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The SPOT to boost start-ups in sports industryThe SPOT to boost start-ups in sports industry

In Conversation with Kim BlairIn Conversation with Kim Blair

05.02.2018 In Conversation with Kim Blair

The SPOT – meet the guest speakers!
Senior Manager at Exponent, Inc. and former MIT Sports Innovation Programme founder Kim Blair in interview with iSportconnect, sharing his ideas about the highs and hiccups of innovative technologies in sport, how sports organisations adapt to new trends and the significance of health promotion.


The SPOT hits the mark with exceptional list of speakers and innovative programmeThe SPOT hits the mark with exceptional list of speakers and innovative programme

30.01.2018 The SPOT hits the mark with exceptional list of speakers and innovative programme

PRESS RELEASE: 30 January 2018

What do the Founding Director of the Sports Innovation Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Global Head of Research at Nielsen Sports and a former Director for Federal Cybersecurity Policy on the White House National Security Council have in common? Answer: They will all be guest speakers at the first edition of The SPOT, which will take place on 15-16 May 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland.


African Football Confederation to work with Lausanne start-upAfrican Football Confederation to work with Lausanne start-up

26.01.2018 African Football Confederation to work with Lausanne start-up

Advanced Sport Instrument (ASI), a Lausanne based start-up, recently announced that its performance tracking solution FieldWiz will be used by the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) to boost its qualified national teams for the FIFA World Cup 2018 and beyond. ASI will deliver their services to the national teams of Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia.


EPFL Innovation Park launches new entrepreneurship training programmeEPFL Innovation Park launches new entrepreneurship training programme

18.01.2018 EPFL Innovation Park launches new entrepreneurship training programme

“Fast Track” is the name of the new entrepreneurship training programme just launched by EPFL Innovation Park and tailored to start-ups in the fields of technology and/or innovation and young SMEs (Small or Medium Enterprises). Participants will benefit from a hand-picked team of trainers, 1-1 coaching, learning experiences from peers and the EPFL Innovation Park ecosystem.


2018 edition of SportCity to focus on Sport 2.02018 edition of SportCity to focus on Sport 2.0

11.01.2018 2018 edition of SportCity to focus on Sport 2.0

Under the overarching theme of “Sport 2.0”, new technologies, commercial opportunities and best practices in the sports sector will be discussed at the fifth edition of SportCity, a biannual congress in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The event will be held from 6 to 7 March 2018 in the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne and gather more than 400 professionals during plenary sessions, round tables and workshops. The conference language will be French.


University of Lausanne offers leadership course to sport executivesUniversity of Lausanne offers leadership course to sport executives

18.12.2017 University of Lausanne offers leadership course to sport executives

Lausanne and its surrounding region is a true hub for sports organisations. After a successful first edition last year, the University of Lausanne (UNIL) offers again a training course “Leadership and Management in Sport”, in order to leverage this unique concentration of people working in or with sport and responding to requirements in a competitive environment. The programme is tailored for managers and leaders in sport administration who are keen to stay up to date about the latest evolutions in the sports industry, learn about new management methods, adapt their leadership style and build teams within their organisations.


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


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