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Sports Tech – a Swedish future industry

The entire sports industry is changing, from being a manufacturing industry to also being based on digital tools. A new sector has emerged, “sports tech”, which can be described as the intersection between sports and technology. It is a complex mix of solutions used, for example, to support elite players to perform at the highest level or for attendance management at football training. Does disruptive technology have the potential to revolutionize the entire sports sector?

In a new report “Swedish sports tech – Top three in Europe”, the authors describe the trends in Sports Tech, based on the latest research.

The webinar discusses:

  • How can sports-based entrepreneurship contribute to Swedish growth?
  • What are the success factors behind startup companies in sports tech?
  • What does the investment climate look like for the sports tech sector? What policy measures are needed to strengthen the sector

the webinar is held in Swedish!

The report is written by:

  • Stina Lundgren Högbom, fil. dr at KI, Global Relationship Manager at Health and Sports Technology Initiative, Blekinge
  • C. Mikael Mattsson, med. dr. at KI, digital health expert at RISE, project manager for the Health and Sports Technology Initiative, Blekinge, and founder Svexa
  • Benjamin Penkert, founder of SportsTechX

For more information and registration

Seminar – Swedish Network for Sports Tech and Analytics

Dalarna University together with KTH Royal Institute of Technology are happy to invite you to the third seminar 2021 for Swedish Network for Sports Tech and Analytics.


In Sweden, there are many institutions at leading universities that conduct research in different aspects of Sports Technology. The purpose of these seminars is for researchers to describe and translate their research into practically relevant knowledge for the Sports Industry. Through these seminars, we will start to intertwine the collective knowledge and build the Swedish Network for Sports Tech and Analytics.

Seminar programme:

17:00

Introduction and Welcome – Mikael Swarén

17:15

Head Impact Monitors – do they work and
how do we use them? (Mikael Swarén, Dalarna University)3

17:50

Leg stretch

17:55

Computer Models to Better Understand and Prevent Head Injuries in Sports. (Madeleine Fahlstedt, KTH)

18:30

Discussions in breakout-rooms

18:50

Wrap up and summary

The seminar will be held digitally. Sign up is mandatory.
Sign up here:
Swedish Network for Sports Tech and Analytics

Workshop – Lyft folkhälsan i Blekinge

Den passion som finns inom idrottsföreningar, hos dess aktiva och andra aktörer inom sport, hälsa och natur vill vi ta vara på för att skapa affärsnytta och folkhälsa inom regionen. Hur kan vi tillsammans utveckla och förstärka näringslivet i Blekinge med våra idéer.
Under denna workshop bjuds du in till att bli inspirerad av lyckade exempel på samarbeten mellan frilufts-, förenings- och näringsliv, få kunskap om vilket stöd som finns inom regionen för att skapa företag, samt testa på hur vi kan skapa nya spännande idéer som kan förvandlas till innovativa lösningar.

Måndag 8 november kl. 17∶00–18∶30 Evenemanget sker i hybrid form på BTH, Campus Karlshamn (Ateljén) eller digitalt. Anmälan: http://simplesignup.se/private_event/185043/df7143c840

Program för workshop

17:00

  • Health and Sports Technology Initiative (Martin Söderberg) hälsar välkomna
  • RF-SISU Blekinge (Mathias Roos) ”Hur den ideella föreningen kan stötta folkhälsan samtidigt som den hittar sin plats i det kommersiella samhället.”
  • Blekinge Arkipelag (Mattias Holmquist) ”Blekinge Arkipelag i navet mellan frilufts-, förenings- och näringsliv”
  • Olofströms kommun/Länsstyrelsen Blekinge (Daniel Ottosson) Sveriges Friluftskommun x 2 – vad betyder satsningar på friluftsliv för föreningsliv och företagande?
  • Blekinge Business Incubator (Anna Nyström) Innovation Office, BTH (Kennet Henningsson) Presentation av vilka stöd för affärsutveckling som finns i regionen.

18:00

  • Idégenerering i mindre grupper Anna Nyström från BBI och Kennet från BTH ger oss verktyg för att inspireras till nya idéer och sätt att tänka.

18:20

  • Återsamling och avslut.

Health & Sports Technology Initiative as Event network partner to Nordic Sports Innovation Summit

We are proud to be Event Network Partners of the first Nordic Sports Innovation Summit on the 26th of August 2021 in Odense, DK.

 
Co-organized and hosted by The Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at Syddansk Universitet – University of Southern Denmark and Sports Lab Copenhagen, the summit brings together academia, businesses, sports organisations, the public sector, and civil society for a day focused on innovation in sports rooted in the Nordic values. It will exemplify the Nordic approach to a healthy lifestyle and environmentally aware, well-integrated, inclusive, socially and physically active communities.
 
We have a great line-up of confirmed world-class keynote speakers and panellists, which will provide insights into the latest research, current state and future of sports innovation, as well as an innovation showcase area, where you will be able to experience cutting-edge technology.
 
Take-aways from the summit will be:
– The latest trends and innovations from inside the sports industry,
– Presentations of ideas utilizing cutting-edge knowledge and technology,
– Networking between trendsetters, influencers and the most innovative researchers and entrepreneurs in the sports industry.

More info and Register with the link in the comments

Link to add: www.nsisummit.dk

Mjällby AIF joins Sports Innovation Alliance

Mjällby AIF in the Swedihs national league in football has joined the international network of Sports Innovation Alliance.

The network is led by Real Sociedad’s Chief Innovation Officer Juan Iraola and the network today consists of approx. 20 clubs from all over the world but mostly from Europe and South America. Celtic, Wolverhampton, Cagliari, Real Sociedad are some of the clubs that are part of the network. The basic idea with SIA is to together find smart solutions in technology that help the business in 4 different areas, Arena – Market – Business system – Football. By creating a broad international network of contacts to find smart solutions for the different parts of football, SIA wants to drive this development with a focus on football.

Read more about SIA here: https://www.sportinnovationalliance.com

Fredrik Danielsson, club manager in Mjällby AIF:

– We have had a good dialogue with Juan and others active in the network and it feels fantastic fun as the only Swedish club to get the chance to be part of SIA. As they only take in one club from each country, it obviously feels extra fun that Mjällby AIF will be the club that gets the chance and it shows that our brand has also been strengthened on an international level. This will lead to us as a club being able to develop much faster in several areas and thus be able to strengthen our position in Swedish elite football. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Blekinge Institute of Technology and Martin Söderberg for their help in establishing contact.

Health & Sports Technology Initiative are very happy to have established the contact between Mjällby AIF and Sports Innovation Alliance (SIA)

Entreprenörsfrukost – Sports Tech

Health & Sports Technology Initiative tillsammans med samverkande parter bjuder in dig till Entreprenörsfrukost – Sports Tech.

Vi kommer få lyssna och inspireras av tre framgångsrika svenska Sports Tech företag och få höra deras resa med misslyckande, hinder samt succé och framgång!

Företagen som medverkar med sina resor är:

Composite talks by SWE-CIC

Every year there are new world records. Athletes cycle faster, jump higher and hit harder and more precise. Are we slowly becoming super humas? Or does the equipment we use enhance our performance? Andreas Martsman, co-founder and business developer at Oxeon will share his story about their material TexTreme and how they work with outperforming and innovative composites solutions.

What has the enhancement of the equipment meant for ice hockey? Warrior Sports are changing the game through fibre composites and Jonas Karlson will tell us their story.

Bicycles has evolved and new materials has lead to higher performance. Aerospace Engineer and former Bicycle R&D Manager Andrea Valenza will take us through a brief history and discuss the pros and cons of fiber composites in bike design.

Reserve your spot now!
Composite talks by SWE-CIC Get inspired by the dialog between designer, product developers and material producers. Listen to the people who is in the forefront of new materials that makes the impossible possible. Composite Talks by SWE-CIC is a webinar series that will inspire you and bring new insights.

sign up to participate https://sv-se.invajo.com/…/swecic/compositetalksbyswecic.2

Rayvon Fouché – Gamechanger, The Techno Scientific revolution in Sports

Health & Sports technology Initative hase invited the American professor and auothor Rayvon Fouché that will inspire us about sports tech from an equality and sustainability perspective.

Before Rayvon’s lecture there will be a panel discussion highlighting the same questions from a Swedish perspective.

19:00-19:30 Panel discussion about equality and sustainability from a Swedish  perspective

Stina Lundgren Högbom – Moderator

Katrine Marçal – Swedish writer and journalist, with a new book; Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men

Sofia B Karlsson – Swedish Sports Confederation. Expert in gender, equality and inclusion in sports

19:30-20:30 Lecture with Rayvon Fouche – Gamechanger, The Techno Scientific Revolution in Sports

Sign up for Rayvon Fouché – gamechanger, the Techno Scientific Revolution in Sports

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