Inno4Sports Summary Report has been released! Find more here below:

Inno4sport Summary Report

The Interreg Europe project Inno4Sports brings together five regions (Hajdú-Bihar (HU), Lapland (FI), Lodzkie Region (PL), South Netherlands (NL) and Valencian Region (ES)) that all share the ambition to address a common objective, namely to strengthen the regional innovation ecosystems on sports & vitality based on market chances, social trends and business opportunities. The project started in 2018 and is now in the second phase.

In the first phase the participating regions have learned from each other’s approaches, activities and good practices and from there developed regional action plans. In the second phase of the project, each region is implementing its regional action plan. Besides the implementation of the action plans, 2 extra activities have started within the second phase:

1. 3 Regions (Lapland region, South Netherlands and Valencia region started a pilot action on the use of data in innovation activities for the sports & vitality domains.

2. All project partners have adopted an extra activity to exchange Good Practices on how to deal with the challenges and new realities on innovation in sports & vitality that emerged because of the Covid pandemic.

This report describes activities in the pilot action in Phase 2, namely the introduction of the Good Practise of the South Netherlands region on data driven innovation (DDI) as an example on how this approach can stimulate innovation activities in the field of sports and vitality. It is a deliverable of the pilot action in Phase 2 of the project, but all project partners are invited to read this report, as it might stimulate them to come to new initiatives. In this the focus is on how to use public data to find new innovation opportunities to stimulate citizens to a more active and healthier lifestyle. This creates not only an economical but also societal impact, which is in particular relevant in this post-pandemic area.