ThinkSport is a non-profit association that brings together different sectors and stakeholders involved with sport and physical activity – across Switzerland and internationally. This B2B sport and innovation network aims to drive progress in sport by facilitating creative thinking, new partnerships, innovative projects and knowledge sharing.
The Lausanne based universities EPFL and UNIL are both very active in the fields of sport and physical activity. Over 40 EPFL labs have gotten involved in sports-related research, connecting technology to sport beyond performance. EPFL’s main focus is on the five pillars of quantified self, next-generation equipment, motion and position measurement, data analysis and spectator experience.
UNIL has a dedicated sport science institute and has become a recognised centre of excellence for education, training and pure and applied research in this field. In addition, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Sports Research at UNIL brings together over 120 researchers from the university’s seven faculties. Together, EPFL and UNIL are running the “Sports Universitaires”, an innovative competence centre which helps to strengthen the links between research, teaching and sports practice.