Sport Tech Match 2017



Thursday, 29 June 2017


11.00 - 16.00

Company mission

18.45 - 21.00

Reception offered by the Flanders Investment & Trade and the Representation of Flanders in Germany at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf (upon invitation only)


The sporting part of the Grand Départ kicks off with the presentation of the teams on Thursday at 18 o’clock (currently scheduled time) at the Burgplatz in Düsseldorf


Friday, 30 June 2017


09.30 - 10.00


10.00 - 11.10

Plenary session

Dr. Bernd Janson, ZENIT GmbH: Welcome speech

Prof. Dr. Holger Krakowski-Roosen, Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt: "Innovations in sports - all new or just an old hat", Germany

Rik van de Wiel, Holst Centre: "You win the Tour in bed", Belgium/Netherlands

Dr. Tim Kidd, DSM Dyneema: "Dyneema for Comfort, Performance & Protection in Cycling", Netherlands

Bert Celis, Flanders Bike Valley: "Bike Valley as global cycling ecosystem", Belgium

11.10 - 11.25

Networking break

11.25 - 13.00

Presentation of innovative companies and projects

FLAM3D (Kris Binon): "Affordable custom-made Bike through 3D Printing", Belgium

Rein4ced (Niels De Greef): "The road to safe carbon bicycles", Belgium

ROSE Bikes GmbH (Thorsten Heckrath-Rose): "Digitization of a costumer journey when buying a bike", Germany

STATS Analytics Deutschland GmbH (Gijs Beenker): "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – the future of Sports performance Analysis", Germany

GeoMobile GmbH (Jochen Meis): "Safety4Bikes - Impact of sensor-based assistance systems", Germany

RS Print (Tom Peeters): "Phits 3D printed insoles, adding new dimensions to mass customization in sports medicine and performance gear", Belgium

Creazi Sportivo (Roel Beems, Bart de Wert): "Carver, the crosstrainer as a", Netherlands

Uscoutfor (Kevin Vink, Martijn Brouns): "Uscoutfor your fully automated live sports production", Netherlands

Innovationsmanufaktur GmbH (Lena Zeitzen): "Innovation networks and examples of holistic innovation projects in sports", Germany

DSP Valley/Flanders Bike Valley (Bert Celis): "Smart Bike, innovating by bringing cycling and electronics companies together", Belgium

Sports & Technology (Marc van der Zande): "EU4Sports cluster alliance project - supporting SMEs to do business abroad", Netherlands

13.00 - 14.00

Networking lunch

14.00 - 15.45


Matchmaking Session / Meet the start-ups

The place for businesses, researchers and technologists to meet potential foreign partners in pre-arranged face-to-face meetings in order to establish profitable new cooperation opportunities in business, technology transfer and research & development. Organised by Enterprise Europe Network.


SportTechMatch Innovation Prize award


Get-together with network drinks

(sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Düsseldorf)



Visit the photo exhibition "Myth Tour de France" 

 Moderation: Dr. Bernd Janson, ZENIT GmbH



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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