ThinkSport will present the Innovation Booster – Sport & Physical Activity at the upcoming Swiss Innovation Forum, organised by NZZ Connect on 30 November in Basel, Switzerland. The event brings together motivated start-ups, courageous idea generators and committed investors to drive the Swiss innovation landscape forward. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related opportunities and risks will be high on this year’s agenda. In addition, the Forum will feature the Swiss Technology Awards.
Can you believe how quickly this year has flown? The past 12 months are filled with fond memories - the 5th edition of our flagship event, THE SPOT, many thrilling challenges, new ventures and collaborations, as well as fresh ideas and insights - we are reluctant to kiss 2023 goodbye without a proper celebration.
In pursuit of their shared dream, three students in mechanical engineering at EPFL teamed up in 2016 to start looking into building the fastest sailing boat in the world. Their aim: design a boat capable of sailing at 80 knots (150km/h) solely powered by wind, capable of breaking the existing world sailing speed record of 65 knots (121.21km/h), accomplished in 2012. And guess what? Now, they are nearly there…
10.10.2023 2023 Sport Innovation Challenge tackles the potential organisation of the Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland
More than 200 curious and innovative minds gathered last weekend in Lausanne to kick off together the 2023 Sport Innovation Challenge, organised jointly by ThinkSport and Swiss University Sports, in partnership with Swiss Olympic. The crowd included 48 teams of students, ready to work on ideas for the potential organisation of the Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland as of 2030.
It’s three weeks to go to the third sports management conference on 26 October in Magglingen, which aims to provide a bilingual platform (German and French) for the exchange of knowledge between experts from various areas of sport, companies and start-ups. This year’s theme is: "Knowledge transfer in sports management - How can a sports organisation benefit from entrepreneurship, innovative business models and new inventions?"
Excellent panellists from wide-ranging specialist backgrounds and an engaged audience were the key ingredients for an informed debate on the sensitive topic of “gender-based violence in sport” at last week’s Sport Future Rendez-Vous.
26.09.2023 Open Call for applications: Unlocking the True Power of Web3 - Transforming Sport Data and Analytics market into a Collaborative Economy
Sport tech experts, sport organisations and other interested parties are invited to apply now for participation in the dedicated Innovation Booster “Web3 for Sport Data”. The booster aims at leveraging Web3 technology and its new paradigms to transform the sport data and analytics industry into a data supply chain economy. The first physical meeting to ideate, explore and contextualise this innovation challenge will take place on 29 November 2023 in Bern from 9:00 to 17:00.
The General Assembly of ThinkSport convened last week to take some important decisions for the association’s way forward. Members discussed the global vision of ThinkSport for the years to come as well as the related strategy necessary to achieve its objectives. The ultimate goal is to keep adding value to the unique sports ecosystem in the region and beyond. The revamped vision and strategy, to be published by the end of this year, will take into account latest developments, needs and trends of the sports- and related sectors.
Last week, UEFA launched Champions Innovate, a new start-up challenge catalysing innovation around the UEFA Champions League Final taking place next year in London. The aim: involve fans as active contributors in enhancing the social and environmental impact of the event and in leaving a lasting positive impact on the Host City.
20.09.2023 In conversation with Dr. Lombe Mwambwa | Speaker on gender-based violence in sport at Sport Future Rendez-Vous 2023
The 2023 edition of Sport Future Rendez-Vous on 28 September in Lausanne will bring together several experts who will address the pressing topic of gender-based violence in sport from different angles. One of them will be Dr. Lombe Mwambwa, Research Director at the Lausanne based Global Observatory for Gender Equality & Sport. We sat down with Lombe to get some of her views ahead of the event.