Nordic Sports Innovation Summit

  • Elbæk, L. (Arrangør)
  • Carsten Couchouron (Arrangør)

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Nordic Sports Innovation Summit is an event co-organised and hosted by the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and Sports Lab Copenhagen (SLC) and will take place on 26 August 2021 on the premises of the university in Odense, Denmark.

The summit brings together academia, businesses, sports organisations, the public sector and civil society, for a day focused on innovation in sports rooted in the Nordic values. It will exemplify the Nordic approach to a healthy lifestyle and environmentally aware, well-integrated, inclusive, socially and physically active communities.

The 2021 edition of the summit, which also marks the 50th anniversary of the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics will more specifically focus on innovation in the areas of football, and on sports innovation that brings about social and environmental benefits.

The aim of The Sports Innovation Summit 2021 is to disseminate latest trends, research, projects and innovations in those areas and to provide a platform for networking, knowledge exchange and sharing of business experiences between corporates, start-ups, sports organisations, sports science, and innovation researchers and students.

Sports innovation and the sports industry altogether have evolved rapidly over the last decade:

Many start-ups are being established in the sports performance, health, and physical activity domains,
Research and higher education in sports innovation have proven themselves in the fields of outdoor facilities, digitally augmented movement, social services, interaction design, game concepts, and many artefacts promoting inclusive sport,
Management of sports organisations, venues, scouting and recruitment activities have evolved as core areas of business development in sport and health,
Football has shown to be one of the frontrunners in data-driven performance enhancement as well as data-driven development of sports management.
As the sports industry and sports research are becoming increasingly interdependent drivers of an ambitious and healthy development of innovation in sports, we offer this unique opportunity of getting together to shape the future of sports innovation.

Take-aways from the summit will be:

The latest trends and innovations from inside the sports industry,
Presentations of ideas utilizing cutting-edge knowledge and technology,
Networking between trendsetters, influencers and the most innovative researchers and entrepreneurs in the sports industry.
Periode26. aug. 2021
Grad af anerkendelseInternational


  • Sports innovation
  • Sportsindustri