Inno4sports Guidelines Document has been released! Find out more here below:

Inno4sports Guidelines Document

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 an introduction on the legal aspects on data driven innovation (DDI). 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 helps understand what are the possibilities but also the limitations on the use of (public and private) data in innovation activities. GDPR regulations have been implemented in the EU society for the past years. It is important to understand the background and the purpose of these regulations in order to understand its implications in data driven innovation (DDI). It does not mean that the use of public data in new innovation opportunities is prohibited, but certain procedures need to be followed in order to comply with the regulations and, more important, to protect citizens against abuse of their own information.

We therefore invite you to take good notice of the content of this report.