What is the Sportinnovator program?
The program Sportinnovator is performed by ZonMw on behalf of the Topteam Sport. The Top Team Sport is an initiative of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. The aim of Sportinnovator is to increase the return on knowledge and innovation in sports. In addition to science and sports, the business community and authorities are also explicitly involved. By stimulating this cooperation, new sports innovations come into being.
Sportinnovator centers are meeting and breeding grounds where researchers, entrepreneurs, governments and sports organizations work together on a structural basis on innovations that contribute to more and better performances in top sport, a higher participation in sport and/or an active lifestyle. At the moment there are 18 Sportinnovator centers in the Netherlands. The website sportinnovator.nl informs about innovations in sport and lets parties share data and find each other in the Sport Data Valley.