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SmartSports4GoodLife

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Acronym: 
SmartSports4GoodLife
Name: 
Smart and sustainable Sports Products and Services for the promotion of Healthy Lifestyles
Start of Partnership: 
Monday, 3 February, 2020
Partnership duration
24
Number of partners
5
Number of planned Exchanges
50
Partnership's Origin
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Partnership Objectives: 

SmartSports4GoodLife is a project co-financed by the European Commission COSME Program under the European Strategic Sports Clusters Partnership, which focuses on the need to jointly face the European sports industry challenges for the next years.

 

SmartSports4GoodLife continues the cooperation and collaboration among European sports clusters to provide and create new business opportunities for SMEs and strengthen clusters management capabilities to transfer knowledge to SMEs. The project is aimed to foster SMEs competitiveness by exploiting cross-sectorial synergies and developing innovative products and services related to technology, energy, tourism and health, with the ultimate goal to address the main challenges the sector is facing in Europe and advance in the digitalisation process, sustainability and the promotion of circular economy and low carbon solutions.

 

These aims will be achieved through the engagement of SMEs and stakeholders in webinars and workshops on relevant strategic issues for the sports sector, but particularly in the ClusterXChange program, which involves visits to other sports SMEs and stakeholders, B2B, matchmaking and networking events at regional and European levels.

 

The alliance is made up of five European partners (INDESCAT from Catalonia, Spain; Cluster Montagne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France; Cluster Sports & Technology, the Netherlands; MSE Cluster, Hungary), and European Platform for Sport Innovation - EPSI, Belgium). 

S3 EU priority areas: 
Technology Fields: 
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Sectoral Industries: 
Results expected: 
  • A common strategy to face global sports industry challenges
  • The improvement of SMEs competitiveness and innovation capacity
  • Business opportunities and new Cooperation Agreements among SMEs
  • Exchanges of knowledge, experiences and best practices among SMEs and clusters
  • Collaboration among clusters and SMEs
  • Alliances between clusters and their SMEs across varied sports sector value chains
  • Improvement of clusters management capabilities and skills towards excellence to provide better services to SMEs
  • Enhancement of the positioning of clusters for industry competitiveness and interregional cooperation

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
MSE Hungarian Sport and Lifestyle Development ClusterCo. Business Services

Health information management, Sports and Leisure

Creative, cultural arts & entertainment:Sports activities, Public health and securityPublic health and well-being
Hungary Észak-Alföld 31 24
Sports&Technology Business Services, Recreational and Small Electric Goods

Sports and Leisure

Creative, cultural arts & entertainment:Sports activities, Digital Agendae-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)

Creative Industries, Medical Devices
Netherlands Noord-Brabant 150 130
European Platform for Sport Innovation Education and Knowledge Creation, Textile Manufacturing

Creative products, Sports and Leisure

Creative, cultural arts & entertainment:Sports activities, ServicesScientific research & development
Belgium Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest 23 5
INDESCAT- Catalan Sports Cluster Business Services

Sports and Leisure

Creative, cultural arts & entertainment:Sports activities

Creative Industries, Experience Industries
Spain Cataluña 80 50
Cluster Montagne Hospitality and Tourism

Sports and Leisure

Creative, cultural arts & entertainment:Amusement & recreation activities, Creative, cultural arts & entertainment:Sports activities

Creative Industries, Experience Industries
France Rhône-Alpes 230 168