23 Nov NEOM Announces the Winners of NEOM Sports Open Innovation Program
Madrid, Spain – November 23, 2023 – It is with immense pleasure and pride that we announce the winners of the NEOM Sports Open Innovation Program. After an intense and competitive process, we have selected five companies that exemplify innovation, creativity, and the potential to revolutionize the sports industry.
Meet Our Winners:
- Weavair (Singapore) – Pioneering environmental data analytics to enhance the adventure sports experience.
- RespoVision (Poland) – Using AI & Computer Vision to capture detailed 3D positional data of players and the ball in sporting events.
- 3D Digital Venue (Spain) – Providing virtual mapping solutions for physical sports venues.
- Enara (Saudi Arabia)- Revolutionizing safety, sustainability, and aesthetics across urban environments with photoluminescent technology.
- ThermoHuman (Spain) – Implementing thermal imaging to prevent sports injuries before they happen.
A Journey of Innovation and Collaboration
Each of these winners will now embark on a journey of collaboration and growth with NEOM and GSIC. The prizes include an immersive experience at NEOM, participation in an exclusive industry event, a GSIC membership, and a substantial financial award. We believe that these companies will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the sports industry. Their innovative solutions and technologies align perfectly with our vision of creating a sustainable, tech-driven sports ecosystem.
A Special Thank You
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all participants who submitted their projects. Your passion and dedication to innovation in sports technology have truly impressed us. While not every project could be selected, your contributions have been invaluable.
We are excited to see how these winning innovations will be integrated into NEOM’s vision of creating a new future for sports, driven by technology and human ingenuity. Stay tuned for updates on their progress and the impact of their groundbreaking work in the sports industry.
Once again, congratulations to 3D Digital Venue, Enara, RespoVision, Thermohuman, and WeavAir!
For further details about the NEOM Sports Open Innovation Challenge and the finalists, please visit https://neom.sport-gsic.com/
About GSIC powered by Microsoft
The Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) is a non-profit association that works from the philosophy of a business cluster. GSIC was promoted by the Microsoft team in 2015 and brings together all kinds of sports entities (clubs, federations, associations), institutions, technology companies (from startups to companies), research organizations, investors, and key figures in the sports industry. to improve your value chain. We focus our activities and services on 7 main axes: entrepreneurship, networking, applied research, showcase, Microsoft Partners Solutions, digital transformation consulting, and Sports for Good. More than 500 companies from 51 different countries have already received support from GSIC through different activities, as well as its ambassadors and network of professionals from the sports industry.
More info: http://sport-gsic.com/
NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and a vision of what a New Future might look like. It is a region in northwest Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea being built from the ground up as a living laboratory where entrepreneurship will chart the course for this New Future. It will be a destination and a home for people who dream big and want to be part of building a new model for exceptional livability, creating thriving businesses, and reinventing environmental conservation.
NEOM will include hyperconnected, cognitive cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and companies will come to research, incubate and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in groundbreaking ways. Residents of NEOM will embody an international ethos and embrace a culture of exploration, risk-taking, and diversity.