International congress on sports innovation and technology in Turnhout, Belgium

On March 08, 2016, The Sports Innovation Conference will take place at Thomas More in Turnhout, Belgium.

The conference covers a variety of topics related to sports technology, including wearables, big data, and a key note detailing how Microsoft is working with some of the world’s top brands to digitize and transform the global sports industry.

Who will be there to present and what will they speak about?

In the morning, Steve Fox from Microsoft Services will talk about the hyper-sophisticated training centre of Real Madrid. Wim Lagae, professor of sports marketing at the KU Leuven, will explain in detail the success of the Red Devils campaign. Alberto Bichi, the director of EPSI (European Platform for Sports Innovation), and Martin Hedal of the Danish Institute of Sports Studies are also among the main speakers.

In the afternoon, there is a choice of interesting workshops: about start-ups in sports, about Mobilab, the expertise centre of Thomas More, about trends and best practices in sports and health tech, video analysis of sports competitions (Videobserver), 3D-printed insoles (Phits Insoles), movement trackers (Johan Sports), wackitball. Jan-Willem de Koster from SAP will be talking about the use of big data in sports, there is a workshop about special LED lighting during sports competitions, the Flemish football federation will share its experiences in the area of social innovation with football for deprived neighbourhoods, and much more.

The complete programme and more information are available at:

International Sports Innovation Conference; Tuesday, 8 March 2016 (9:30 AM – 6 PM), Thomas More Turnhout, Campus Blairon, 800 – 2300 Turnhout Belgium