Rene Wijlens, Sports & Technology moderator at ISN Conference

Rene Wijlens, Manager at Sports & Technology, will be moderator of on the session on Sports and Technology at the ISN Conference. 

Rene WijlensAbout Rene Wijlens
René Wijlens has ample experience in the area of sports, technology and innovation, starting from TNO in 1989. From 2000-2007 He was manager TNO Sport and as such responsible for:

  • the strategic collaboration TNO- NOC*NSF in 2002 resulting in the program “Innovation for Gold”,
  • the formulation of the foundation Sports & Technology in Brainport Eindhoven in 2004 (
  • the development of the field lab concept for innovation in sports.
  • founder of InnoSportNL (, (2006-2008) an independent foundation aimed at the stimulation of sports innovation in the Netherlands.
  • co-ordinator of the ( project (2005-2008), forming the basis of a European network of companies and knowledge organisations on sports innovation.
  • All these initiatives aimed at the strengthening of the collaboration between sports, industry and knowledge organisations.

From 2008-2011 René has been the director of NHB Deurne, the National Equestrian Education and Knowledge Organisation. Since 2010 René is executive director of EPSI and since 2012 he owns his own company and is active as cluster manager of Sports and Technology.

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