Below you can find the program of the Sports Innovation Conference that took place on March 08, 2016, at Thomas More in Turnhout, Belgium.

09.00 10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 11:00
Welcome by moderator Pieter Hermans, Matchmaker for Innovators, Jakajima
Official opening by Els van Weert, Regional director, Thomas More Kempen, More information
Keynote: Steve Fox, Sr. Director, Microsoft, about “From App to Stadium: Digitizing a Global Sports Fan Experience”, More information
Keynote: Wim Lagae, Associate Professor of Sports Marketing, University of Leuven, about “The transformation of sports sponsorship”, More information
11:00 11.30 Break / Visit exhibition
11.30 12:30
Alberto Bichi, Executive Director of European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI) and Secretary General of FESI, about “The future of innovation in the sport section”, More information
Martin Hedal, Project Manager, The Danish Institute for Sports Studies, about “Sports Innovation in Denmark”, More information
12:30 13:30 Lunch break / Visit exhibition
13:30 15:00
 Room A Room B
Breakout Session 1 Workshop 1 about StartUps in Sport, ‘powered by Sport’, moderated by Arno Hermans, More information
Lieven De Maesschalck, Coördinator, Mobilab, about “Technology and care: the impact of use of exoskeleton for patients”, More information
Marcel van der Kuil, Sports & Health Tech Entrepreneur, about “Trends and best practices in Sports and Health Tech”, More information
Marie Sjölinder, PhD, Senior researcher, SICS Swedish ICT, about “Monitoring movements – using sensor solutions for different purposes and in different contexts”, More information
Fernando Sousa, Co-founder/Board Member, Videobserver, about “Expanding the use of Performance Video & Data”, More information
Stefan Verheyen, Projectcoördinator recreative Football, & Jeroen Vanderputte, Social Club Developer, Flemish Football Association, about “A life long football: sports technical and social innovation”, More information Tom Peeters, Marketing Manager, RS Print™ Powered by Materialise, about “Yours Truly? The mass customization of sporting goods through additive manufacturing”, More information
15:00 15:30 Coffee break / Visit exhibition
15:30 16.30
 Room A Room B
Break-out Session 2 Workshop 2 about StartUps in Sport, ‘powered by Sport
Jelle Reichert, Director, JOHAN Sports, about “JOHAN: elite wearable technology for all teams”, More information Marc Sarens, Founder, Wackitball, about “Wackitball: Urban Racket Sport”, More information
Jan-Willem de Koster, Innovation Manager, SAP, about “An inspiration journey how to boast sports with BIG data”, More information
Michel van Dooren, Director Sales & Marketing,  AAA-LUX, about “Sports accelerates our business”, More information
16:30 18:00 Networking reception with drinks and snacks




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