Sport Tech Match 2017

Sport Technology Matchmaking at the Grand Départ Düsseldorf

Enterprise Europe Network invites you to the SportTechMatch 2017, an international matchmaking event that will be organised on 30 June 2017 in the wake of the start of the Tour de France (‘Grand Départ’) in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Tour de France is the biggest annual sports event in the world and it combines tradition with the latest innovations in several areas. The event will comprise a SportTechMatch conference, business meetings and a company mission on the day before. The intention will be to establish international partnerships between companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as between companies, researchers and technologists.
Partner regions are: Netherlands, Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia.

SportTechMatch business meetings

The conference will be followed by a business meeting event organised by the Enterprise Europe Network. Companies, researchers and technologists will be offered a chance to meet potential foreign partners active in the field of cycling and other sports technologies. In pre-arranged face-to-face meetings they will have a chance to establish profitable new cooperation opportunities in business, technology transfer and research & development. Participants will have the opportunity to publish cooperation profiles on this website and to send and receive cooperation requests. On the basis of accepted requests b2b meetings will be scheduled which will take place on June 30th.


Main topics

  • Sport&Innovation
  • Sport&Health - Health conditions, performance testing and monitoring
    (measurements, sensors, etc.); functional food and drink technology
  • Sport&ICT - ICT solutions and media, simulation technology
  • Sport&Materials - Advanced materials for sports equipment, clothes and footwear

Why to participate?

  • Expand your international sports network
  • Meet potential business partners in a short time
  • Choose your meetings in advance
  • Transfer of knowledge and technology

Targeted participants

  • Companies
  • Universities
  • Research institutes

The number of participants is limited! Registration is mandatory.


Side events:

  • Company mission Enterprise Europe Network
    The day before the matchmaking event we offer a company mission. Purpose of this mission is to show highlights of sports related technology in North Rhine-Westphalia and establish international collaborations.
  • Reception offered by the Flanders Investment & Trade and the Representation of Flanders in Germany (upon invitation only)
  • Photo Exhibition "Myth Tour de France"

  • Optional: Team presentation of the 2017 Tour de France at the Burgplatz




Main Organisers



closed since 30 Jun 2017
Registration 1 Jan – 30 Jun
Meeting Selection 1 Apr – 28 Jun
Event 29 Jun – 30 Jun
Language English
Costs Free of charge - Registration is mandatory
Venue NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 89
Meetings 101
Belgium 15
France 9
Germany 44
Netherlands 29
Russian Federation 1
Spain 1
Sweden 1
United Arab Emirates 1
United Kingdom 2
Total 103
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