The 2019 edition of THE SPOT will feature an adrenalinic startup battle with Trentino Sviluppo as a member of the jury
The Spot is the leading international conference on sport and innovation organized by ThinkSport the first network that brings together the variety of sports-related expertise and excellence in Lausanne, the olymic city.
From 28 to 29 may an italian sport-tech representative will be in Svitzerland for TheSpot2019 under the guidance of Trentino Sviluppo, the official coordinator for “The House of Italy”, the national stand whose aim is to promote the "Made in Italy" brand and to raise the profile of the partner involved.
The leading role within the international sport-tech environment is closely connected with the the development of what is called the “Trentino’s sport-innovation system”. The region of Trento, with its wonderful locations for winter and summer sports and its commitment to innovation has been active for years in promoting initiatives and activities related to sport-tech capable of spreading the benefits to all sections of society.
What to expect from THE SPOT: Check out the Internation Startup Battle
The two days in Switzerland will be the opportunity to meet many European sport-related organisations and projects around sport and innovation themes.
THE SPOT will feature a Marketplace and Demo Zone, where participants will be able to present and discover brand new products and solutions with changing stands every day; a conference programme in untraditional format; and numerous networking opportunities.
One of the biggest hit in the 2018 edition of The Spot was The start-up battle and in the 2019 edition the competition will be even harder. Operated by Venturelab, the battle will feature 40 pre-selected young companies which will go toe-to-toe during four different rounds on the first day. Each session will spawn one winner who will then move on to the final, to be held on the second day. The jury will be made up of experts from the academic, business and sports world and Trentino Sviluppo will be one of them. The incentives for the competing young entrepreneurs include prestige, prize money and potential collaboration opportunities with the Award Partners.
A separate discovery battle will offer a platform for early stage start-ups to pitch their innovative ideas in front of experts.
Learn more about the winners of last year’s start-up battle and their feedback here.
Meet the italian team
House of Italy will be home for 20 subjects between companies, marketing agency and research centers.
- We will share the stand with institutional partner such as Edmund Mach Foundation, CeRiSM and Scuola dello Sport CONI (The Italian National Olympic Comittee).
- The italian sport-tech market will be represented by Ambinskis (skis - www.ambinskis.com), Bikertop (sustainable mobility - http://www.bikertop.com), DMS Snow (winter's helmets - www.dmd.eu), Gboard (electric scooter - www.gboard.it), Orwell (virtual reality - www.orwell-vr.com), Snowfoot (moutain mobility solutions - www.snowfoot.eu), Vitalini Sport (performance skywear - www.pietrovitalini.it), Wearit (smart products for sport - www.wearit.net).
- Here are the list of our sport agency: Awe Sport (https://awe-sports.com), Dolomeet ( www.dolomeet.com), Partners4Innovation (P4i) - www.digital360.it/p4i), Nielsen Sports Italia ( https://nielsensports.com/it/), Spacesports, Sportsuite (www.sportsuite.it), Sport-dots (www.sport-dots.com), Wylab - (www.wylab.net).