The Spot To Launch Sport Innovation Hub
By Taruka Srivastav | May 28, 2019
The Spot has unveiled its Sport Innovation Hub, which will be officially supported by Eurovision Sport, Nagra Kudelski, SwissTiming and UEFA.
The aim of the new Hub is to complement The Spot by offering a permanent, strong platform for sport and innovation in the region. It has been jointly created by the Canton of Vaud, the City of Lausanne, ThinkSport, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), UNIL and the Smart Move academic network.
Philippe Leuba, State Councillor and Head of the Department of Economy, Innovation and Sport (DEIS) of the Canton of Vaud said: “This hub will provide incubation and accelerator programmes for start-ups. It will also serve as think tank for our sport and innovation community. It will foster collaboration, facilitate the initiation of new projects and offer educational programmes where needed.”
François Bussy, vice rector for research and international relations at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) said: “UNIL, EPFL and the many other academic institutions in our region generate a considerable number of start-ups as spin-offs. Many of them will be part of the Sport Innovation Hub, they will feed it and help to make it evolve.”