cordoba Mondejar, General Manager, Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft
14:30 – 15:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL: Innovation in Sport & Wellbeing - From Wearable Technologies to Smart Environments

Moderated by Marc van der Zande

  • Sywert Brongersma, Senior Principal Member of Technical Staff, IMEC
  • Marius Janta, Senior Project Manager Research, Application & Business Development, WT (Wearable Technologies)
  • Sander Werring, Managing Director Benelux Companies, Polar Electro Oy
15:00 – 15:30
EPSI Networking Sessions
15:25 – 15:50
Sport Innovation & Matchmaking
Matchmaking
15:30 – 15:50
Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking
15:50 – 16:50
Sport Innovation & Matchmaking
Matchmaking
16:50 – 17:20
INTERACTIVE PANEL: The Innovation Challenge in Sports: Leveraging the Power of Data & Digital Content

Moderated by Rene Wijlens

  • Enrique Alcantara, Head of Sports Innovation, Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV)
  • Steven Vos, Professor of Design and Analysis of Intelligent Systems for Vitality and Leisure Time Sports, TU Eindhoven
  • Sebastian Brunnert, Solution Manager, Business Unit Sports, SAP SE
17:20 – 17:50
From Sports Technology towards Shaping Business Strategies for an Increased Value across the Ecosystem
  • Helene Hembert - Outdoor Sport Valley
17:50 – 18:20
3D Printing in Sport
  • Kris Binon, General Manager, Flam3D
18:20 – 19:00
Closing Remarks & End of Day One - followed by Networking Reception
Friday
5 Jul 2019
08:00 – 09:00
Registration & Coffee
09:00 – 09:10
Opening Remarks
  • Alberto Bichi, Executive Director of EPSI, the European Platform for Sport Innovation
  • Rene Wijlens, Executive Director of EPSI, the European Platform for Sport Innovation & General Manager, Sports & Technology
09:10 – 09:40
Funding Innovation in 21st Century Sport
  • Pierre Padilla, Founder, N-ABLE
09:40 – 10:10
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Sports Innovation: The Future of the Human - Technology Interface. What the Future Holds
  • Steve Haake, Professor of Sports Engineering & Founding Director of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University
10:10 – 10:40
INTERACTIVE PANEL: How Sports Federations Address the Innovation Issue

Moderated by Rene Wijlens

  • David Stickland, Managing Director, Global Dressage Analytics BV & Senior Research Physicist, CERN – (Data Analytics in the Equestrian Sport)
  • Philippe Rosier, Health & Performance Manager, RBFA (Royal Belgian Football Association)
  • Mark Dorlandt, Project Portfolio Manager Lifestyle I&T, Accell Group N.V
10:40 – 11:00
Morning Coffee Break & Networking
11:00 – 12:00
Sport Innovation & Matchmaking
Matchmaking
12:00 – 13:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL: Analysing the Impact of Public Private Partnerships and how these Shape the Future of Sport Business

Moderated by Alberto Bichi

  • Kristiina Jokelainen, Director of International Relations and S3 Implementation, Regional Council of Lapland
  • Nikos Pantalos, Policy Officer on Innovation and Clusters, European Commission
  • Marisa Fernandez Esteban, Deputy Head of Sport Unit, European Commission 
  • Hugo Alonso, Secretary General, ACES Europe
13:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:30
INTERACTIVE PANEL: Early Stage Innovation and Industry-Academia Collaboration

Moderated by Alberto Bichi

  • Paolo Bouquet, Associate Professor, University of Trento
  • Ada Ferri, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Heiki Hannola, Principal Lecturer, Lapland University of Applied Sciences
14:30 – 15:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL: What does a Startup Need to SUCCEED in the Sports Industry - Acceleration Strategies

Moderated by Marc van der Zande

  • Kristof De Mey, Sports Technology Innovation & Business Developer, Victoris Ghent University
  • John van der Laar, Managing Director, Cluster Sports & Technology
  • Michele Tosi, Director of Incubation & Startup Area, Trentino Sviluppo S.p.A. (SPIN Accelerator)


    15:00 – 15:30
    Stimulating a Healthy Active Lifestyle by Using Technology and Data for Innovation
    • Harmen Bijsterbosch, Managing Director, InnoSportLab Sport & Beweeg
    15:30 – 16:00
    Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking
    16:00 – 16:30
    Closing Remarks & End of Day Two of Conference
    The event agenda's time zone is CET.