·        number of participants: consortium of 5 partners

·        role of the organisation: project partner

·        short description and activities: SmartSports4GoodLife is a project co-financed by the European Commission COSME Program under the European Strategic Sports Clusters Partnership, which focuses on the need to jointly face the European sports industry challenges for the next years.

SmartSports4GoodLife continues the cooperation and collaboration among European sports

clusters to provide and create new business opportunities for SMEs and strengthen clusters

management capabilities to transfer knowledge to SMEs. The project is aimed to foster SMEs competitiveness by exploiting cross-sectorial synergies and developing innovative products and services related to technology, energy, tourism and health, with the ultimate goal to address the main challenges the sector is facing in Europe and advance in the digitalisation process, sustainability and the promotion of circular economy and low carbon solutions.

These aims will be achieved through the engagement of SMEs and stakeholders in webinars

and workshops on relevant strategic issues for the sports sector, but particularly in the ClusterXChange program, which involves visits to other sports SMEs and stakeholders, B2B,

matchmaking and networking events at regional and European levels.

The alliance is made up of five European partners (INDESCAT from Catalonia, Spain; Cluster

Montagne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France; Cluster Sports and Technology , the Netherlands; MSE Cluster, Hungary; and European Platform for Sport Innovation - EPSI, Belgium), and has 8 strategic objectives to fulfil:

-        Create a common strategy to face global sports industry challenges

-        Improve SMEs competitiveness and innovation capacity

-        Promote business opportunities and new Cooperation Agreements among SMEs

-        Facilitate the exchanges of knowledge, experiences and best practices among SMEs and clusters

-        Strengthen the collaboration among clusters and SMEs

-        Establish alliances between clusters and their SMEs across varied sports sector value chains

-        Improve and strengthen clusters management capabilities and skills towards excellence to

-        provide better services to SMEs

-        Enhance the positioning of clusters for industry competitiveness and interregional

cooperation

·        duration: 2 years (February 2020 – January 2022)Smart Sports 4 Good Life (COSME)
•        number of participants: consortium of 5 partners
•        role of the organisation: project partner
•        short description and activities: SmartSports4GoodLife is a project co-financed by the European Commission COSME Program under the European Strategic Sports Clusters Partnership, which focuses on the need to jointly face the European sports industry challenges for the next years.
SmartSports4GoodLife continues the cooperation and collaboration among European sports
clusters to provide and create new business opportunities for SMEs and strengthen clusters
management capabilities to transfer knowledge to SMEs. The project is aimed to foster SMEs competitiveness by exploiting cross-sectorial synergies and developing innovative products and services related to technology, energy, tourism and health, with the ultimate goal to address the main challenges the sector is facing in Europe and advance in the digitalisation process, sustainability and the promotion of circular economy and low carbon solutions.
These aims will be achieved through the engagement of SMEs and stakeholders in webinars
and workshops on relevant strategic issues for the sports sector, but particularly in the ClusterXChange program, which involves visits to other sports SMEs and stakeholders, B2B,
matchmaking and networking events at regional and European levels.
The alliance is made up of five European partners (INDESCAT from Catalonia, Spain; Cluster
Montagne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France; Cluster Sports and Technology , the Netherlands; MSE Cluster, Hungary; and European Platform for Sport Innovation - EPSI, Belgium), and has 8 strategic objectives to fulfil:
-        Create a common strategy to face global sports industry challenges
-        Improve SMEs competitiveness and innovation capacity
-        Promote business opportunities and new Cooperation Agreements among SMEs
-        Facilitate the exchanges of knowledge, experiences and best practices among SMEs and clusters
-        Strengthen the collaboration among clusters and SMEs
-        Establish alliances between clusters and their SMEs across varied sports sector value chains
-        Improve and strengthen clusters management capabilities and skills towards excellence to
-        provide better services to SMEs
-        Enhance the positioning of clusters for industry competitiveness and interregional
cooperation
•        duration: 2 years (February 2020 – January 2022)