On January 29, EPSI, the European Platform of Sport Innovation organised successfully Sport Project Lab, the first EPSI Brokerage event in 2020.
ACES Europe participated in the session and met with partners of EPSI with the purpose of joining common EU-funded projects.
Notably, ACES was represented by Maarten Gijssel, owner of the start-up Kinetic Analysis, who presented the Vitality App, an innovative project that will be developed through the network of ACES Europe with the purpose of promoting life quality with human motion data.
After a first introduction by EPSI Co-Executive Directors Alberto Bichi and Rene Wijlens, where they had the opportunity to present the European programmes (Erasmus+, COSME, Horizon2020 and LIFE) the first key note speech is made by Yves LeLostecque, Head of the Sport Unit at the European Commission: “Sport has increasing importance over the years and, at the same time, budget for the sport chapter within Erasmus+ increased, reaching more than 70 million € in 2020″ he said.
Following the deep overview of the EU programmes, implemented projects and useful guidance provided by experts on how to apply successfully for funding, the second part of the event included the presentation of project ideas about diverse sectors such as e-sports, sport and disabilities, alternative mobility, vitality cities, and so on.