11 winners of the Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium competition

By |2018-10-18T16:31:41+00:00October 18th, 2018|Latest News, Startups|

11 winners of the Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium competition The first part of the final phase of the Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium competition that was organized by the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) in collaboration with the Real Sociedad S.A.D. and Microsoft, took place on October 8, 9 and 10. This competition for technology-based companies aims to carry out actions that will support the digital transformation of the Anoeta stadium that is currently under reconstruction. Iris Córdoba, the General Manager of the GSIC said that “We are very satisfied with the whole process of the call. It gave us the opportunity to meet more than 80 innovative companies that are developing solutions and services to support entities such as the Real Sociedad in its digital transformation processes. Now, 11 of them have the possibility of bringing their disruptive technologies in the Anoeta. 6 out [...]

Virtual Meeting GSIC Institute – October 10

By |2018-10-31T18:01:02+00:00October 10th, 2018|Latest News, Noticias|

Virtual Meeting GSIC Institute – October 10 On October 10, the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft held the virtual meeting on GSIC Institute to inform its partners about this new project that we are developing with the support of ESBS European Sports Business School and in which all our partners can participate actively. The GSIC Institute is a training center whose main objective is to facilitate the connection between supply and demand of education that currently exists in the sports industry. We are aware that in full digital transformation that all sectors are experiencing now, sports entities are submerged in the technological proposals that make them arrive every day different companies, but most of these entities do not have the ability to cover them for lack of time and professionals with digital knowledge. GSIC Institute will train current and future workers in the sector [...]

Minsait is the new GSIC’s strategic partner

By |2018-10-31T18:18:07+00:00October 10th, 2018|Latest News, Noticias, Startups|

Minsait is the new GSIC's strategic partner The company of Indra and the GSIC will collaborate in the development of solutions and services orientated to stimulating the digital transformation of the sports entities, and this way to give response to the new challenges of business in the sector. On October 10, the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) and Minsait, an Indra company, have formalized their strategic alliance, which will facilitate the development of mutual interests’ lines that will allow to develop solutions and disruptive services around Smart Sports. The main goal of this alliance is to stimulate the digital transformation of the sports entities in order to give response to the new challenges of the sector. The company of Indra joins the wide and inclusive international ecosystem of the GSIC composed by sport entities, entrepreneurs, businessmen, universities and institutions that, through the center, would [...]

25 finalists of the Sport Thinkers Smart Staduim are chosen

By |2018-10-18T15:57:48+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Latest News, Noticias, Startups|

25 finalists of the Sport Thinkers Smart Staduim are chosen The call for the Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium had finished on September 21 and the names of the 25 finalists of this competition organized by the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft in collaboration with the Real Sociedad S.A.D. and Microsoft are already known. This competition for technology-based companies aims to carry out actions that will support the digital transformation of the Anoeta stadium that is currently under reconstruction. The competition finalists come from 7 different countries: Australia, Spain, France, Finland, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, and they offer innovative technology solutions that can help Real Sociedad to connect even more with their fans and improve stadium security, as well as its sustainability. The technologies based on artificial intelligence, data analysis tools, live broadcasts, virtual reality and even robotics, are some of those that were chosen by [...]

New members – September 2018

By |2018-12-12T20:41:02+00:00September 30th, 2018|Latest News, Noticias|

New partners - September 2018 LID Helmet - LID Helmets is an urban bike helmet brand created for the modern urban commuter. Their mission is to transition society to a more sustainable future. They produce their products accordingly, so they’ve used recycled components for their helmets and packaging. In time, they aim to source every component in their products and packaging from sustainable materials. Stadion - Stadion offers a wide of products (CMS, OTT platform, data management, match day center) to help football clubs create and distrubte content on all platforms (web, mobile, TV) and social networks. Clariba - They provide industry-focused solutions for digital transformation, enterprise performance management, business intelligence and organizational alignment. Clariba delivers clarity, efficiency and competitive advantage to sports organizations worldwide. This company represents 25+ nationalities across its operations in Madrid and [...]

The winner of StartCup Challenge by GSIC is YBVR, partner of the Center

By |2019-02-03T00:01:05+00:00September 30th, 2018|Latest News, Noticias, Startups|

The winner of StartCup Challenge by GSIC is YBVR, partner of the Center! The US startup Yerbabuena Virtual Reality (YBVR), specialized in the broadcasting of sporting events in Virtual Reality, has been chosen as the winner of WFS StartCup by GSIC, the competition aimed at startups that support the presence of technology in the football industry or sports. Hector Prieto, the CEO of the company carried out a brilliant presentation which made the jury composed of 15 professionals from the sports industry vote almost unanimously for the innovative YBVR technology that allows the user to enjoy sports events in real time through of virtual reality glasses. “In YBVR we really thank GSIC for the opportunity of participate at the WFS Startcut competition. We are proud to be the winners, mainly looking to the other very solid technologies competing with us. We are impressed [...]

GSIC and ESBS are presenting the training center for digital transformation and entrepreneurship in sport

By |2018-09-30T18:27:44+00:00September 24th, 2018|Latest News, Noticias|

GSIC and ESBS are presenting the training center for digital transformation and entrepreneurship in sport The Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) and European Sport Business School (ESBS) have reached an agreement to run the GSIC Institute, a center with an aim to educate professionals and organizations in the area of digital transformation and entrepreneurship. The initiative was presented during the World Football Summit 2018 by the General Manager of the GSIC, Iris Córdoba and its Head of Business Development, Eduardo Plata. Both explained that in this first phase of the project, there will be two educational programs launched with a practical approach that include successful case studies and are offered in face-to-face and online modalities. In order to offer students a program of the highest quality that matches the reality of the sector they want to enter, or they are already a part of, [...]

Virtual Meeting – Professional Athlete’s Health, September 18th

By |2018-09-30T18:26:56+00:00September 18th, 2018|Latest News, Noticias|

Virtual Meeting – Professional Athlete’s Health, September 18th The health of the professional athlete is a maxim that is repeated in all sports. Nowadays, every athlete is required more. A higher level of effort, a higher level of training and competition has raised the levels of requirement to the maximum, both physiological and psychological capabilities of athletes. Therefore, the health of the athlete, the ability to stay active for more years and avoid injuries or recover from them as quickly as possible is an absolute priority. Our September Virtual Meeting was dedicated to the Prevention of injuries in professional sports, since technology is playing a role of high importance in this field and we find many aspects of applications, which coming from the health sector have been transferred to sport Exceptionally. On this occasion we counted with the participation of our partners IBV, Thermohuman, Zone 7 and [...]

Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium startup competition registration is open!

By |2018-07-13T09:13:31+00:00July 12th, 2018|Latest News, Startups|

Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium startup competition registration is open! 11 companies that develop solutions applied to Smart Stadium will be chosen in mid-October to start the week of immersion with Real Sociedad de Fútbol and the Sport Thinkers acceleration program designed by the GSIC. The start of the competition registration process was announced on July 11 at the Real Sociedad de Fútbol sports facilities in Zubieta by Iris Córdoba, the general director of the GSIC. The presentation ceremony was also attended by Jokin Aperribay, president of the Royal Society, Sebastián Lancestremère, general director of Microsoft Sports, and Markel Olano, deputy general of Gipuzkoa. In addition, representatives of the university world have attended the event, such as the University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV / EHU), the School of Engineers of the University of Navarra Tecnum and the University of Deusto, as well as companies and [...]

Microsoft Sports, GSIC and Real Sociedad collaborate to bring Anoeta closer to the Smart Stadium concept

By |2018-07-23T09:43:41+00:00June 26th, 2018|Latest News, Startups|

Microsoft Sports, Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft and Real Sociedad collaborate to bring Anoeta closer to the Smart Stadium concept Microsoft Sports and the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) have reached an agreement with Real Sociedad de Fútbol S.A.D to launch a technology based startup acceleration program that will help the club that plays in the Spanish First Division, to improve the facilities of the stadium through a program that enhances innovation through solutions with remarkable solutions to transform their fan’s experience. The Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium program, designed by GSIC, will help the Real Sociedad, a partner of the Center, to work on the main aspects that Microsoft Sports takes into account when developing Smart Venues projects. Regarding this, there are four dimensions from which these projects are covered: The design should revolve around the safety and comfort of the users, [...]

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