11 winners of the Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium competition

By |2018-10-18T16:31:41+02:00October 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 [...]

Minsait is the new GSIC’s strategic partner

By |2018-10-31T18:18:07+02:00October 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+02:00October 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 [...]

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

By |2019-02-03T00:01:05+02:00September 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 [...]

Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium startup competition registration is open!

By |2018-07-13T09:13:31+02:00July 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+02:00June 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, [...]

UEFA CL Sports Innovation Final names the competition winning companies

By |2018-06-19T11:19:19+02:00June 19th, 2018|Startups|

UEFA CL Sports Innovation Final names the competition winning companies The dutch company SciSports was chosen as the Sports Innovation Final (SPIN) winner, a competition organized by Hype Foundation in Cardiff, when the Champions League final was taking place at the same time. This startup was chosen by a jury of experts that included Teresa Aguilar, CEO of Pivot Sport and member of the Board of Directors of the GSIC, along with representatives of organizations such as UEFA, Adidas and FC Barcelona, ​​among others. SciSports offers consulting and data intelligence services that provide football clubs with valuable information from country and player reports. The winning company has been highlighted among a total of ten finalists. The second prize of the competition was for Fanpictor, a company dedicated to the development of applications that boost the participation of fans during matches using their mobile phones to participate in contests or [...]

The WFSTARTCUP Challenge by GSIC winner is Thermohuman, an associate from GSIC

By |2018-06-19T11:18:08+02:00June 19th, 2018|Startups|

The WFSTARTCUP Challenge by GSIC winner is Thermohuman, an associate from GSIC This second edition of the StartCup Challenge, that took place in Madrid on 16th and 17th of October of 2017, was a perfect moment to meet the most innovative startups focused on the sports industry and also football organized by Global Sports Innovation Center and Word Football Summit. Almost 70 startups coming from 25 countries, applied to the contest in 2017 edition. The Spanish enterprise Thermohuman had a face to face with the other six finalists and has been chosen the WFStartCup Challenge by GSIC winner. Thermohuman developed an infrared thermography system applied to sports that helps to prevent injuries. Their pitch won the Expert Jury Prize, where the jury was composed by representatives from Pivot Sport, Seed & Click, Sport Investment Partner, Wayra Madrid, GSIC, LaLiga, Mediapro, Madrid Business Angels Network, 3vs Sports Investor [...]

FanWide wins Spalding & HYPE Foundation Global Sports Innovation

By |2018-06-19T11:16:32+02:00June 19th, 2018|Startups|

FanWide wins Spalding & HYPE Foundation Global Sports Innovation This international competition was organized by HYPE Sports Innovation, a global platform which facilitates connections and investments between the sports innovation ecosystem. The event took place in LA on February 15th of this year and it was focused in this edition on basketball innovation. The contest counted with the participation of 10 international companies who stood out among other hundreds of registered and who’s involved in the development of sports applied technologies. FanWide, the winner of the competition, is an American startup, which carries out the free platform for the organization of hangouts among sports fans so that they can enjoy several competitions together. On the other hand, sports teams and leagues can use the FanWide data platform to organize parties that strengthen the links and commitment to their fans.

NGAGE receives a special mention at the Euroleague Basketball Tech Challenge

By |2018-06-19T11:14:09+02:00June 19th, 2018|Startups|

NGAGE receives a special mention at the Euroleague Basketball Tech Challenge This frist edition of Tech Challenge Euroleague Basketball in collaboration with Universidad de La Salle – URL, brought together about 62 startups that applied to participate in the contest from 17 different countries. In the final of the competition that took place in Barcelona, ​​on March 23, only 9 companies had the opportunity to present their initiatives for the solution of the existing challenges within the professional sports industry or creation of new business opportunities and participation of the fans. Among them, our partners, the Israeli startup NGAGE,  who with their brilliant presentation and high level of motivation throughout the competition, got themselves a special mention that highlighted the commotion generated by this company in both, the organizers of the competition, as well as the members of the jury. The NGAGE project is a fan engagement platform [...]

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