High-tech factory of Adidas brings back production to Germany

High-tech factory of Adidas brings back production to Germany. Behind closed doors in the Bavarian town of Ansbach a new factory is taking shape. That it will use robots and novel production techniques such as additive manufacturing (known as 3D printing) is not surprising for Germany, which has maintained its manufacturing base through innovative engineering. What is unique about this factory is that it will not be making cars, aircraft or electronics but trainers and other sports shoes—an $80bn-a-year industry that has been offshored largely to China, Indonesia and Vietnam. By bringing production home, this factory is out to reinvent an industry. Continue reading “High-tech factory of Adidas brings back production to Germany”

Sport eXperience Eindhoven is nominated “Most promising concept of 2017” by Nyenrode Business School

Sport eXperience Eindhoven

Sport eXperience Eindhoven has been nominated ” Most promising concept of 2017 ” by Nyenrode Business School (Alumni VCV). We try to end in the top5 ranking and every supporting public vote is welcome! if you have 10 seconds time, help us, cast your vote in the facebook poll:

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You don’t need to provide any personal information!. Please share this message with your friends/business relations so we can reach more entrepreneurs. Sport eXperience is the first independent Sports Accelerator in Europe and will continue to support entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups in 2017 with their business innovation and international growth ambition. Continue reading “Sport eXperience Eindhoven is nominated “Most promising concept of 2017” by Nyenrode Business School”

Nike creates world’s first touch-sensitive LCD basketball court (Video)

touch-sensitive LCD basketball court

Nike creates world’s first touch-sensitive LCD basketball court. As part of his visit to China this summer, global basketball superstar Kobe Bryant was in Shanghai to open the House of Mamba (named after Bryant’s nickname), the world’s first touch-sensitive LCD basketball court.  The court has been built for training sessions, and it has the ability to track each player’s progress as he or she moves around the court. Continue reading “Nike creates world’s first touch-sensitive LCD basketball court (Video)”

“Transforming Grassroots Sport with Technology”– Presented by Freddy Culazzo, MyLocalPitch

Freddy Culazzo

“Transforming Grassroots Sport with Technology”– Presented by Freddy Culazzo, MyLocalPitch at The Sports Innovation Conference, took place on March 08, 2016, at Thomas More in Turnhout, Belgium.

In the same way technology has revolutionized the hotel, taxi and many other industries, it is beginning to help improve access to grassroots sports. This presentation will focus on some of the changes we are seeing in the Sports industry, and how technology can enable a transformation in grassroots sport. Continue reading ““Transforming Grassroots Sport with Technology”– Presented by Freddy Culazzo, MyLocalPitch”

Phits helps athletes recover from injury by using custom 3D printed insoles

3D printed insoles

Phits helps athletes recover from their injury by using Custom 3D printed insoles. Runners Service Lab, a Belgian footwear retailer, has shed some light on the customization process behind Phits Insoles, a range of 3D printed footwear products made by associate company RS scan and 3D printing giant Materialise. Twelve athletes used the 3D printed insoles at the Rio Olympics.

Since 1980, Belgian footwear retailer Runners Service Lab has advised athletes, professional and amateur, on selecting the perfect running shoe in order to maximize performance and minimize the risk of injury. Following the widespread adoption of 3D printing, the established retailer now has a new product on offer: Phits Insoles, a range of 3D printed insoles and orthotics designed by RS scan, a sister company of Runners Service Lab, and Materialise, the Belgian 3D printing company. Continue reading “Phits helps athletes recover from injury by using custom 3D printed insoles”

“Sport as Business: Implications of Recent and Future Innovations for Management” – Presented by Wim Naude, Maastricht School of Management

Wim Naudé

“Sport as Business: Implications of Recent and Future Innovations for Management” – Presented by Prof. Dr. Wim Naudé, Maastricht School of Management, at Sports Innovation Conference, Nov 24, 2016, at Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid in Madrid, Spain.

Sport is a large and growing business, and increasingly subject to the impacts of technological innovations, in particularly in robotics, nanotechnology, big data, automation, and the internet of things. These innovations not only open up new possibilities for physical performance, but also for new business models – which may ultimately change the nature of how sport as commodity. This lecture discusses these and draws out some implications for management and policy makers. Continue reading ““Sport as Business: Implications of Recent and Future Innovations for Management” – Presented by Wim Naude, Maastricht School of Management”

“Smart garments: From technology to application” – Presented by Helen Kardan, Holst Centre

Helen Kardan

“Smart garments: From technology to application” – Presented by Helen Kardan, Holst Centre/ TNO, at Sports Innovation Conference, November 24, at Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid in Madrid, Spain.

Today’s world is full of intelligent electronic devices built on conventional printed circuit boards. Making these systems flexible, stretchable or formable opens up the possibility of embedding various functionalities directly into clothing and on our bodies. Continue reading ““Smart garments: From technology to application” – Presented by Helen Kardan, Holst Centre”