Newsletter – April 2022

Newsletter – April 2022

GSIC Newsletter №73 – April 2022
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How to use Video Tracking and Analysis to Improve Sports Performance
May 10
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Presentation of White Paper "Sustainability as a paradigm shift"
May 18
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Digital fan engagement, with a focus on monetisation and data generation
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The deadline for registration in Andorra Sports Startups Challenge is extended till May 6
Andorra Research & Innovation, Andorra Business and the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC), with the support of SPSG Consulting, are joining forces to identify the most disruptive solutions and the latest technologies worldwide through a startup competition in the following areas:
  • Improvement of safety and accessibility for cyclists’ routes.
  • Improvement of sustainability and social impact in sports events organized in the country.
  • Improvement of fan and consumer engagement and experience with NFTs, fan tokens and metaverse for sports events organized in the country (before, during and after the event).
  • Improvement of educational methods through gamification platforms.
  • Compilation, visualization, and analysis of data in order to create a 360º profile of the users and tourists visiting Andorra.

Up to 10 projects/startups will be selected as finalists to pitch at an online event, where 1 of them will be selected as winner and there will be 2 special mentions.
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GSIC makes and agreement with the Football Development in Ukraine Fund, official partner of Ukrainian Association of Football
The GSIC deeply touched by the current situation desilvelving in Ukraine sinde February 24 of this year.
We want to express our support to all the Ukrainians on the sports industry and in the world, and to use th power of our network to provide help, because the core of ur philosopphy has alvays been collaboration and team work, where everyone is helping each other in order to become stronger and grow together.
With this aim, we have established an agrement with the charity fund «Football Development in Ukraine» in order to help Ukrainian people, and specially childeren, through several initiatives.
We ecourage all our members, collaborators, partners, experts, and all the sports tech ecosystem that had been following us for the past 8 years to join us and contribute to this cause.
Have you met…
…Jorge Coll? – Education as a key to professionalization of the sports industry
Jorge Coll is a professional in sports and training, expert advisor in sports events, marketing and sports sponsorships. Director of sports projects and teacher at universities in Spain and France.
With more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur in sports and training projects in Spain, France, Brazil, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, China, Sweden, Guatemala and Costa Rica. Director of university, face-to-face and online educational products in sports and sports management for Valencia CF, Juan Carlos Ferrero Equelite Sport Academy, FEDDI (Spanish Sports Federation for people with Intellectual Disabilities), Levante UD, CV Tennis Federation, CV Judo Federation , Pitu Losada Padel Academy and for business schools such as Inede Business School and AMOS Sport Business School.
This month we interviewed Jorge to learn more about the importance of education in the sports industry, what professions, knowledge and skills are requered on the sports tech martket today and what is new in the collaboration between ESBS and the GSIC.
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For startups
Microsoft for Startups is now more accessible than ever
Now, any founder interested in the program can sign up directly on the website, which means you no longer need to keep track of your referral code or URL. When founders click on your referral URL, they will automatically be redirected to the official Microsoft for Startups website where they can register their interest.
What does this mean for startups that are already in the Microsoft for Startups program?

Startups already in the program have received direct communication regarding Founders Hub and how they will be able to access its benefits. The program experience for startups currently enrolled remains unchanged; they will be migrated to Founders Hub gradually and will be supported closely by our team.

Enroll and develop at your own pace with up to $350,000 in benefits. Build and iterate on your product with exactly what you need, when you need it including:
  • Up to $150,000 in Azure credits
  • Free access to trusted development tools including GitHub
  • Free collaboration tools including Microsoft Teams

A full list of FAQs is available on the website to address any additional questions you may have.
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Activity GSIC Global
Members Solutions Showcase – Changing the ways of content creation, distribution and consumption
The sports industry is a massive moneymaker around the world.

Dedicated fans of football, soccer, baseball, basketball, and other games are eager and hungry for content that will satisfy their sports cravings.
That’s why, on April 20 we invited our members to Members Solutions Showcase where we will meet Changing the ways of content creation, distribution, and consumption and see different ways of doing it.
Innovation Days – FIBA 3X3
Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft in collaboration with FIBA 3X3, have organized in April two Innovatin Days.
The first meeting had place on April 21, and 8 of our members had a chance to present their solutions in "New revenue streams and fan zone experience".
On April 26, seven members of GSIC presented during the online session their solutions applied to "Social Networks and Media".
With GSIC support, FIBA is looking for innovative solutions for their digital and onsite events, including fan zone activations for sponsors in their FIBA 3X3 events (urban style events for families, tourists in the host city), innovative solutions that can improve their sustainability (diversity, inclusion, reduce the carbon footprint, etc) and solutions for their social networks and media.
There will be one more session with FIBA 3X3 on Sustainability and Social Impact.
Innovation Days – One Siliat Singapore and Sailing Singapore
On April 18 and 19, the GSIC held 2 online sessions, one for One Silat Singapore, and another for Sailing Singpore, where our members showcased solutions that
can support these federations in "Capturing of Movements" and "Immersive experiences for spectators" challenges.
Other activities
University of Central Florida students visit GSIC for an Inspiration session, learning about sports tech ecosystem
GSIC's DT Advisory Services Director, Guillermo Marin have participated in SMASH, event organized by city of Lahti
Next Industry Events
MARCA Business Forum – May 17, Spain
At the MARCA BUSINESS FORUM, which will be held on May 17 in Beatriz Auditorium in Madrid, you will learn about the main trends of sportainment, delving into fan engagement, monetization or NFTs and Tokens in sports.
From the hand of the best speakers in the industry you will be able to gauge the potential of sport in Spain for investors and analyze success stories in the field of environmental and social sustainability while expanding your networking.
More info
New Members
Members News
Sceenic is one of the UK's most innovative media technology firms
Our member Sceenic is included to the MediaTech 50 – UK’s most innovative media technology creators for 2022
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Fanprime is a winner of Reimagine Football 2022
The GSIC members was selected by Royal Netherlands Football Association KNVB, the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam, UEFA, City Football Group, and AFC Ajax as a winner of Reimagine Football 2022 open innovation challenge.
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Clupik and Seyu announce partnership
Both members of GSIC will joine forces to take their revolutionizing sports technologies to the next level, to bring sports fans and athletes closer than ever before.
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GSIC APAC is growing
The GSIC is continuing to work on its expansion to Asia. New members are joining the center each month to add value to the ecosystem and to open new opportunities for our members on other continents.
APAC Activity
GSIC in Asia-Pacific Sports Tech Report by SportstechX
Group of Taiwanese companies visit GSIC APAC sharing their innovations in metaverse and Esports
Students Institute of Technology Education of Singapore visit GSI APAC to learn more about innovaiton in sport
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APAC Members News
FanPlay IoT partners with Chennai Super Kings
FanPlay IoT will be the “Official Smart Fan Gear Partner” of Chennai Super Kings from IPL 2022, offering smart merchandise that will bring Fans closer to the Yellove Team.
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Winner: Liga BBVA Bancomer plays along TikTok Jump and succeeds in the game with Low-Code Technology
LigaMX experienced a popularity boom a few years ago with the arrival of the LIGA BBVA Bancomer App, going from 0 to 10 million users in a very short time. Today, the Liga (League) takes another leap forward as it becomes the first application in LATAM to include the Jump functionality in TikTok.
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GameDay partner with Tenpin Bowling Australia
GameDay are pleased to have partnered with Tenpin Bowling Australia as we look to support the registration process for their national junior programme, Bowl Patrol.
Providing one seamless solution that searches all available Bowl Patrol programmes Australia-wide, we will help provide a simple, streamlined, and high-speed solution to the Tenpin Bowling Australia end-user's experience during the registration process.
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Visit our showroom in Singapore!
Would you like to meet our GSIC APAC team as well as our offices?

You can now request a visit to the GSIC Singapore facilities through our website!


📍 6 Stadium Walk, #01-05, Singapore

Get ready to explore synergies and business opportunities in the global sports industry!
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