This year’s conference of the European Association for Sport Management (EASM) will bring together sport managers and renowned researchers to address recent challenges in the context of globalisation and professionalisation of sport.
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Two Lausanne based start-ups recently joined forces to transport human movement in all its dynamic range to virtual worlds: MindMaze, a company building next-generation human-machine interactions through neuro-virtual and augmented reality (AR) technology, announced a strategic investment to acquire Gait Up, makers of clinical-grade motion algorithms used in healthcare and by elite athletics. The investment pairs Gait Up’s miniaturised motion measurement and analysis technology and team with MindMaze’s neurotechnology platform to bring advanced movement classification and analysis to enhance human performance.
Next month, Montreux will host the first ever acrobatic sports event which will feature hundreds of the world’s best acrobats in more than 30 disciplines in one place. MONTREUX ACROBATIES will take place from 23 to 24 September 2017 and visitors will see spectacular performances in gymnastics, freestyle, air, water, martial arts, dance and circus – all downtown from the Eurotel to the Market Square. The public will also be invited to test their own acrobatic skills on various occasions!
In line with ThinkSport’s ambition to act as a one-stop-shop for any professional looking for information and expertise in the sport sector, thinksport.org also provides a dedicated section with respective job opportunities. Currently the platform features more than 80 sports-related jobs across Switzerland, posted by national and international players from the different sectors within ThinkSport’s ecosystem, including the IOC, FIFA, UEFA, the Swiss Federal Office of Sports, Swiss Ice Hockey, WHO, AISTS, Infront, The North Face, Athleticum and Sportradar to name just a few.
iSportconnect, in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and ThinkSport, will be staging the inaugural Directors’ Summit at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne on 27 September 2017.
IMD, one of the world’s best business schools based in Lausanne also offers its wealth of expertise to the sports industry. Recently, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially contracted IMD and its Global Board Centre to undertake research into good governance at the IOC itself. In the light of the continuing evolution of good governance practice, the IMD research resulted in a set of recommendations presented to the IOC Executive Board last week and published here.
Switzerland’s best drone pilots, scientists at the forefront of drone research and the greatest specialists of the field will gather at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) from 1 to 3 September 2017 for the first-ever EPFL Drone Days.
This week, Athletissima, one of the major events of Lausanne’s summer season, will gather some of the world’s best athletics stars. The elite sport competition will be held on 6 July 2017 and is part of the Diamond League, a series of the most prestigious international athletics events. This year, the Olympic Capital will welcome 26 world and Olympic champions and four of the 17 events - 400m men, 800m women, 400m hurdles women and high jump - of the main programme will feature the top-3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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23.06.2017 Get to know innovative start-ups in the region: Sensiwall’s technology takes athletes to the next level
The latest edition of the Global Innovation Index, published last week by Cornell University, business school INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), ranked Switzerland the most innovative country for the seventh consecutive year. In the past years, it has scored particularly high in knowledge and technology output, an area also leveraged by sport stakeholders.