About SportGSIC

Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) is based in Madrid and it’s a non-profit association that was powered by Microsoft Sport Team in May of 2015. The GSIC was born as a meeting point for all the economic sectors linked to sports (performance, health, fitness, fan engagement, IT, sporting goods, wearables, tourism, education…). We have become a global reference for the sports industry connecting solutions, needs, talent and opportunities. The purpose of the GSIC is to support sports companies and organizations in order to foster projects and activities that strengthen sports industry and also enable people to achieve a better quality of life, both through the experience of sport itself (professional and amateur) and as viewers. The Center represents a space where the experience ecosystem is developed, enabling innovation and the establishment of technologies in sports services, devices and venues. In the end we are helping our partners to create synergies and leverage opportunities. Our facilities also include a showroom area where the latest technology solutions and devices developed by our members are showcased.

GSIC introduces its own digital platform for the members

By |2019-04-01T15:20:37+02:00March 21st, 2019|Latest News|

On the past March 21st, during the 11th Networking session for its members, the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft, had officially introduced a brand new Members Area, an intranet, where all the Center’s members can get now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

11th Networking for GSIC Members

By |2019-03-03T21:12:23+02:00March 3rd, 2019|Latest News, Startups|

GSIC members will have a new opportunity to generate synergies in a new edition of the GSIC Networking Meetings, to be held on March 22, 2019, starting at 12:00 am at the headquarters of the Center (c / Goya, 90 - Madrid). The GSIC regularly organizes these types of meetings, which aim to facilitate mutual understanding. Through a very dynamic methodology of short interviews, all participants in these networking meetings have the opportunity to meet and become known among other partners with whom they can explore synergies and opportunities for collaboration. GSIC members settled outside Spain and unable to travel, will have the opportunity to send a presentation video that will be shown to the attendees or join by Skype. Let us know which way would suit you better. Also, we will offer you a short working session where our paetner Digital Branding Ltd who built our intranet, will share with you how to use it.

GSIC and Microsoft Ibérica organize a meeting between Spanish startups and Microsoft for Startups program

By |2019-03-14T12:22:10+02:00March 3rd, 2019|Latest News, Startups|

The third event of Microsoft for Startups Europe will take place on March 26 at the facilities of the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC). The GSIC organizes this session in Spain to offer an open space for dialogue, where Spanish startups can establish direct contact with European division of the program, as well as with the subsidiary Microsoft Ibérica, which also joins the call. Preceded only by Brussels and London, Madrid will become the meeting point between Spanish companies and the Microsoft program that was designed to support the development and growth of technology-based companies with B2B business models (business - to - business) and that are in the initial phase.

Sport Thinkers eSports – Announcing the winners

By |2019-03-05T14:32:25+02:00March 3rd, 2019|Latest News, Startups|

On February 1st and 4th, the finalists of Sport Thinkers eSports competition had presented their solutions online to Mediapro and the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) and after two intense days of online presentations, the winners of the call are: HERO, Brintia and TTSRTS from Argentina, Spain and Chile.

Have you met..? – Hector Prieto, CEO of YBVR

By |2019-03-03T18:47:10+02:00February 5th, 2019|Latest News, Noticias, Startups|

The company YBVR (Yerba Buena VR) joined the GSIC in April of 2018 and since that moment the US / Spanish startup has been making success wherever it went. They have collaborated with the Madrid Mutua Open, they won the Startcup Challenge 2018 (the startup competition that took place at the World Football Summit 2018), they have been winners of Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium and now they are planning a pilot with the Real Sociedad football club, and this January they have been at the Australian Open producing contents for exclusive virtual reality experiences in 360 live video. We interviewed Hector Prieto, the CEO of the company, while he was at the Australian Open. Hector shared details of the experience he was living during the days of the championship, as well as the history of the path he took along with his start-up towards Melbourne Park.

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