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ThinkSport to galvanise innovation in sport with ground-breaking new international event: The SPOTThinkSport to galvanise innovation in sport with ground-breaking new international event: The SPOT

11.12.2017 ThinkSport to galvanise innovation in sport with ground-breaking new international event: The SPOT

Press Release 11 December 2017
Have you ever wondered what sport will look like in the future? How technology will change how sport is played, governed and even conceptualised? Look no further than The SPOT, a pioneering new event launched today by ThinkSport that aims to stimulate progress in sport by bringing together the brightest minds and freshest innovations inside and outside the industry.


Unlocking athletes’ potential the focus of upcoming coaching conferenceUnlocking athletes’ potential the focus of upcoming coaching conference

08.12.2017 Unlocking athletes’ potential the focus of upcoming coaching conference

Lausanne will host a Coaching Leadership Conference and Workshops for sport coaches, trainers, sport directors and other people working in youth sport who are keen to unlock the potential of their athletes, improve their performance and develop a winning team culture. Organised by the Coaching Network “Inside Game” from 1 to 2 February 2018 at the Swiss Tech Convention Centre, the conference will feature internationally renowned speakers with backgrounds in ...


International Federations meet École hôtelière de LausanneInternational Federations meet École hôtelière de Lausanne

01.12.2017 International Federations meet École hôtelière de Lausanne

The École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), one of the world’s leading hotel management schools, played host this week to representatives from eleven International Federations (IFs) who were keen to learn more about hospitality and protocol in sports event management. 

Facilitated by ThinkSport, the three-day workshop focused on areas critical to event delivery, including service excellence; the needs of internal & external clients; how to make a first impression at receptions and meetings; and diplomatic protocol


Right to Play urges everyone to get active for a good causeRight to Play urges everyone to get active for a good cause

27.11.2017 Right to Play urges everyone to get active for a good cause

Right to Play, an international organisation which helps underprivileged children around the world to fulfil their potential through play, has launched its “Be active and move the world” campaign. The initiative kicks off tomorrow, 28 November, on a global day of giving dubbed “#GivingTuesday”, and will run until 23 December 2017. Companies and sport lovers alike are encouraged to get active in any way, shape or form, and make a donation every time they get moving. Right to Play will devote the money raised to projects designed to allow disadvantaged children around the world to experience the power of sport and play.


Start-up Alogo Analysis among top finalists in the 2017 Mass Challenge SwitzerlandStart-up Alogo Analysis among top finalists in the 2017 Mass Challenge Switzerland

24.11.2017 Start-up Alogo Analysis among top finalists in the 2017 Mass Challenge Switzerland

Alogo Analysis, a provider for statistical data for equestrian sports, features among the “Silver Winners” of the 2017 Mass Challenge Switzerland. From an overall of 75 start-ups from different countries, the top finalists have been rewarded for their high-impact and high potential, as well as their progression through a dedicated four-month programme. Mass Challenge is an initiative implemented in different countries. Each year, the organisers hand out over $2M globally in equity-free cash prizes to start-ups with bright ideas. As a Silver Winner, Alogo Analysis will receive in-kind support that lets them stay and work free-of-charge at UniverCité in Renens until the next MassChallenge Switzerland edition.


eSports on your doorstepeSports on your doorstep

22.11.2017 eSports on your doorstep

eSports has been making a lot of headlines recently and its fast-growing popularity has been mind-blowing to many. If you are curious to experience eSports first hand, then do not miss the Baloise International Gaming Show, to be held at the Beaulieu Convention Centre in Lausanne on 24-26 November 2017.


Urban planning for sustainable health in focus of new conferenceUrban planning for sustainable health in focus of new conference

16.11.2017 Urban planning for sustainable health in focus of new conference

An exciting line-up of medical experts, specialists in urban planning, sports managers and academics will gather in Yverdon-les Bains, in the canton of Vaud, on 27 November 2017 to address the pressing topic of "Urban Planning for Sustainable Health". The event, organised jointly by the sports department of the city of Yverdon-les-Bains and the School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD), marks the first edition of the new conference series "Physical Activity - Innovation - Health".


Registration launched for International Sport Psychology Congress in LausanneRegistration launched for International Sport Psychology Congress in Lausanne

08.11.2017 Registration launched for International Sport Psychology Congress in Lausanne

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) will be hosting the 6th edition of the International Congress of Sport Psychology from 13 to 15 June 2018. Organised by the French Society of Sport Psychology (FSSP), the event will focus on the impact of sport psychology on physical, sports and artistic activities – in terms of improving individual performance as well as developing the person.


Brand new DeFROST project to use satellite snow detection for outdoors tourismBrand new DeFROST project to use satellite snow detection for outdoors tourism

31.10.2017 Brand new DeFROST project to use satellite snow detection for outdoors tourism

The Lausanne based start-up WeHike just announced the official launch of its DeFROST (Detailed and Fast Remote Observation of Snow for Tourism) project after having received a grant from the European Space Agency (ESA). The future system aims at using ESA’s satellites to provide fast and accurate data on snow cover over mountain trail networks, allowing tourists to better plan their next activity while helping the outdoors tourism industry adapt to climate change.


Get on your marks for the 2018 PERL AwardsGet on your marks for the 2018 PERL Awards

27.10.2017 Get on your marks for the 2018 PERL Awards

The call for nominations for next year’s PERL Awards, which recognise entrepreneurial activity, innovation and creativity with economic impact on the Lausanne region, is officially launched. Start-ups and established companies from the Lausanne region have until 12 January 2018 to apply with economically viable projects introducing new services, products or business models. ThinkSport encourages innovative minds and creative souls in the sports industry to come forward!


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