28 November 2022, Odense, Denmark

    Why attend ?






    Bringing together Academics, Startups and other sports sector professionals

    A day focused on innovation exploring the translational aspects of sports science and technology

    A forum to examine and discuss environmental, social, and economical sustainability in sports, and to explore the valuable collaboration in product development and design between sports professionals and researchers

    Summit take-aways

    Latest research, trends and innovations in sports and healthPresentations of projects and ideas using cutting-edge knowledge and technologyNewest design methods through hands-on workshops with European experts supporting your next breakthrough innovationNetworking, knowledge and experience sharing between corporates, entrepreneurs, sports organisations, sports science & innovation researchers, and other industry trendsetters

    2022 Program

    This year’s summit will specifically focus on social sustainability in sports through the lenses of physical activity, movement-based health, mental health, sports performance, and inclusion, as key levers of human development and wellbeing.We will thereby exemplify the Nordic approach to a healthy lifestyle underpinned by inclusive, and socially and physically active communities.

    9.00 – 9.30Coffee
    9.30 – 9.40Welcome by SDU (Lars Elbæk) and by Sports Lab Copenhagen (Carsten Couchouron)
    09:40 - 10:05Keynote: Mixed reality exergaming as fitness training in a fun and engaging way, and the research behind high-quality exergames (international speaker to be announced).
    10:05-10:30Keynote: New trends in sport and movement design – how movement and physical activity become an integrated element of the design process of sports and health products and services (speaker to be announced).
    10:30 - 11:00Coffee break & Networking
    11:00 - 12:30Workshop sessions: Developing concepts and product using movement-based design methods.
    Workshop 1: Physical activity and health in the workplaceWorkshop 2: Inclusion and accessibility to sports trainingWorkshop 3: Mental health as a driver of sports performance and wellbeingWorkshop 4: XR based exergaming as a new form of fitness training
    12:30 - 13:15Lunch & Networking
    13:15 - 14:00Knowledge sharing from the four workshops
    14:00 - 14:30Keynote: The interplay between physical activity, well-being, mental health, and human performance. (speaker to be announced)
    14:30 - 15:00Coffee break & Networking
    15:00 - 15:45Panel sessions
    Panel 1: Sports technology as an enabler of physical activity in the working environmentPanel 2: Technology supported adaptive training and social inclusion inphysical activityPanel 3: Human performance, mental health, and well-being – use of data in sports performancePanel 4: Trends in exergaming and digitally enhanced physical play
    15:45 - 16:25Introductory keynote: The future of research and innovation in sports tech- how will it change?Panel discussion: How knowledge and end-user insights shape tomorrow’s innovation in sports (speaker to be announced)
    16:25 - 16:30Closing note 
    16:30 - 17:00Networking 


    Showcase your sports & health related product or service and further develop it or come with your idea of a product or service for design maturation!

    Join a design workshop that will use the latest design methods to mature your product or service. Our expert partners in sports design and engineering from five different European universities will be facilitating the workshop using the latest knowledge in the areas of sports and movement design.A grand opportunity for start-ups, corporates, NGOs, other organisations, and university researchers from across the Nordics and beyond to give their products or movement-based projects an innovative boost!!

    If you are interested in a workshop with your products/solutions in complete focus, please contact Lars Elbæk: lelbaek@health.sdu.dk, +45 2140 1943.

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    Nordic Sports Innovation Summit is an event co-organised and hosted by the University of Southern Denmark’s Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics and Sports Lab Copenhagen.

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