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ISPO: “Sports Consumers No Longer Inhabit Silos”ISPO: “Sports Consumers No Longer Inhabit Silos”

iWorkinSport launches innovative digital postgraduate admissions fairiWorkinSport launches innovative digital postgraduate admissions fair

City of Lausanne invites local companies to join in YOG 2020 experienceCity of Lausanne invites local companies to join in YOG 2020 experience

Indoor Skydiving: “Being A Sport Will Help Us Grow As A Business”Indoor Skydiving: “Being A Sport Will Help Us Grow As A Business”

08.11.2019 Indoor Skydiving: “Being A Sport Will Help Us Grow As A Business”

Thought Leader Profile of Simon Ward, CEO of iFLY​

“We live in an experiential age. What people experience, they want to experience further.”

That observation by Simon Ward, who heads iFLY, the world’s biggest group in the indoor skydiving business, goes a long way to summing up the continuing transformation of the sport and leisure sector. 


New SPOBI App to motivate sports enthusiastsNew SPOBI App to motivate sports enthusiasts

24.10.2019 New SPOBI App to motivate sports enthusiasts

​A new, free App by SPOBI (Sports Being Intelligent) aims to support the sporting spirit of grassroots athletes, teams, sports clubs and coaches by covering their practical needs and pushing their motivation. SPOBI is a sport-tech and marketing company and also a member of ThinkSport.


UEFA signs three start-ups as part of innovation driveUEFA signs three start-ups as part of innovation drive

21.10.2019 UEFA signs three start-ups as part of innovation drive

As part of its commitment to using technology and innovation to stay ahead of the game and following the recent Start-Up Challenge, launched by UEFA's Innovation Hub in partnership with ThinkSport, three start-ups have been given the opportunity to see how they can help European football's governing body shape the future of football.


Sportradar acquires OptimaSportradar acquires Optima

16.10.2019 Sportradar acquires Optima

A major provider of sports data and content based in Switzerland, Sportradar announced last week that it has acquired the award-winning omnichannel sports betting and gaming platform Optima, effective immediately.


New university certificate on the Regulation of Global Sport (CAS ReGS)New university certificate on the Regulation of Global Sport (CAS ReGS)

15.10.2019 New university certificate on the Regulation of Global Sport (CAS ReGS)

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) is offering a new Certificate of Advanced Studies on the Regulation of Global Sport (CAS ReGS) course, starting in February 2020. The global sports ecosystem is becoming increasingly complex and requires an in-depth understanding of both its legal and geopolitical dimensions and its inherent multi-faceted challenges. 


Nominations open for 2020 PERL AwardsNominations open for 2020 PERL Awards

Startup corner: get to know Archinisis!Startup corner: get to know Archinisis!

08.10.2019 Startup corner: get to know Archinisis!

Involved in a startup and need some inspiration on how to grow your business faster? Then check out this clip about ThinkSport member and startup Archinisis, which specialises in video and sensor-based sport performance analysis, all with a view to optimising athlete training. Archinisis software records and analyses every move athletes make in sports such as cross-country and alpine skiing. This young company presented its innovative products at the first and second editions of THE SPOT. 


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