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Haven’t heard about the NTN Innovation Booster – Sport & Physical Activity, yet, or want to learn more about it? Then check out our new clip about this exciting initiative, powered by Innosuisse, which aims to make Switzerland THE place for innovation in sport. In less than a minute you can discover details about the goals, areas to be addressed, who will be part of it, the process, the team behind it and, most importantly, how to get involved.
The topic of this year’s Sport Future Rendez-Vous will be the economic model of Swiss and European professional football in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place physically on 29 September 2021 in Lausanne (subject to health-related restrictions). Jointly organised by the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and ThinkSport, the annual event features expert discussions on pressing topics in sport.
09.07.2021 The Global Observatory for Women, Sport, Physical Education and Physical Activity establishes in Lausanne
The Canton of Vaud, the City of Lausanne and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) have been appointed by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) to ensure the creation of the Global Observatory for Women, Sport, Physical Education and Physical Activity (hereafter: The Global Observatory).
The first edition of the Tech Tour Sports Programme, designed for early-stage tech startups looking for Seed, Series A & B investments, and keen to improve their strategy, will take place between September and November 2021.
The pioneering programme will gather the best game-changers in sports at an inspiring onsite event in Lausanne on 27 October, providing additional networking opportunities along with the online sessions and activities it presents.
29.06.2021 Open Call for NTN Innovation Booster on Concussion | Wanted: Researchers, start-ups and experts
Following a successful first kick-off meeting of the NTN Innovation Booster on Concussion in Sport on 15 June, the second ideation session dedicated to this important topic is scheduled for 20 July in Lausanne. In focus: the feasibility of and technical requirements for the initial ideas explored on preventing and assessing concussions in ice hockey.
Digital simulations are used across many industries to test innovative solutions before developing product prototypes, and sport is no exception. The Geneva based company DAES, which stands for “Development of Advanced Engineering Solutions” has been working with the watch, mobility, energy and medical sectors for more than ten years and 98 per cent of their solutions rely on simulation. About a year ago the company, which was set up by three engineers striving to help deliver products for the benefit of society, started to work with the sports industry.
03.06.2021 Toon In! Michael Payne publishes unofficial and entirely unsanctioned Olympic history book
Michael Payne, former Director of the IOC and longtime Olympic commentator, today published “Toon In!” a uniquely insightful book, which uses captivating cartoons to help reveal the extraordinary story behind the modern Olympic Games. A collector of Olympic political cartoons, Michael Payne has pulled together more than 1,200 Olympic-themed cartoons, accompanied by a personal 100,000-word commentary, to produce a one-of-a-kind, 500 page, very large coffee table book.