Newsletter – March 2020

Newsletter – March 2020

GSIC – Adapt, Recover and Accelerate

The COVID-19 crisis might be forcing our industry into important changes and it’s been 3 weeks of working from home for the GSIC team. In this time, we managed to re-adapt all our activities to 100% online modality using Microsoft Teams tool.

It was very important for us to stay close now more than ever to our members and offer them our support in this difficult situation. For that purpose, we launched a special initiative for solutions that can help the sports industry approach this crisis. We also collaborated with European Commission to get our startups and SMEs with technologies and innovations that could help in treating, testing, monitoring or other aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak to apply urgently to the next round of funding from the European Innovation Council.

Now, in the past 7 days, we managed to carry out 5 events open to all the ecosystems where we gathered over 600 unique attendees.

Thanks to all our speakers for participating and to all the attendees who connected and interacted in all the sessions.

We’ll continue preparing more interesting content for the sports tech community in order to support all its elements in times of crisis because only together we can stand it!

In this edition of our newsletter, we are featuring all the news from our members that they have shared with us as a way of supporting all their activities in these difficult times.

Upcoming events
VM – Smart devices performance –
April 8, 17:00
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SIDT Online Forum – Tennis – April 27, 15:00
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VM – Blockchain technology disrupting sports industry- April 23, 16:00
Register
Stay United! – Speciall call for startups and tech companies to face COVID-19

On March 19, GSIC has launched a special startup call to its members’ network in order to gather the initiatives that can help sports entities to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak crisis.

Whether those solutions are to help people to stay active and workout at home during this quarantine, engage with the fans when all sporting events have been canceled or even detect and prevent the further spread of the virus.
 
With this initiative, we will promote our members’ solutions, offering them directly to all sports organizations we are working with, and sharing this initiative with different media, national and international.

In the following days, we will release a special communication announcing those solutions.

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the sports industry – March 27

Over these past weeks, many industry events were canceled or postponed, competitions suspended or re-scheduled, leagues and clubs announcing important numbers of revenue losses. As well as many startups and tech companies had to find new ways to adapt their business models and strategies to survive in this difficult period.

Nevertheless, many could manage to reinvent themselves and resist this crisis, many have come up together to face it. We have seen a bunch of great initiatives rising across the sports industry and on Friday, March 27 we brought up an open discussion about everything that’s going on right now in the world and how it is affecting our industry.

We gathered a panel of industry experts, Chris Robb, Author, International Keynote Speaker, Advisor, and author of Mass ParticipationMarcus John, CEO of Sports Capital AdvisorsAndrew Griffiths, Founder at Andrew Griffiths Enterprises, to discuss the overall picture of the impact the COVID/19 crisis is producing on the sports industry, as well as to analyze in detail the losses and the opportunities that sports entities and startups can find in this new scenario.

GSIC members can watch the recording on this session in our private members’ area.

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The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the sports industry – LATAM Edition – March 30
On March 30 we held another conference to talk about the COVID-19 crisis impact on the sports industry but from the perspective of the Latinamerican market.

For that, we invited Amir SomoggiCEO and Founder of Sports Value, São Paulo, Brasil; Marcelo Gantmansports, innovation, and technology journalist, podcaster, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Samuel Perez WeberCCO & CMO at Blanco y Negro SA (Colo-Colo), GSIC Ambassador, Santiago, Chile.

All the experts expressed their concern regarding the consequences of the lockdown and how sports organizations in South America will struggle to fulfill their obligations with sponsors and fans as well as to find their way out of the economic crisis.

GSIC members can watch the recording on this session in our private members’ area.

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Microsoft for Startups Europe Grand Meeting – March 31
On March 31 we held a virtual all-day event in collaboration with Microsoft for Startups Europe that initially had to be held onsite in Madrid, but fortunately, we could re-adapt it and deliver its valuable content to the European startups. 

During the morning, Microsoft for Startups Europe team was driving presentations on the philosophy of the program explaining how Microsoft is betting on the tech startups and what is their way to collaborate together, as well as explained all the details of the program, how to be admitted, and how all the process looks like.

In the afternoon we also had a session with Michael Broughton, an expert in investments, who shared what startups should and shouldn’t do to get funding form a VC. And to finish the day, we had a session with a LinkedIn marketing team who explained how startups can use their platform to boost their businesses. 

We thank all our participants and speakers for making this event possible and proving that it can be delivered also in an online format:

  • Andrew Macadam, Western Europe Managing Director for Startups at Microsoft
  • Rachel Peck, Global Startup Business Development at Microsoft
  • Kelvin Keane, Western Europe Startup & Partner Specialist at Microsoft for Startups Europe
  • Sergio Murillo, Senior Account Director – Marketing Solutions Spain at LinkedIn
  • Michael Broughton, Senior Advisor Business Technology, Innovation & Investment Strategy

Our members can watch all the recordings of this event in our private members’ area.
 

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The Esports industry: challenges and opportunities for the next years – April 1
On April 1, GSIC and Global Esports Summit and GSIC organized the presentation of a report on ‘The Esports industry: challenges and opportunities for the next years’

This report comes after the I Edition of the GES (Global Esports Summit organized by Global Sportainment) in 2019 when we signed an agreement to continue the formative and evangelizing vocation with which this project was born and thus create the GESx powered by GSIC.

The GESx powered by GSIC continues the formative and evangelizing commitment of Global Sportainment with a series of meetings with experts at the headquarters of the GSIC, open to the Esports sector and with the support of the Esports Bureau and San Miguel as a networking partner.

This report is featuring the research and information gathered during 5 Esports events and special workshops with GES Advisory Board.
 

Our members can watch the presentation of the report on our private members’ area and everyone can download a full version of the report form ou website (this content is produced in Spanish).
 
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Initiatives for gender equality in the sports industry – April 2
Another event that was meant to be delivered onsite, but we managed to organize it in an online format to not leave aside such an important topic as gender equality in the sports industry.

This time we invited some sports organizations and the experts from the sector to know more about how they are supporting women in the industry, equaling their professional opportunities.We thank our participants and speakers:

Our members can watch all the recordings of this event in our private members’ area.
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Virtual Meeting – Latam sports tech market: Winners of the Sports Summit Startup Competition – March 12
On March 12 we had an opportunity to talk during our Virtual Meeting with the winners of the Sports Summit México Startup Competition, CamOnAppRezzilTAGPAY who shared their solutions and discussed the situation of the sports tech on the Latin American market.

Our members can watch all the recordings of this event in our private members’ area.

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Virtual Meeting – The future and implementations of 5G technology – March 24

The current explosion of emerging digital technologies is changing our lives every day, putting access to more information than we’ve ever had at our fingertips. This wave of disruption is forcing industries the world over to rethink the basic infrastructures they rely on.

As we continue to develop our activity program, we organized on March 24 a Virtual Meeting during which we talked with our members AtosVetrya and YBVR about one of the most discussed and trending technologies to disrupt the sports industry: 5G connection.

Our members can watch all the recordings of this event in our private members’ area.

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Save the date for GSIC Summit 2020!
After the success of its first edition, GSIC Summit is coming back in 2020!

This year we will gather all the members for one day of conferences, workshops, and working groups on September 22. This will be a great way to meet other members from 38 countries, share your ideas, meet our strategic partners, look for synergies and do a quality networking.

If you want to participate in GSIC Summit as a speaker, you can fill a special form below so we can include you in our content program of the event.

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Join our new LinkedIn private group for GSIC Members!

At the GSIC we are continually working on the creation of different opportunities for our members in order to help them grow. This time, after a joint design thinking session held during GSIC Summit on September, we have launched a new private group for GSIC members on LinkedIn to provide a new space where they can share their news, interesting feed for the sports tech ecosystem and reach out to other members for networking. 

If you are a GSIC member, you can join the group on the following link.

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Members Area is available for all GSIC members
All GSIC Members can already access the private Members Area using their unique credentials. Members Area is an intranet, where all the Center’s members can find now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

If you are a GSIC member you can benefit from using this private area where you will find Virtual Meetings, Members catalog, Content shared by members, Working groups, Photos of activities, Microsoft Training, Important documents, Events.
 

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New members
         Get to know new members who joined the GSIC in March 2020
The most advanced flooring system in the world. Thanks to groundbreaking technology, this fascinating surface offers a whole new spectrum of visual experiences with individual marking lines for various sports or special occasions. At the same time, our glass floors meet all industrial standards and are suitable for all kinds of sports, events, trade fairs or retail trade – one floor, 1000 possibilities!
ELXR is the Pioneer of Genetics-Based Fitness Ecosystem in Asia. We are the game-changer in Asia’s fitness industry by providing fun and business opportunities for trainers, and advertising opportunities for companies.

It is the first and only sports-tech company to be ever selected and accepted into the 500 Startups global accelerator in Kobe/Japan, as one of the top VC firms in the world based in Silicon Valley, with a low 7% acceptance rate out of 237 applicants.
 
As the industry leader in IP-based security solutions, it’s our aim to minimize the unknown. We build resilient, connected solutions that help businesses protect, understand, and enhance the world around them. Forward-thinking technology can provide a platform that facilitates communication and collaboration to improve public safety and support the advancement of the city and its interests. 
OWQLO by Tech Smart Sports Connector Corp. is connecting players, coaches, parents and all actors in the non-professional sports community to inspire a new sports experience. Our innovative technology extends your sports experience beyond the court, so that you can easily manage your schedule, interact with your team and engage with personalized content. Our priority is your security, which is why OWQLO’s groups are closed to your sports entity. 
Ultra Sync creates live, interactive experiences displaying the collective emotional pulse of the fans, both at home and in the stadium. Now, fans can put their heart in the game – literally. Ultra Sync measures the emotions and level of synchronization between fans, locally and globally. Everybody can see the collective effect, everybody can feel it – in the stadium or at home. And at the center of the sport arena, the team gets the most of this amazing energy.
 
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iAltitude adapts its production to supply Spanish healthcare with medical equipment to face the COVID-19 crisis

iAltitude is dedicated to the development of oxygen systems and technology, aimed at the area of health and sports performance. It also works with the Ministry of Defense and Health Directorate of the Air Force, in the field of performance in extreme environmental conditions.

Aware of the current serious health problem and the need to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, given the increasing infection curve, the iAltitude team has developed in record time a large number of units of portable and on-site oxygen systems. With them, healthcare professionals can administer high-concentration, non-invasive oxygen therapy treatment to two patients per portable unit. The iAltitude oxygen system is designed to reduce the risk of contagion by aerosol, to healthcare providers who care for patients affected by the virus.

Currently, iAltitude is completing the manufacturing of multi-station systems, for the same purpose, in order to meet much higher demand from people affected by COVID-19.

Today, thanks to donations from companies in the sports sector, such as GO FIT, several companies and private individuals, over twenty iAltitude oxygen systems have been made available to the IFEMA field hospital. All of this has been coordinated and channeled, through the General Coordination of the Madrid City Council, SUMMA 112 and the logistics team of the IFEMA hospital.

The primary objective of iAltitude is to provide all hospitals that need their oxygen systems, as soon as possible, so that they have the necessary tools in the fight against COVID-19. This will be possible thanks to the support of private companies and Spanish public institutions, from different sectors.

ONTIER has launched its probono initiative offering free legal consulting services to SMEsNGOsand foundations
 

The current scenario that the world is facing due to the coronavirus health emergency has led to the adoption of strict and immediate emergency measures by many governments. A common measure that the vast majority of governments are applying in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 involves isolating large populations. This measure, which has so far proved only partially effective in China is likely to bring unforeseeable and possibly unprecedented economic implications. The tendency of governments to adopt more significant prohibitive measures in an attempt to prevent the collapse of national health systems is causing many entities whose activity cannot be replaced with teleworking practices to struggle during this time.

In light of the above, and in order to ensure no entity is left struggling with any legal concern, last week, ONTIER, a law firm that is member of the GSIC Community, launched its probono campaign with the purpose of helping any entities that are in need of legal advice during the Coronavirus crisis. With offices located in 13 countries and under the slogan So that everything goes well (“Para que todo salga bien”), the aim of ONTIER is to help SMEs, NGOs, and Foundations in these uncertain times by offering free legal advice.

ONTIER’s free advice is limited to SMEs, NGOs, and Foundations, and covers basic issues related to tax law, employment/labor law, as well as any other matter that may affect the day-to-day business of these entities from a legal point of view. The free advisory services will last until the end of the COVID-19 crisis, although ONTIER is already considering extending these services further, to ensure that companies return to their daily operation in the best possible way.

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JUMP Live Demos

As an alternative to NAB Show, we will be hosting virtual meetings and demonstrations of Jump´s Data management platform for the video industry until April 30th. 

JUMP also has launched their Free Media Library: that includes a new Whitepaper (find it also attached)

Live Demos
Media Library
Web TV platform MyTVchain partners with innovative social sport platform Blocksport

Web TV platform MyTVchain which specializes in live streaming and VoD services for sports industry founded and based in Sophia Antipolis, France, announces today entering into a partnership with the Swiss-based SportsTech Blocksport to offer the sports clubs unique SaaS-based social sports platform with integrated Web TV solution by MyTVchain. In addition, MyTVchain will support Blocksport on further expansion on the French sports market.

MyTVchain offers a private web TV for the sports clubs and former champions based on a freemium model and where sports clubs can add services to their viewers that can be purchased and where viewers earn token while watching videos. MyTVchain’s mission is to help sports clubs generate more revenue from their content, build brand loyalty and accelerate growth in the development of sport club channels.

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Sponix Tech in the UEFA Champions League

For the first time in the history of UEFA Champions League, a point of view shot was broadcasted live during the match. This moment was created by Sponix Tech’s Feel the Match technology and went on air by RMC Sport.

During the round of 16 leg 2 of 2 match between Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and Borussia Dortmund, Sponix Tech produced an immersive replay for the first goal of the game. The goal was scored by Neymar in 28’ of the game which then followed by Juan Bernat’s 45’ goal to make a win for PSG.

By the cooperation with RMC Sports, Sponix Tech applied its Feel the Match technology to create a replay which lets the fan see the moment Neymar scored the goal from a novel angle.

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AS Monaco joins forces with IQONIQ

With the partnership, which will run for four seasons until June 2023, IQONIQ becomes the official digital fan engagement platform of AS Monaco. The partnership also provides for the presence of the IQONIQ brand on AS Monaco’s shorts starting from Saturday (Nice-Monaco, Saturday March the 7th).

The IQONIQ platform, which is due to be launched in the coming months, offers an “all-in-one” solution that rewards fans’ commitment and allows them to follow and interact with their favorite league, club and players.

By integrating the club’s digital ecosystem, IQONIQ will offer its users a range of opportunities to feel closer than ever to their club, including behind the scenes access, exclusive discounts and personalized content, allowing AS Monaco to strengthen its proximity with its large community of more than 11 million followers from around the world.

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Adidas becomes the first brand to invest in Fly-Fut’s advertising

Fly-Fut is a start-up that was created two years ago and rapidly became the pioneer in recording football games via drones. The target Fly-Fut directs its product at is amateur football players. Fly-Fut is the first company that does this type of activity, which allows its public to enjoy a unique and ground-breaking product.

The start-up business model is innovative and consists in fusing the drone technology with football, applying a model known as “content as a service”, similar to the business models of companies like Spotify and Netflix. The players receive their games directly on their phones when they pay a subscription.

The engagement this app is generating rivals the best app in the existing market. Being able to revive the best moments in every single one of each amateur football game opens a new touchpoint between amateur football players and the main sports brands to connect via a unique content that is delivered on a weekly basis. This marketing concept is called “MISTEX”: micro-star-experience.

After several months of conversations with the most relevant sports companies in the world, the German giant becomes the first of the big three sports companies (Nike, Puma, and Adidas) to invest in Fly-Fut advertising. The agreement has been signed without any exclusivity and for a limited time. Fly-Fut has not wanted to take sides with anyone, given the fact that this is still an initial step in their business development. On its side, Adidas wants to test the start-up limits. The start of the collaboration took off with the release of the new Predator boots, an icon in the modern football world and a pillar of the German company. Adidas’s faith in Fly-Fut’s capacity to connect with amateur football players is a great step for the Spanish start-up.

Wolves create targeted app notifications via the orange box

Wolverhampton Wanderers have become the first UK client to utilise Sports Alliance’s ‘commit to App’ functionality. Having worked closely with the Clubs US-based app provider, Yinzcam, Wolves can use our SRM Campaign tool to build data segments based on behavioural and demographic insights rather than just App preferences.

All supporters who have a Single Sign On account, registered via the Wolves app, can receive targeted and personalised notifications. For example, the Club are now able to create specific push notifications to match-going fans and non-attendees with relevant and timely information. For the recent fixture with West Ham United, the unusual kick-off time of 7:30pm was the perfect use case to remind season ticket holders and match ticket purchasers to arrive earlier than normal.

Richard Pepper, Head of Digital, Wolves “We are delighted with the new functionality that is now available which allows us to build and execute notifications to tailored segments, based on the data we hold with Sport Alliance. This enables us to continue to improve our communications in a new and exciting manner and further emphasises our commitment to providing the best possible digital engagement for fans.”

Alongside the new functionality, Wolves and Sports Alliance are now able to pull App usage data into the Orange Box, providing even further insights into digital fan behaviour.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are part of the Sports Alliance network which now features over 120 clubs in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal and Brazil.

Athletes at Yuncler sports schools are in good physical-nutritional condition after the assessments performed by IGOID Sportec

The Yuncler City Council and the Sports Department, considered of the importance of the health of its children and youth population that performs sports in the Sports Schools, reached an agreement with IGOID-SPORTEC (spin-off of the University of Castilla – La Mancha) for the implementation and development of the successful Protocol Active Health Sportec to the members of the Sports Schools in their different modalities. During the first weeks of February, a total of 124 boys and 89 girls from the Sports Schools have been evaluated by professionals and experts from IGOID-SPORTEC.

In said protocol it is a question of carrying out a sports health evaluation that includes various tests, including an anthropometric measurement with weight values, percentage of fat and muscle mass, BMI, among others; the assessment of physical condition through tests of strength and endurance; balance and postural control through a platform of pressures; and respiratory capacity by spirometry. In addition, a simple evaluation of the food foods of the said population is also included. Once the evaluations are completed, you will receive from the City Council staff the participants and their families, an individualized report with the data obtained from each of the tests carried out, as well as a series of general recommendations regarding each parameter. In addition, each athlete will have access to the project’s digital platform, where they can consult, analyze and compare their individual results with other sports or populations.

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Alpes San Javier becomes the first client in Mexico for TAGPAY
Instituto Alpes San Javier is a private school dedicated to the integral formation of women in Guadalajara, Mexico. From elementary to high school, through secondary school, they accompany their students on their way to success, teaming up with families, sharing the responsibility for training, in this way they manage to strengthen students from within to face the world that awaits them as women of integrity.

A fundamental part of the comprehensive training that students receive is sports, where the prestigious school of the Semper Altius Network of Schools has decided to innovate with the incorporation of TAGPAY.

TAGPAY will help automate and simplify administrative processes as well as provide security for parents and students, an extremely special issue that TAGPAY is committed to. Through our news feed they can share virtual experiences such as home workouts, nutrition plans, so that the students are connected in one place and receive the relevant information only. Thus begins the path in which TAGPAY Mexico hopes to continue adding clients to whom we help them have better control in their sports activities.

Grupo ECSA access control system at the Atletico River Plate stadium 

Grupo ECSA did the implementation of an access control system in the Stadium of the Club Atlético River Plateinstalling their complete solution that consists of more than 200 turnstiles and software.

Lucas Perez bets on his Nakama Glasses

LUCAS PÉREZ bets on his Nakama Glasses for his participation in the FIFA charity tournament hashtag # LaLigaSantanderChallenge organized by IBAI LLANOS which ends with an overwhelming victory for our Nakama Lucas opted for the Earth model of Nakama Glasses that incorporates our STOP adapter BLUE LIGHT, with the aim of increasing their performance in their FIFA games. Our team made a totally exclusive and personalized piece for our friend, incorporating his name in the terminals of the Tierra model and the cover of his Nakama. The game ended with a crushing 5-1 victory for our Nakama. We are proud to have Lucas in our family!

International Events
Sports Summit México 2020 took place in México DC on February 26 and 27, and here’s a detailed report on the event’s ourtcomes.
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On May 25 and 26, Sportbiz Europe will take place in Barcelona. It is the meeting point for the sports business sector, with a distinctive stamp of qualified networking, in a casual and inspiring atmosphere. a two-day event in the exciting Barcelona, focused on the hottest topics in the industry, in transformation, innovation and in foreseeing the market’s future.

Get now the Early bird tickets with 50% of discount!

Our Director of Business Development and Innovation, Iñigo Bonilla, will attend this event with a keynote.

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Madrid will once again serve as a meeting point for sports professionals in Spain. Global Esport Summit, the great forum for networking, debate and knowledge for the electronic sports ecosystem, will celebrate its second edition on June 10 at Teatro Goya.
 
After the success of the last edition – attended by more than 43 speakers and 600 participants – # GES20 seeks to consolidate itself as the reference sports congress in our country. Under the motto “The Esports Evangelist” it will be a new place to discover news, data

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets.
and trends in the sector and bring together industry leaders and professionals from non-endemic entities interested in it.

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The Spielmacher Conference 2020 is the 4th edition of the new and innovative football business conference in Hamburg. It all began with a simple idea: Let’s create a forum for innovation, where global leaders of the sports-ecoystem can meet and envision the future.

Bringing this years conference to life, we will be the largest industry gathering for the football ecosystem in Germany. We are football. We are breaking with standardized paradigms in order to create an innovation-mecca for a billion dollar industrie. Always focused on an unconventional and professional networking about the future of sports.

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GSIC – Adapt, Recover and Accelerate

The COVID-19 crisis might be forcing our industry into important changes and it’s been 3 weeks of working from home for the GSIC team. In this time, we managed to re-adapt all our activities to 100% online modality using Microsoft Teams tool.

It was very important for us to stay close now more than ever to our members and offer them our support in this difficult situation. For that purpose, we launched a special initiative for solutions that can help the sports industry approach this crisis. We also collaborated with European Commission to get our startups and SMEs with technologies and innovations that could help in treating, testing, monitoring or other aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak to apply urgently to the next round of funding from the European Innovation Council.

Now, in the past 7 days, we managed to carry out 5 events open to all the ecosystems where we gathered over 600 unique attendees.

Thanks to all our speakers for participating and to all the attendees who connected and interacted in all the sessions.

We’ll continue preparing more interesting content for the sports tech community in order to support all its elements in times of crisis because only together we can stand it!

In this edition of our newsletter, we are featuring all the news from our members that they have shared with us as a way of supporting all their activities in these difficult times.

Upcoming events
VM – Smart devices performance –
April 8, 17:00
Register
SIDT Online Forum – Tennis – April 27, 15:00
Register
VM – Blockchain technology disrupting sports industry- April 23, 16:00
Register
Stay United! – Speciall call for startups and tech companies to face COVID-19

On March 19, GSIC has launched a special startup call to its members’ network in order to gather the initiatives that can help sports entities to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak crisis.

Whether those solutions are to help people to stay active and workout at home during this quarantine, engage with the fans when all sporting events have been canceled or even detect and prevent the further spread of the virus.
 
With this initiative, we will promote our members’ solutions, offering them directly to all sports organizations we are working with, and sharing this initiative with different media, national and international.

In the following days, we will release a special communication announcing those solutions.

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the sports industry – March 27

Over these past weeks, many industry events were canceled or postponed, competitions suspended or re-scheduled, leagues and clubs announcing important numbers of revenue losses. As well as many startups and tech companies had to find new ways to adapt their business models and strategies to survive in this difficult period.

Nevertheless, many could manage to reinvent themselves and resist this crisis, many have come up together to face it. We have seen a bunch of great initiatives rising across the sports industry and on Friday, March 27 we brought up an open discussion about everything that’s going on right now in the world and how it is affecting our industry.

We gathered a panel of industry experts, Chris Robb, Author, International Keynote Speaker, Advisor, and author of Mass ParticipationMarcus John, CEO of Sports Capital AdvisorsAndrew Griffiths, Founder at Andrew Griffiths Enterprises, to discuss the overall picture of the impact the COVID/19 crisis is producing on the sports industry, as well as to analyze in detail the losses and the opportunities that sports entities and startups can find in this new scenario.

GSIC members can watch the recording on this session in our private members’ area.

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The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the sports industry – LATAM Edition – March 30
On March 30 we held another conference to talk about the COVID-19 crisis impact on the sports industry but from the perspective of the Latinamerican market.

For that, we invited Amir SomoggiCEO and Founder of Sports Value, São Paulo, Brasil; Marcelo Gantmansports, innovation, and technology journalist, podcaster, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Samuel Perez WeberCCO & CMO at Blanco y Negro SA (Colo-Colo), GSIC Ambassador, Santiago, Chile.

All the experts expressed their concern regarding the consequences of the lockdown and how sports organizations in South America will struggle to fulfill their obligations with sponsors and fans as well as to find their way out of the economic crisis.

GSIC members can watch the recording on this session in our private members’ area.

Watch video
Microsoft for Startups Europe Grand Meeting – March 31
On March 31 we held a virtual all-day event in collaboration with Microsoft for Startups Europe that initially had to be held onsite in Madrid, but fortunately, we could re-adapt it and deliver its valuable content to the European startups. 

During the morning, Microsoft for Startups Europe team was driving presentations on the philosophy of the program explaining how Microsoft is betting on the tech startups and what is their way to collaborate together, as well as explained all the details of the program, how to be admitted, and how all the process looks like.

In the afternoon we also had a session with Michael Broughton, an expert in investments, who shared what startups should and shouldn’t do to get funding form a VC. And to finish the day, we had a session with a LinkedIn marketing team who explained how startups can use their platform to boost their businesses. 

We thank all our participants and speakers for making this event possible and proving that it can be delivered also in an online format:

  • Andrew Macadam, Western Europe Managing Director for Startups at Microsoft
  • Rachel Peck, Global Startup Business Development at Microsoft
  • Kelvin Keane, Western Europe Startup & Partner Specialist at Microsoft for Startups Europe
  • Sergio Murillo, Senior Account Director – Marketing Solutions Spain at LinkedIn
  • Michael Broughton, Senior Advisor Business Technology, Innovation & Investment Strategy

Our members can watch all the recordings of this event in our private members’ area.
 

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The Esports industry: challenges and opportunities for the next years – April 1
On April 1, GSIC and Global Esports Summit and GSIC organized the presentation of a report on ‘The Esports industry: challenges and opportunities for the next years’

This report comes after the I Edition of the GES (Global Esports Summit organized by Global Sportainment) in 2019 when we signed an agreement to continue the formative and evangelizing vocation with which this project was born and thus create the GESx powered by GSIC.

The GESx powered by GSIC continues the formative and evangelizing commitment of Global Sportainment with a series of meetings with experts at the headquarters of the GSIC, open to the Esports sector and with the support of the Esports Bureau and San Miguel as a networking partner.

This report is featuring the research and information gathered during 5 Esports events and special workshops with GES Advisory Board.
 

Our members can watch the presentation of the report on our private members’ area and everyone can download a full version of the report form ou website (this content is produced in Spanish).
 
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Initiatives for gender equality in the sports industry – April 2
Another event that was meant to be delivered onsite, but we managed to organize it in an online format to not leave aside such an important topic as gender equality in the sports industry.

This time we invited some sports organizations and the experts from the sector to know more about how they are supporting women in the industry, equaling their professional opportunities.We thank our participants and speakers:

Our members can watch all the recordings of this event in our private members’ area.
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Virtual Meeting – Latam sports tech market: Winners of the Sports Summit Startup Competition – March 12
On March 12 we had an opportunity to talk during our Virtual Meeting with the winners of the Sports Summit México Startup Competition, CamOnAppRezzilTAGPAY who shared their solutions and discussed the situation of the sports tech on the Latin American market.

Our members can watch all the recordings of this event in our private members’ area.

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Virtual Meeting – The future and implementations of 5G technology – March 24

The current explosion of emerging digital technologies is changing our lives every day, putting access to more information than we’ve ever had at our fingertips. This wave of disruption is forcing industries the world over to rethink the basic infrastructures they rely on.

As we continue to develop our activity program, we organized on March 24 a Virtual Meeting during which we talked with our members AtosVetrya and YBVR about one of the most discussed and trending technologies to disrupt the sports industry: 5G connection.

Our members can watch all the recordings of this event in our private members’ area.

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Save the date for GSIC Summit 2020!
After the success of its first edition, GSIC Summit is coming back in 2020!

This year we will gather all the members for one day of conferences, workshops, and working groups on September 22. This will be a great way to meet other members from 38 countries, share your ideas, meet our strategic partners, look for synergies and do a quality networking.

If you want to participate in GSIC Summit as a speaker, you can fill a special form below so we can include you in our content program of the event.

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Join our new LinkedIn private group for GSIC Members!

At the GSIC we are continually working on the creation of different opportunities for our members in order to help them grow. This time, after a joint design thinking session held during GSIC Summit on September, we have launched a new private group for GSIC members on LinkedIn to provide a new space where they can share their news, interesting feed for the sports tech ecosystem and reach out to other members for networking. 

If you are a GSIC member, you can join the group on the following link.

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All GSIC Members can already access the private Members Area using their unique credentials. Members Area is an intranet, where all the Center’s members can find now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

If you are a GSIC member you can benefit from using this private area where you will find Virtual Meetings, Members catalog, Content shared by members, Working groups, Photos of activities, Microsoft Training, Important documents, Events.
 

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The most advanced flooring system in the world. Thanks to groundbreaking technology, this fascinating surface offers a whole new spectrum of visual experiences with individual marking lines for various sports or special occasions. At the same time, our glass floors meet all industrial standards and are suitable for all kinds of sports, events, trade fairs or retail trade – one floor, 1000 possibilities!
ELXR is the Pioneer of Genetics-Based Fitness Ecosystem in Asia. We are the game-changer in Asia’s fitness industry by providing fun and business opportunities for trainers, and advertising opportunities for companies.

It is the first and only sports-tech company to be ever selected and accepted into the 500 Startups global accelerator in Kobe/Japan, as one of the top VC firms in the world based in Silicon Valley, with a low 7% acceptance rate out of 237 applicants.
 
As the industry leader in IP-based security solutions, it’s our aim to minimize the unknown. We build resilient, connected solutions that help businesses protect, understand, and enhance the world around them. Forward-thinking technology can provide a platform that facilitates communication and collaboration to improve public safety and support the advancement of the city and its interests. 
OWQLO by Tech Smart Sports Connector Corp. is connecting players, coaches, parents and all actors in the non-professional sports community to inspire a new sports experience. Our innovative technology extends your sports experience beyond the court, so that you can easily manage your schedule, interact with your team and engage with personalized content. Our priority is your security, which is why OWQLO’s groups are closed to your sports entity. 
Ultra Sync creates live, interactive experiences displaying the collective emotional pulse of the fans, both at home and in the stadium. Now, fans can put their heart in the game – literally. Ultra Sync measures the emotions and level of synchronization between fans, locally and globally. Everybody can see the collective effect, everybody can feel it – in the stadium or at home. And at the center of the sport arena, the team gets the most of this amazing energy.
 
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iAltitude adapts its production to supply Spanish healthcare with medical equipment to face the COVID-19 crisis

iAltitude is dedicated to the development of oxygen systems and technology, aimed at the area of health and sports performance. It also works with the Ministry of Defense and Health Directorate of the Air Force, in the field of performance in extreme environmental conditions.

Aware of the current serious health problem and the need to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, given the increasing infection curve, the iAltitude team has developed in record time a large number of units of portable and on-site oxygen systems. With them, healthcare professionals can administer high-concentration, non-invasive oxygen therapy treatment to two patients per portable unit. The iAltitude oxygen system is designed to reduce the risk of contagion by aerosol, to healthcare providers who care for patients affected by the virus.

Currently, iAltitude is completing the manufacturing of multi-station systems, for the same purpose, in order to meet much higher demand from people affected by COVID-19.

Today, thanks to donations from companies in the sports sector, such as GO FIT, several companies and private individuals, over twenty iAltitude oxygen systems have been made available to the IFEMA field hospital. All of this has been coordinated and channeled, through the General Coordination of the Madrid City Council, SUMMA 112 and the logistics team of the IFEMA hospital.

The primary objective of iAltitude is to provide all hospitals that need their oxygen systems, as soon as possible, so that they have the necessary tools in the fight against COVID-19. This will be possible thanks to the support of private companies and Spanish public institutions, from different sectors.

ONTIER has launched its probono initiative offering free legal consulting services to SMEsNGOsand foundations
 

The current scenario that the world is facing due to the coronavirus health emergency has led to the adoption of strict and immediate emergency measures by many governments. A common measure that the vast majority of governments are applying in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 involves isolating large populations. This measure, which has so far proved only partially effective in China is likely to bring unforeseeable and possibly unprecedented economic implications. The tendency of governments to adopt more significant prohibitive measures in an attempt to prevent the collapse of national health systems is causing many entities whose activity cannot be replaced with teleworking practices to struggle during this time.

In light of the above, and in order to ensure no entity is left struggling with any legal concern, last week, ONTIER, a law firm that is member of the GSIC Community, launched its probono campaign with the purpose of helping any entities that are in need of legal advice during the Coronavirus crisis. With offices located in 13 countries and under the slogan So that everything goes well (“Para que todo salga bien”), the aim of ONTIER is to help SMEs, NGOs, and Foundations in these uncertain times by offering free legal advice.

ONTIER’s free advice is limited to SMEs, NGOs, and Foundations, and covers basic issues related to tax law, employment/labor law, as well as any other matter that may affect the day-to-day business of these entities from a legal point of view. The free advisory services will last until the end of the COVID-19 crisis, although ONTIER is already considering extending these services further, to ensure that companies return to their daily operation in the best possible way.

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JUMP Live Demos

As an alternative to NAB Show, we will be hosting virtual meetings and demonstrations of Jump´s Data management platform for the video industry until April 30th. 

JUMP also has launched their Free Media Library: that includes a new Whitepaper (find it also attached)

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Web TV platform MyTVchain partners with innovative social sport platform Blocksport

Web TV platform MyTVchain which specializes in live streaming and VoD services for sports industry founded and based in Sophia Antipolis, France, announces today entering into a partnership with the Swiss-based SportsTech Blocksport to offer the sports clubs unique SaaS-based social sports platform with integrated Web TV solution by MyTVchain. In addition, MyTVchain will support Blocksport on further expansion on the French sports market.

MyTVchain offers a private web TV for the sports clubs and former champions based on a freemium model and where sports clubs can add services to their viewers that can be purchased and where viewers earn token while watching videos. MyTVchain’s mission is to help sports clubs generate more revenue from their content, build brand loyalty and accelerate growth in the development of sport club channels.

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Sponix Tech in the UEFA Champions League

For the first time in the history of UEFA Champions League, a point of view shot was broadcasted live during the match. This moment was created by Sponix Tech’s Feel the Match technology and went on air by RMC Sport.

During the round of 16 leg 2 of 2 match between Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and Borussia Dortmund, Sponix Tech produced an immersive replay for the first goal of the game. The goal was scored by Neymar in 28’ of the game which then followed by Juan Bernat’s 45’ goal to make a win for PSG.

By the cooperation with RMC Sports, Sponix Tech applied its Feel the Match technology to create a replay which lets the fan see the moment Neymar scored the goal from a novel angle.

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AS Monaco joins forces with IQONIQ

With the partnership, which will run for four seasons until June 2023, IQONIQ becomes the official digital fan engagement platform of AS Monaco. The partnership also provides for the presence of the IQONIQ brand on AS Monaco’s shorts starting from Saturday (Nice-Monaco, Saturday March the 7th).

The IQONIQ platform, which is due to be launched in the coming months, offers an “all-in-one” solution that rewards fans’ commitment and allows them to follow and interact with their favorite league, club and players.

By integrating the club’s digital ecosystem, IQONIQ will offer its users a range of opportunities to feel closer than ever to their club, including behind the scenes access, exclusive discounts and personalized content, allowing AS Monaco to strengthen its proximity with its large community of more than 11 million followers from around the world.

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Adidas becomes the first brand to invest in Fly-Fut’s advertising

Fly-Fut is a start-up that was created two years ago and rapidly became the pioneer in recording football games via drones. The target Fly-Fut directs its product at is amateur football players. Fly-Fut is the first company that does this type of activity, which allows its public to enjoy a unique and ground-breaking product.

The start-up business model is innovative and consists in fusing the drone technology with football, applying a model known as “content as a service”, similar to the business models of companies like Spotify and Netflix. The players receive their games directly on their phones when they pay a subscription.

The engagement this app is generating rivals the best app in the existing market. Being able to revive the best moments in every single one of each amateur football game opens a new touchpoint between amateur football players and the main sports brands to connect via a unique content that is delivered on a weekly basis. This marketing concept is called “MISTEX”: micro-star-experience.

After several months of conversations with the most relevant sports companies in the world, the German giant becomes the first of the big three sports companies (Nike, Puma, and Adidas) to invest in Fly-Fut advertising. The agreement has been signed without any exclusivity and for a limited time. Fly-Fut has not wanted to take sides with anyone, given the fact that this is still an initial step in their business development. On its side, Adidas wants to test the start-up limits. The start of the collaboration took off with the release of the new Predator boots, an icon in the modern football world and a pillar of the German company. Adidas’s faith in Fly-Fut’s capacity to connect with amateur football players is a great step for the Spanish start-up.

Wolves create targeted app notifications via the orange box

Wolverhampton Wanderers have become the first UK client to utilise Sports Alliance’s ‘commit to App’ functionality. Having worked closely with the Clubs US-based app provider, Yinzcam, Wolves can use our SRM Campaign tool to build data segments based on behavioural and demographic insights rather than just App preferences.

All supporters who have a Single Sign On account, registered via the Wolves app, can receive targeted and personalised notifications. For example, the Club are now able to create specific push notifications to match-going fans and non-attendees with relevant and timely information. For the recent fixture with West Ham United, the unusual kick-off time of 7:30pm was the perfect use case to remind season ticket holders and match ticket purchasers to arrive earlier than normal.

Richard Pepper, Head of Digital, Wolves “We are delighted with the new functionality that is now available which allows us to build and execute notifications to tailored segments, based on the data we hold with Sport Alliance. This enables us to continue to improve our communications in a new and exciting manner and further emphasises our commitment to providing the best possible digital engagement for fans.”

Alongside the new functionality, Wolves and Sports Alliance are now able to pull App usage data into the Orange Box, providing even further insights into digital fan behaviour.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are part of the Sports Alliance network which now features over 120 clubs in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal and Brazil.

Athletes at Yuncler sports schools are in good physical-nutritional condition after the assessments performed by IGOID Sportec

The Yuncler City Council and the Sports Department, considered of the importance of the health of its children and youth population that performs sports in the Sports Schools, reached an agreement with IGOID-SPORTEC (spin-off of the University of Castilla – La Mancha) for the implementation and development of the successful Protocol Active Health Sportec to the members of the Sports Schools in their different modalities. During the first weeks of February, a total of 124 boys and 89 girls from the Sports Schools have been evaluated by professionals and experts from IGOID-SPORTEC.

In said protocol it is a question of carrying out a sports health evaluation that includes various tests, including an anthropometric measurement with weight values, percentage of fat and muscle mass, BMI, among others; the assessment of physical condition through tests of strength and endurance; balance and postural control through a platform of pressures; and respiratory capacity by spirometry. In addition, a simple evaluation of the food foods of the said population is also included. Once the evaluations are completed, you will receive from the City Council staff the participants and their families, an individualized report with the data obtained from each of the tests carried out, as well as a series of general recommendations regarding each parameter. In addition, each athlete will have access to the project’s digital platform, where they can consult, analyze and compare their individual results with other sports or populations.

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Alpes San Javier becomes the first client in Mexico for TAGPAY
Instituto Alpes San Javier is a private school dedicated to the integral formation of women in Guadalajara, Mexico. From elementary to high school, through secondary school, they accompany their students on their way to success, teaming up with families, sharing the responsibility for training, in this way they manage to strengthen students from within to face the world that awaits them as women of integrity.

A fundamental part of the comprehensive training that students receive is sports, where the prestigious school of the Semper Altius Network of Schools has decided to innovate with the incorporation of TAGPAY.

TAGPAY will help automate and simplify administrative processes as well as provide security for parents and students, an extremely special issue that TAGPAY is committed to. Through our news feed they can share virtual experiences such as home workouts, nutrition plans, so that the students are connected in one place and receive the relevant information only. Thus begins the path in which TAGPAY Mexico hopes to continue adding clients to whom we help them have better control in their sports activities.

Grupo ECSA access control system at the Atletico River Plate stadium 

Grupo ECSA did the implementation of an access control system in the Stadium of the Club Atlético River Plateinstalling their complete solution that consists of more than 200 turnstiles and software.

Lucas Perez bets on his Nakama Glasses

LUCAS PÉREZ bets on his Nakama Glasses for his participation in the FIFA charity tournament hashtag # LaLigaSantanderChallenge organized by IBAI LLANOS which ends with an overwhelming victory for our Nakama Lucas opted for the Earth model of Nakama Glasses that incorporates our STOP adapter BLUE LIGHT, with the aim of increasing their performance in their FIFA games. Our team made a totally exclusive and personalized piece for our friend, incorporating his name in the terminals of the Tierra model and the cover of his Nakama. The game ended with a crushing 5-1 victory for our Nakama. We are proud to have Lucas in our family!

International Events
Sports Summit México 2020 took place in México DC on February 26 and 27, and here’s a detailed report on the event’s ourtcomes.
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On May 25 and 26, Sportbiz Europe will take place in Barcelona. It is the meeting point for the sports business sector, with a distinctive stamp of qualified networking, in a casual and inspiring atmosphere. a two-day event in the exciting Barcelona, focused on the hottest topics in the industry, in transformation, innovation and in foreseeing the market’s future.

Get now the Early bird tickets with 50% of discount!

Our Director of Business Development and Innovation, Iñigo Bonilla, will attend this event with a keynote.

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Madrid will once again serve as a meeting point for sports professionals in Spain. Global Esport Summit, the great forum for networking, debate and knowledge for the electronic sports ecosystem, will celebrate its second edition on June 10 at Teatro Goya.
 
After the success of the last edition – attended by more than 43 speakers and 600 participants – # GES20 seeks to consolidate itself as the reference sports congress in our country. Under the motto “The Esports Evangelist” it will be a new place to discover news, data

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets.
and trends in the sector and bring together industry leaders and professionals from non-endemic entities interested in it.

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The Spielmacher Conference 2020 is the 4th edition of the new and innovative football business conference in Hamburg. It all began with a simple idea: Let’s create a forum for innovation, where global leaders of the sports-ecoystem can meet and envision the future.

Bringing this years conference to life, we will be the largest industry gathering for the football ecosystem in Germany. We are football. We are breaking with standardized paradigms in order to create an innovation-mecca for a billion dollar industrie. Always focused on an unconventional and professional networking about the future of sports.

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CamOnApp, TagPay, and Rezzil, winners of Sports Summit Startup Competition

The first edition of the Startup Competition, organized by the Sports Summit Mexico and the Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) powered by Microsoft took place in Mexico DC on February 26 and 27. The members of the jury named unanimously CamOnApp (Argentina / Mexico), Tagpay (United Kingdom / Mexico) and Rezzil (United Kingdom / Costa Rica) the winners of the competition.
 

The competition was launched at the end of January and it was aiming to create a meeting point before, during and after the Sports Summit for Latin American startups and SMEs that are developing innovative solutions applied to the sports industry. The finalists presented their solutions to the public, media and national and international sports entities during the event in México DC on February 27. The projects were evaluated by a jury of the sports industry professionals, among them, our General Manager Iris Cordoba, during pitching and the 3 winners has been defined:

CamOnApp, an immersive technology company that provides customized solutions of Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality so that brands, agencies or advertisers can boost their campaigns, communication, and sales opportunities.

Rezzil, a technology leader, working at the forefront of what is possible and is already in daily use by many UEFA clubs – including the current Champions League winners. Rezzil is a cognitive development platform that offers three main services; analysis, medical and decision making. Their goal is to identify, create and maintain resilient, confident footballers who make the right decisions at the right time.

TAGPAY, a company that was born with the purpose of helping to solve administrative issues within Sports schools. They help Sports schools to simplify their administrative processes through an APP that helps them centralize Communication, Profiles, Assists, and payments. They add an important issue such as security so that parents know their children are safe at school.

The launch of this Startup Competition reinforced the commitment of Sports Summit Mexico 2020 with innovation, Latin American entrepreneurs, investors, and sports entities. As well as all 10 finalists benefited from the visibility during the event and the 3 winners are now new GSIC members with a free membership till the end of this year. 

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Upcoming events
Initiatives for women’s equality in the sports industry – March 10, 09:00
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Virtual Meeting – The winners of the Sports Summit Startups Competition: Latam sports tech market – March 12, 17:00
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Virtual Meeting – The future of 5G technology – March 24, 17:00
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Microsoft for Startups Europe Grand Meeting – March 31, 09:00
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GESx Session 4 – Esports Legal, financial and insurance challenges – February 4

Esports are growing exponentially. However, with the speed at which this market grows, the same level of development in the legal field is required. In this new GESx by GSIC meeting, we talked with different professionals about how to address the various legal and financial aspects as well as how insurers enter Esports and cover the new hobby of the 21st century.

Our panel of experts “Esports legal, financial and insurance challenges” was composed by Rubén Sánchez, Head if Business Development at Mapfre, José Manuel Saco – Head of alianzas digitales en Liberbank, Joaquín Muñoz, Laweyr at Ontier, Patricia Manca, Partner at Tax and Legal Services & Leader of Entertainment & Media at PwC Spain. 

This fourth GESx was the last one from the series of events that have set bases for Global Esports Summit and GSIC to prepare a report on the current situation of the Esports industry that will be presented on April 1 at the Global Esports Summit event in Madrid.

Workshop on opportunities and challenges of Esports – February 6
On February 6, the Advisory Board of the Global Esports Summit and GSIC had held a meeting to set the bases for the special report on the opportunities and challenges of the esports in the next years. 

This report will feature the research and information we’ve gathered during 4 esports events we’ve organized:

  • Esports, Thinking for the future – June 13, 2019, with Evo Holding and Esports Bureau
  • Esports clubs challenges – October 30, 2019, with MadLions, Team Heretics, Vodafone Giants, X6TENCE
  • Esports brands challenges – December 17, 2019, with Mahou, Razer, Fiesta Colombina, Movistar Esports
  • Esports legal, financial and insurance challenges – February 4, 2020, with Ontier, Mapfre and Liberbank
The report will be presented during the Global Esports Summit on April 1 in Madrid. 
 
Virtual Meeting – Making data-driven decisions – February 20
We read about it everywhere. The term ‘big data’ alone has become something of a buzzword in recent times – and for good reason.

By leveraging the wealth of digital insights available at your fingertips and embracing the power of business intelligence, it’s possible to make more informed decisions that will lead to commercial growth, evolution, and an increased bottom line.

This is why, we asked our members IristraceLexim, and Neodata to share their experience and the different way they are working with data in the sports industry in our next Virtual Meeting ‘Making data-driven business decisions’ on Thursday, February 20

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Initiatives for women’s equality in the sports industry – March 10

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, on March 10 at 09:00 we invite you to attend our round table “Initiatives for the equality of women in the sports industry” to which we have invited different sports entities to learn about the initiatives that are being carried out in their organizations to support gender equality in terms of sports practice and job opportunities.

As every year, we want to continue with the initiative of supporting female professionals in our sector and this time we will have the participation from:

The table will be moderated by our General Manager, Iris Córdoba Mondejar.
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Microsoft for Startups Europe is coming to Madrid with a special event for all European startup
On March 31 we will hold a special all-day event in collaboration with Microsoft for Startups Europe who will come again to Madrid to meet all European tech startups!

Come and meet on 1-to-1 meetings Andrew Macadam. Western Europe Managing Director Microsoft for Startups who will share with you all the benefits of this program that delivers the technology, go-to-market, and community benefits needed to catalyze startup success. Thousands of startups from more than 140 countries have connected their game-changing solutions to our enterprise customers. Startups active in this program are on pace to close more than $1 billion in new sales opportunities over the next year alone.

We have also organized special activities for startups during this event. Meet our first special guest GP Bullhound, a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the world’s entrepreneurs and founders.

Register for 1-to-1 meetings here.

See the complete agenda here and don’t miss your opportunity!

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Save the date for GSIC Summit 2020!
After the success of its first edition, GSIC Summit is coming back in 2020!

This year we will gather all the members for one day of conferences, workshops, and working groups on September 22. This will be a great way to meet other members from 36 countries, share your ideas, meet our strategic partners, look for synergies and do a quality networking.

If you want to participate in GSIC Summit as a speaker, you can fill a special form below so we can include you in our content program of the event.

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Microsoft Partner Network programs that will benefit your business
Connect with the largest customer base and marketplace in the industry.
At the GSIC we continue developing our 5th pillar, which as you all know is related to Microsoft Partner Solutions, working closely with Microsoft Sports Team who was supporting the GSIC since its creation in 2015 in all its initiatives and activities, as well as our members’ solutions.

Now, we want to offer you the value of the Microsoft Partner Network, a program designed by Microsoft to enhance technology-based companies’ businesses by facilitating the access to the market, providing free MS technology and services, as well as the power of a network of thousands of partners worldwide.

With Microsoft Partner Network you will have more visibility to the sports industry ecosystem as this will allow you to be included in our MS Sports Solutions Offering, meaning that your solution will be promoted by MS Sports Team to the sports organizations worldwide. Also, you will have priority when participating in some of GSIC’s activities, like Innovation Days, Workshops and Sport Thinkers.

And, above all, you will be provided with a set of:
  • training resources,
  • incentive programs
  • marketing materials
  • access to software for internal use,
  • personalized support.
Microsoft for . Enroll in by completing your company information and start exploring all the resources and possibilities that Microsoft offers. Besides, we can also help you to enroll in this link, by just registering on completely for freeBasic MembershipThere are 4 different models of partnership from which you can choose the one that suits your business the best. You can easily start with the
Startups program that provides companies with free Azure and technical support.

If you have any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact our team for assistance.

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LaLiga Watch Parties: Coming to the US!
FanWide is LaLiga’s Official Bar Network, bringing exclusive events and watch parties to the United States, starting in March, 2020. We will be starting in eight cities, including New York (NYC), Los Angeles (LA), Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, and Washington DC / Baltimore, with more cities planned!

LaLiga and FanWide will be hosting featured events at the top bars in each of these cities on certain matchdays.  These bars and matchday details will be announced here and added to FanWide.com.  FanWide helps sports organizations manage their bar or pub program to engage their fans during gameday.

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Other activities
   World Football Summit is bringing their               Sports Marketing students from Real 
     interns to GSIC for Inspiration Day –                     Madrid School came to GSIC to
                   February 7, 2020                              learn about innovation – February 12, 2020
 
   IISM  Sports School from Mumbai on
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Join our new LinkedIn private group for GSIC Members!

At the GSIC we are continually working on the creation of different opportunities for our members in order to help them grow. This time, after a joint design thinking session held during GSIC Summit on September, we have launched a new private group for GSIC members on LinkedIn to provide a new space where they can share their news, interesting feed for the sports tech ecosystem and reach out to other members for networking. 

If you are a GSIC member, you can join the group on the following link.

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Members Area is available for all GSIC members
All GSIC Members can already access the private Members Area using their unique credentials. Members Area is an intranet, where all the Center’s members can find now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

If you are a GSIC member you can benefit from using this private area where you will find Virtual Meetings, Members catalog, Content shared by members, Working groups, Photos of activities, Microsoft Training, Important documents, Events.
 

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Porsche joins the GSIC as a strategic member
Porsche, the largest sports vehicle manufacturer in the world and the one with the greatest tradition in motorsports is joining the GSIC as a strategic partner looking for support to their area of Esports as well as their new project, Formula E team.

GSIC will develop a program of activities such as working groups, workshops and projects with startups to help Porsche with their digital transformation process by connecting them with the latest technology and disruptive innovation. 

Venuenext is a new GSIC stratgic member
Venuenext is a leader in mobile commerce technology partnering with venues around the world. Our software is used across a range of industries – from sports stadiums and arenas, universities, hospitals, and corporate campuses, to the largest theme parks in the world – adapting to a great variety of business and guest use cases.

The company is a new GSIC strategic member with who we will work on the global promotion for Smart Venues projects, as well as tech scouting to integrate into their solution.

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Pressenger’s ‘bubbles’ are now integrated in Borussia Dortmund oficcial app 
On January 30th, Borussia Dortmund, of the Bundesliga, presented their partnership with GSIC member, Pressenger.

Pressenger has been integrated into the Borussia Dortmund app, which is now able to place highly creative banner images in the Android notification center, as well as image squares on the fans iPhone and Apple watch, gaining their full attention. Users will immediately notice that there is something different in their notification center since the image banners are visually more appealing.

In addition, this tool will also provide a new advertising platform for sponsors or third-parties, allowing the, top flight, German team to monetize mobile push notifications for the first time and give an enhanced presence to the brands with whom they collaborate.

At the moment Borussia Dortmund will utilise Pressenger to send match-day and real-time match results, as well as other specific communications with fan engagement and fan experience purposes

IGOID-Sportec accredites artificial lawn rugby fields according to world rugby approval
From IGOID-SPORTEC SL, spin-off of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, we inform you that since 2019 we have the World Rugby certification as an accredited testing institute for conducting on-site technical tests in artificial grass fields (World homologation Rugby).

In the latter case, from World Rugby and the Spanish Rugby Federation, it is intended that any artificial turf system used for any form of competitive rugby and at any level of play, comply with Regulation 22 itself and with Rugby Turf Performance Specification.

This last document includes a rigorous testing program through which the quality, functionality and surface safety are evaluated, thanks to the use of sophisticated specific equipment and the work of highly qualified technicians. These World Rugby and ENAC tests consist of the performance of tests both on the installed surface and in the laboratory, including shock absorption, vertical deformation, rotational resistance, ball bounce, critical fall height or Product identification, among others. Through them, the interaction of the surface with the player, the interaction of the surface with the ball, the durability and the environmental resistance of the products are valued, promoting the continuous improvement of the artificial turf to meet the needs of the game.

Therefore, IGOID-SPORTEC S.L. and its specialized technicians put at your disposal the quality audit service of the artificial turf fields according to the previous regulations and under the guarantee of ENAC and World Rugby.

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4 GSIC members chosen to the final of Fan XP Challenge finalists

A group of 10 ambitious and forward-thinking startups from around the world have been selected as finalists for the Euroleague Basketball 2020 Fan XP Innovation Challenge.

A jury of global tech business professionals chose the finalists from among 80 aspirants from 17 different countries who applied to meet the challenge’s stated goals of offering solutions to create the best fan experience possible in one of three fields: broadcast-related fan engagement; in-arena fan engagement and/or smart arena solutions; and fan engagement through digital platforms.

watafanPressengerSeatServe,YBVR, all members of the GSIC were among the 10 finalists who presented their projects at 4YFN from February 24 to 26 in Barcelona, Spain.

Each of the 10 finalists made a three-minute pitch to the jury and then fielded questions about their product, their history and their roadmap to profitability. The jury’s deliberation resulted in some close calls with more than half of the companies almost tied in points. In the end, Edisn.ai was the Jury’s Choice winner and SeatServe was celebrated for best pitch.

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BRT United will manage Rhinob’s communication strategy

BRT United, the only Spanish consultant for Sports Communications, has reached an agreement with Rhinob, a Spanish company specializing in sports technology, to lead its communication strategy.

Since last December, BRT manages the corporate and brand communication of this Spanish startups.

BRT United is the only strategic consultant in Spain specialized in the field of Sports Communications and has extensive experience in linking brands, companies and institutions with one of the most powerful social values, sport.

International Events
Coliseum is dedicated towards building the best global community of sports and entertainment venue executives and professionals creating better and more profitable venues. Coliseum facilitates a dialogue between stadiums, arenas, clubs, leagues and experts and enables them to learn from each other while establishing relationships. Coliseum’s digital 365Coliseum Business Center is a vast pool of resources for the stadium and arena industry world-wide.

We will be attending this event together with LaLiga and Real Sociedad sharing Smart Tag project.

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Sportbiz Europe is the meeting point for the sports business sector, with a distinctive stamp of qualified networking, in a casual and inspiring atmosphere. a two-day event in the exciting Barcelona, focused on the hottest topics in the industry, in transformation, innovation and in foreseeing the market’s future.

Get now the Early bird tickets with 50% of discount!

Our Director of Business Development and Innovation, Iñigo Bonilla, will attend this event with a keynote.

Find out more

LEADERSHIP WOMAN FOOTBALL (LWF), is an international event dedicated to the women’s leadership in football, embracing all of the fields: Management, Coaching, Sporting, Legal, and Academic. It is a unique event considering the thematic, location, and universality proposed.

It is a global environment, in which the speakers are in the spotlight. The visitors are able to enjoy a high-level conference about the football industry, participating in a networking exchange in an exclusive environment (inside a football stadium), being a part of the most visible event dedicated to women in football.

With a duration of two days, the congress is held in English and in Spanish, and aims to be a worldwide benchmark of women and football, creating synergies among all the actors in the sector and giving voice and visibility to current issues related to women and football.

Venue with a capacity of 400 people and designed to offer new experiences: +50 speakers and +30 nationalities.

Intended to men and women generally, professionals from the clubs, federations, leagues, institutions, and sports entities, nationally and internationally, or any person interested to be a part of the event and its conferences, as well to all the football lovers.

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets and exhibition booths. 

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Madrid will once again serve as a meeting point for sports professionals in Spain. Global Esport Summit, the great forum for networking, debate and knowledge for the electronic sports ecosystem, will celebrate its second edition on April 1 at Teatro Goya.
 
After the success of the last edition – attended by more than 43 speakers and 600 participants – # GES20 seeks to consolidate itself as the reference sports congress in our country. Under the motto “The Esports Evangelist” it will be a new place to discover news, data

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets.
and trends in the sector and bring together industry leaders and professionals from non-endemic entities interested in it.

Find out more
The third edition of ThinkSport’s international sport and innovation event will take place from 12 to 13 May 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland, and once again offer unique experiences and insights on pressing topics such as eSports, cyber security, human performance, fan engagement, and sustainability, to name just a few.

What to expect at THE SPOT
More than 1000 delegates from over 30 countries from the worlds of sport, academia and business are expected to participate in the event, which will offer a variety of opportunities and experiences: 

  • at the Marketplace and the Demo Zone, you will be able to present and discover brand new products and solutions at stands that will change every day; 
  • a conference and series of workshops in untraditional and engaging formats will help connect you with pioneers in innovation and promote valuable conversations;
  • dozens of young companies will compete in a start-up battle where your vote will go toward crowning the ultimate champion; and
  • numerous networking opportunities will make The SPOT the birthplace of new cross-sector partnerships and projects.
Find out more
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Interested in becoming GSIC Member?
Over 340 entities from 36 countries have already become GSIC members!

Join them and benefit from all our activities: Networking, Virtual Meetings, Working Groups, Business Trips, Innovation Days, Inspiration Days, Co-creation Workshops, participation at startups competitions, attendance to the international events and more.

Fill in the Form on a link below to apply for GSIC Membership.
 

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CamOnApp, TagPay, and Rezzil, winners of Sports Summit Startup Competition

The first edition of the Startup Competition, organized by the Sports Summit Mexico and the Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) powered by Microsoft took place in Mexico DC on February 26 and 27. The members of the jury named unanimously CamOnApp (Argentina / Mexico), Tagpay (United Kingdom / Mexico) and Rezzil (United Kingdom / Costa Rica) the winners of the competition.
 

The competition was launched at the end of January and it was aiming to create a meeting point before, during and after the Sports Summit for Latin American startups and SMEs that are developing innovative solutions applied to the sports industry. The finalists presented their solutions to the public, media and national and international sports entities during the event in México DC on February 27. The projects were evaluated by a jury of the sports industry professionals, among them, our General Manager Iris Cordoba, during pitching and the 3 winners has been defined:

CamOnApp, an immersive technology company that provides customized solutions of Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality so that brands, agencies or advertisers can boost their campaigns, communication, and sales opportunities.

Rezzil, a technology leader, working at the forefront of what is possible and is already in daily use by many UEFA clubs – including the current Champions League winners. Rezzil is a cognitive development platform that offers three main services; analysis, medical and decision making. Their goal is to identify, create and maintain resilient, confident footballers who make the right decisions at the right time.

TAGPAY, a company that was born with the purpose of helping to solve administrative issues within Sports schools. They help Sports schools to simplify their administrative processes through an APP that helps them centralize Communication, Profiles, Assists, and payments. They add an important issue such as security so that parents know their children are safe at school.

The launch of this Startup Competition reinforced the commitment of Sports Summit Mexico 2020 with innovation, Latin American entrepreneurs, investors, and sports entities. As well as all 10 finalists benefited from the visibility during the event and the 3 winners are now new GSIC members with a free membership till the end of this year. 

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Upcoming events
Initiatives for women’s equality in the sports industry – March 10, 09:00
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Virtual Meeting – The winners of the Sports Summit Startups Competition: Latam sports tech market – March 12, 17:00
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Virtual Meeting – The future of 5G technology – March 24, 17:00
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Microsoft for Startups Europe Grand Meeting – March 31, 09:00
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GESx Session 4 – Esports Legal, financial and insurance challenges – February 4

Esports are growing exponentially. However, with the speed at which this market grows, the same level of development in the legal field is required. In this new GESx by GSIC meeting, we talked with different professionals about how to address the various legal and financial aspects as well as how insurers enter Esports and cover the new hobby of the 21st century.

Our panel of experts “Esports legal, financial and insurance challenges” was composed by Rubén Sánchez, Head if Business Development at Mapfre, José Manuel Saco – Head of alianzas digitales en Liberbank, Joaquín Muñoz, Laweyr at Ontier, Patricia Manca, Partner at Tax and Legal Services & Leader of Entertainment & Media at PwC Spain. 

This fourth GESx was the last one from the series of events that have set bases for Global Esports Summit and GSIC to prepare a report on the current situation of the Esports industry that will be presented on April 1 at the Global Esports Summit event in Madrid.

Workshop on opportunities and challenges of Esports – February 6
On February 6, the Advisory Board of the Global Esports Summit and GSIC had held a meeting to set the bases for the special report on the opportunities and challenges of the esports in the next years. 

This report will feature the research and information we’ve gathered during 4 esports events we’ve organized:

  • Esports, Thinking for the future – June 13, 2019, with Evo Holding and Esports Bureau
  • Esports clubs challenges – October 30, 2019, with MadLions, Team Heretics, Vodafone Giants, X6TENCE
  • Esports brands challenges – December 17, 2019, with Mahou, Razer, Fiesta Colombina, Movistar Esports
  • Esports legal, financial and insurance challenges – February 4, 2020, with Ontier, Mapfre and Liberbank
The report will be presented during the Global Esports Summit on April 1 in Madrid. 
 
Virtual Meeting – Making data-driven decisions – February 20
We read about it everywhere. The term ‘big data’ alone has become something of a buzzword in recent times – and for good reason.

By leveraging the wealth of digital insights available at your fingertips and embracing the power of business intelligence, it’s possible to make more informed decisions that will lead to commercial growth, evolution, and an increased bottom line.

This is why, we asked our members IristraceLexim, and Neodata to share their experience and the different way they are working with data in the sports industry in our next Virtual Meeting ‘Making data-driven business decisions’ on Thursday, February 20

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Initiatives for women’s equality in the sports industry – March 10

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, on March 10 at 09:00 we invite you to attend our round table “Initiatives for the equality of women in the sports industry” to which we have invited different sports entities to learn about the initiatives that are being carried out in their organizations to support gender equality in terms of sports practice and job opportunities.

As every year, we want to continue with the initiative of supporting female professionals in our sector and this time we will have the participation from:

The table will be moderated by our General Manager, Iris Córdoba Mondejar.
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Microsoft for Startups Europe is coming to Madrid with a special event for all European startup
On March 31 we will hold a special all-day event in collaboration with Microsoft for Startups Europe who will come again to Madrid to meet all European tech startups!

Come and meet on 1-to-1 meetings Andrew Macadam. Western Europe Managing Director Microsoft for Startups who will share with you all the benefits of this program that delivers the technology, go-to-market, and community benefits needed to catalyze startup success. Thousands of startups from more than 140 countries have connected their game-changing solutions to our enterprise customers. Startups active in this program are on pace to close more than $1 billion in new sales opportunities over the next year alone.

We have also organized special activities for startups during this event. Meet our first special guest GP Bullhound, a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the world’s entrepreneurs and founders.

Register for 1-to-1 meetings here.

See the complete agenda here and don’t miss your opportunity!

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Save the date for GSIC Summit 2020!
After the success of its first edition, GSIC Summit is coming back in 2020!

This year we will gather all the members for one day of conferences, workshops, and working groups on September 22. This will be a great way to meet other members from 36 countries, share your ideas, meet our strategic partners, look for synergies and do a quality networking.

If you want to participate in GSIC Summit as a speaker, you can fill a special form below so we can include you in our content program of the event.

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Microsoft Partner Network programs that will benefit your business
Connect with the largest customer base and marketplace in the industry.
At the GSIC we continue developing our 5th pillar, which as you all know is related to Microsoft Partner Solutions, working closely with Microsoft Sports Team who was supporting the GSIC since its creation in 2015 in all its initiatives and activities, as well as our members’ solutions.

Now, we want to offer you the value of the Microsoft Partner Network, a program designed by Microsoft to enhance technology-based companies’ businesses by facilitating the access to the market, providing free MS technology and services, as well as the power of a network of thousands of partners worldwide.

With Microsoft Partner Network you will have more visibility to the sports industry ecosystem as this will allow you to be included in our MS Sports Solutions Offering, meaning that your solution will be promoted by MS Sports Team to the sports organizations worldwide. Also, you will have priority when participating in some of GSIC’s activities, like Innovation Days, Workshops and Sport Thinkers.

And, above all, you will be provided with a set of:
  • training resources,
  • incentive programs
  • marketing materials
  • access to software for internal use,
  • personalized support.
Microsoft for . Enroll in by completing your company information and start exploring all the resources and possibilities that Microsoft offers. Besides, we can also help you to enroll in this link, by just registering on completely for freeBasic MembershipThere are 4 different models of partnership from which you can choose the one that suits your business the best. You can easily start with the
Startups program that provides companies with free Azure and technical support.

If you have any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact our team for assistance.

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GSIC Best Practices
LaLiga Watch Parties: Coming to the US!
FanWide is LaLiga’s Official Bar Network, bringing exclusive events and watch parties to the United States, starting in March, 2020. We will be starting in eight cities, including New York (NYC), Los Angeles (LA), Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, and Washington DC / Baltimore, with more cities planned!

LaLiga and FanWide will be hosting featured events at the top bars in each of these cities on certain matchdays.  These bars and matchday details will be announced here and added to FanWide.com.  FanWide helps sports organizations manage their bar or pub program to engage their fans during gameday.

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Other activities
   World Football Summit is bringing their               Sports Marketing students from Real 
     interns to GSIC for Inspiration Day –                     Madrid School came to GSIC to
                   February 7, 2020                              learn about innovation – February 12, 2020
 
   IISM  Sports School from Mumbai on
         the visit to  GSIC showroom
              – February 13, 2020        
Join our new LinkedIn private group for GSIC Members!

At the GSIC we are continually working on the creation of different opportunities for our members in order to help them grow. This time, after a joint design thinking session held during GSIC Summit on September, we have launched a new private group for GSIC members on LinkedIn to provide a new space where they can share their news, interesting feed for the sports tech ecosystem and reach out to other members for networking. 

If you are a GSIC member, you can join the group on the following link.

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Members Area is available for all GSIC members
All GSIC Members can already access the private Members Area using their unique credentials. Members Area is an intranet, where all the Center’s members can find now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

If you are a GSIC member you can benefit from using this private area where you will find Virtual Meetings, Members catalog, Content shared by members, Working groups, Photos of activities, Microsoft Training, Important documents, Events.
 

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Porsche joins the GSIC as a strategic member
Porsche, the largest sports vehicle manufacturer in the world and the one with the greatest tradition in motorsports is joining the GSIC as a strategic partner looking for support to their area of Esports as well as their new project, Formula E team.

GSIC will develop a program of activities such as working groups, workshops and projects with startups to help Porsche with their digital transformation process by connecting them with the latest technology and disruptive innovation. 

Venuenext is a new GSIC stratgic member
Venuenext is a leader in mobile commerce technology partnering with venues around the world. Our software is used across a range of industries – from sports stadiums and arenas, universities, hospitals, and corporate campuses, to the largest theme parks in the world – adapting to a great variety of business and guest use cases.

The company is a new GSIC strategic member with who we will work on the global promotion for Smart Venues projects, as well as tech scouting to integrate into their solution.

New members
         Get to know new members who joined the GSIC in February 2020
 
 
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Members News
Pressenger’s ‘bubbles’ are now integrated in Borussia Dortmund oficcial app 
On January 30th, Borussia Dortmund, of the Bundesliga, presented their partnership with GSIC member, Pressenger.

Pressenger has been integrated into the Borussia Dortmund app, which is now able to place highly creative banner images in the Android notification center, as well as image squares on the fans iPhone and Apple watch, gaining their full attention. Users will immediately notice that there is something different in their notification center since the image banners are visually more appealing.

In addition, this tool will also provide a new advertising platform for sponsors or third-parties, allowing the, top flight, German team to monetize mobile push notifications for the first time and give an enhanced presence to the brands with whom they collaborate.

At the moment Borussia Dortmund will utilise Pressenger to send match-day and real-time match results, as well as other specific communications with fan engagement and fan experience purposes

IGOID-Sportec accredites artificial lawn rugby fields according to world rugby approval
From IGOID-SPORTEC SL, spin-off of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, we inform you that since 2019 we have the World Rugby certification as an accredited testing institute for conducting on-site technical tests in artificial grass fields (World homologation Rugby).

In the latter case, from World Rugby and the Spanish Rugby Federation, it is intended that any artificial turf system used for any form of competitive rugby and at any level of play, comply with Regulation 22 itself and with Rugby Turf Performance Specification.

This last document includes a rigorous testing program through which the quality, functionality and surface safety are evaluated, thanks to the use of sophisticated specific equipment and the work of highly qualified technicians. These World Rugby and ENAC tests consist of the performance of tests both on the installed surface and in the laboratory, including shock absorption, vertical deformation, rotational resistance, ball bounce, critical fall height or Product identification, among others. Through them, the interaction of the surface with the player, the interaction of the surface with the ball, the durability and the environmental resistance of the products are valued, promoting the continuous improvement of the artificial turf to meet the needs of the game.

Therefore, IGOID-SPORTEC S.L. and its specialized technicians put at your disposal the quality audit service of the artificial turf fields according to the previous regulations and under the guarantee of ENAC and World Rugby.

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4 GSIC members chosen to the final of Fan XP Challenge finalists

A group of 10 ambitious and forward-thinking startups from around the world have been selected as finalists for the Euroleague Basketball 2020 Fan XP Innovation Challenge.

A jury of global tech business professionals chose the finalists from among 80 aspirants from 17 different countries who applied to meet the challenge’s stated goals of offering solutions to create the best fan experience possible in one of three fields: broadcast-related fan engagement; in-arena fan engagement and/or smart arena solutions; and fan engagement through digital platforms.

watafanPressengerSeatServe,YBVR, all members of the GSIC were among the 10 finalists who presented their projects at 4YFN from February 24 to 26 in Barcelona, Spain.

Each of the 10 finalists made a three-minute pitch to the jury and then fielded questions about their product, their history and their roadmap to profitability. The jury’s deliberation resulted in some close calls with more than half of the companies almost tied in points. In the end, Edisn.ai was the Jury’s Choice winner and SeatServe was celebrated for best pitch.

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BRT United will manage Rhinob’s communication strategy

BRT United, the only Spanish consultant for Sports Communications, has reached an agreement with Rhinob, a Spanish company specializing in sports technology, to lead its communication strategy.

Since last December, BRT manages the corporate and brand communication of this Spanish startups.

BRT United is the only strategic consultant in Spain specialized in the field of Sports Communications and has extensive experience in linking brands, companies and institutions with one of the most powerful social values, sport.

International Events
Coliseum is dedicated towards building the best global community of sports and entertainment venue executives and professionals creating better and more profitable venues. Coliseum facilitates a dialogue between stadiums, arenas, clubs, leagues and experts and enables them to learn from each other while establishing relationships. Coliseum’s digital 365Coliseum Business Center is a vast pool of resources for the stadium and arena industry world-wide.

We will be attending this event together with LaLiga and Real Sociedad sharing Smart Tag project.

Find out more
Sportbiz Europe is the meeting point for the sports business sector, with a distinctive stamp of qualified networking, in a casual and inspiring atmosphere. a two-day event in the exciting Barcelona, focused on the hottest topics in the industry, in transformation, innovation and in foreseeing the market’s future.

Get now the Early bird tickets with 50% of discount!

Our Director of Business Development and Innovation, Iñigo Bonilla, will attend this event with a keynote.

Find out more

LEADERSHIP WOMAN FOOTBALL (LWF), is an international event dedicated to the women’s leadership in football, embracing all of the fields: Management, Coaching, Sporting, Legal, and Academic. It is a unique event considering the thematic, location, and universality proposed.

It is a global environment, in which the speakers are in the spotlight. The visitors are able to enjoy a high-level conference about the football industry, participating in a networking exchange in an exclusive environment (inside a football stadium), being a part of the most visible event dedicated to women in football.

With a duration of two days, the congress is held in English and in Spanish, and aims to be a worldwide benchmark of women and football, creating synergies among all the actors in the sector and giving voice and visibility to current issues related to women and football.

Venue with a capacity of 400 people and designed to offer new experiences: +50 speakers and +30 nationalities.

Intended to men and women generally, professionals from the clubs, federations, leagues, institutions, and sports entities, nationally and internationally, or any person interested to be a part of the event and its conferences, as well to all the football lovers.

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets and exhibition booths. 

Find out more
Madrid will once again serve as a meeting point for sports professionals in Spain. Global Esport Summit, the great forum for networking, debate and knowledge for the electronic sports ecosystem, will celebrate its second edition on April 1 at Teatro Goya.
 
After the success of the last edition – attended by more than 43 speakers and 600 participants – # GES20 seeks to consolidate itself as the reference sports congress in our country. Under the motto “The Esports Evangelist” it will be a new place to discover news, data

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets.
and trends in the sector and bring together industry leaders and professionals from non-endemic entities interested in it.

Find out more
The third edition of ThinkSport’s international sport and innovation event will take place from 12 to 13 May 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland, and once again offer unique experiences and insights on pressing topics such as eSports, cyber security, human performance, fan engagement, and sustainability, to name just a few.

What to expect at THE SPOT
More than 1000 delegates from over 30 countries from the worlds of sport, academia and business are expected to participate in the event, which will offer a variety of opportunities and experiences: 

  • at the Marketplace and the Demo Zone, you will be able to present and discover brand new products and solutions at stands that will change every day; 
  • a conference and series of workshops in untraditional and engaging formats will help connect you with pioneers in innovation and promote valuable conversations;
  • dozens of young companies will compete in a start-up battle where your vote will go toward crowning the ultimate champion; and
  • numerous networking opportunities will make The SPOT the birthplace of new cross-sector partnerships and projects.
Find out more
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Interested in becoming GSIC Member?
Over 340 entities from 36 countries have already become GSIC members!

Join them and benefit from all our activities: Networking, Virtual Meetings, Working Groups, Business Trips, Innovation Days, Inspiration Days, Co-creation Workshops, participation at startups competitions, attendance to the international events and more.

Fill in the Form on a link below to apply for GSIC Membership.
 

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Sports Summit Mexico 2020 and GSIC organize a new startup competition

Sports Summit Mexico and GSIC organize a competition for solutions applied to the sports industry developed by startups located in Latin America

  • The initiative seeks to detect the best technology-based startups in Latin America with solutions applied to the sports industry
  • The 3 winning startups will benefit from 1 year of free membership in the GSIC powered by Microsoft
  • The call will remain open till February 9. The finalists will be announced on February 18 and the 3 winners will be awarded by the jury during Sports Summit Mexico event on February 26 and 27

Sports Summit México 2020 presents its Startup Competition co-organized with the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC). This initiative aims to create a meeting point before, during and after the Sports Summit for Latin American startups and SMEs that are developing innovative solutions applied to the sports industry. The finalists will present their solutions to the public, media and national and international sports entities. The projects will be evaluated by a jury of the sports industry professionals during pitching that will take place at Citibanamex.

The launch of this Startup Competition reinforces the commitment of Sports Summit Mexico 2020 with innovation, Latin American entrepreneurs, investors, and sports entities.

The competition will be open until February 9. The solutions must be applied to the sports industry in its different scenarios, including Team & Player Performance.,Smart Venues, Esports, Business Insights & Analytics, Media, Fan Engagement. 

The application process will conclude in the selection of up to 10 finalists that will be evaluated by a jury composed of experts from the sector, during the event.

The 3 winning companies will receive a free membership in the GSIC until December 31, 2020 with all the services and advantages provided by the center to its ecosystem: networking, participation in activities aimed at innovation and applied research, B2B contacts, visibility in international media and events, among others. The winners will also be interviewed during the event by national and international media.

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Upcoming events
Esports Legal, Financial and Insurance Challenges – February 4, 10:00
On February 4 at 10:00, we will hold the third meeting of our Think Tank organized in collaboration with Global Esports Summit. This time we will host speakers from such companies as LiberbankOntier and Mapfre, to discuss with them the main legal, financial and insurance aspects in Esports currently.   

Don’t miss this session!

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Virtual Meeting – Tracking devices improving team and player performance, February 12, 17:00
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Virtual Meeting – Virtual Reality implementations in the sports industry, February 20, 17:00
Register
Porsche is a new GSIC strategic partner
Porsche, the largest sports vehicle manufacturer in the world and the one with the greatest tradition in motorsports is joining the GSIC as a strategic partner looking for support to their area of Esports as well as their new project, Formula E team.

GSIC will develop a program of activities such as working groups, workshops and projects with startups to help Porsche with their digital transformation process by connecting them with the latest technology and disruptive innovation. 

Virtual Meeting – Smart Stadium applied solutions
On January 14 we held a Virtual Meeting on “Smart Stadium applied solutions”.This VM was the last one from the series of sessions with the winners of the Startup Competition 2019 that we organized together with LaLiga.

Our speakers from Solos and Snaptivity shared their solutions applied to security, anti-piracy and fan engagement at the stadium. They also talked about their experience participating in the Startup Competition 2019 and working on the pilots with LaLiga.

Our members can watch the recording of this session in our private members’ area.

Watch video
Business Meeting with Atlético Nacional de Medellín
On January 15 GSIC organized a Business Meeting with the Colombian sports club Atletico Nacional de Medellin where the club’s representatives were looking for innovative technologies in Fan Engagement and Business Insights areas, focused on membership, loyalty and customer services and 12 GSIC members had an opportunity to present their solutions on online 1-to-1 meetings.

With this initiative, GSIC aims to help sports entities in their digital transformation process and promote our ecosystem of startups and sports technology companies, creating new business opportunities.

GSIC visits ISPO for innovative startups scouting

In the last week of January, the GSIC team has attended the ISPO Munich event that gathered from January 26 to 29 more than 2,800 exhibitors who presented their most innovative products for sport at the Munich Fairgrounds.

ISPO Munich is the world’s largest multi-segment sports industry fair, offering a 360-degree view of the market such as winter sports, Outdoor, Health & Fitness, Urban, Team sports, Vision, Sports Trends, Innovation & Industry Services, Manufacturing & Suppliers.

Our General Manager Iris Córdoba was judging ISPO Brandnew 2020 Overall Winner Pitch where GSIC has offered as a prize for the winner a free membership during this year.

ISPO environment was also a perfect spot to meet the most innovative startups who are working on different smart devices, tracking systems, solutions for performance and wearables that will be joining soon the GSIC network of members in order to work together on improving the value chain of the sports industry.

Save the date for Business trip to Italy!
GSIC is preparing a Business Trip to Italy for its members in order to provide them with opportunity to meet the most relevant sports entities of this country such as AC Milan, FC Inter, AC Roma, RCS Sport, DAZN Italy, CONI, some venture capitals and much more!

This activity will take place on March 3-4 of 2020 ad we will visit two great Italian cities: Rome and Milan.

Pre-register now* and we will share with you more details in the upcoming days.
 
Don’t miss the opportunity!

*The maximum capacity for this trip is 25 companies.

Pre-register
Microsoft for Startups Europe will be back to Madrid with a special event for all european startups
Our collaboration with Microsoft for Startups moves forward and grows to bring you more exciting opportunities! That’s why Microsoft for Startups Europe team will be back to Madrid on March 31 and this time we are inviting startups from all Europe and all industries to attend.
 
We will share with you all the details of this program focused on helping new businesses grow with the support of Microsoft technology as well as introduce new possibilities of funding for your company.

Also, this year, we will hold a parallel agenda of activities for startups to offer you special workshops and introduce you to some of the investment funds.

Don’t miss your opportunity!

Pre-register
Save the date for GSIC Summit 2020!
After the success of its first edition, GSIC Summit is coming back in 2020!

This year we will gather all the members for one day of conferences, workshops, and working groups on September 22. This will be a great way to meet other members from 36 countries, share your ideas, meet our strategic partners, look for synergies and do a quality networking.

Save the date and pre-register now!

Pre-register
Microsoft Partner Network programs that will benefit your business
Connect with the largest customer base and marketplace in the industry.
At the GSIC we continue developing our 5th pillar, which as you all know is related to Microsoft Partner Solutions, working closely with Microsoft Sports Team who was supporting the GSIC since its creation in 2015 in all its initiatives and activities, as well as our members’ solutions.

Now, we want to offer you the value of the Microsoft Partner Network, a program designed by Microsoft to enhance technology-based companies’ businesses by facilitating the access to the market, providing free MS technology and services, as well as the power of a network of thousands of partners worldwide.

With Microsoft Partner Network you will have more visibility to the sports industry ecosystem as this will allow you to be included in our MS Sports Solutions Offering, meaning that your solution will be promoted by MS Sports Team to the sports organizations worldwide. Also, you will have priority when participating in some of GSIC’s activities, like Innovation Days, Workshops and Sport Thinkers.

And, above all, you will be provided with a set of:
  • training resources,
  • incentive programs
  • marketing materials
  • access to software for internal use,
  • personalized support.
Microsoft for . Enroll in by completing your company information and start exploring all the resources and possibilities that Microsoft offers. Besides, we can also help you to enroll in this link, by just registering on completely for freeBasic MembershipThere are 4 different models of partnership from which you can choose the one that suits your business the best. You can easily start with the
Startups program that provides companies with free Azure and technical support.

If you have any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact our team for assistance.

Join the program
GSIC Best Practices
LaLiga to use Sceenic’s Watch Together technology in their OTT platform
Sceenic “Watch Together” software solution for Smart TV and Set Top Box product video
After becoming one of the 10 winners of the Startup Competition 2019, Sceenic´s Watch Together software solution will be integrated into LaLiga’s OTT platform. After the pilot period that was successful, Watch Together will be a feature available for LaLiga Sports TV users, allowing fans to watch together, fulfilling LaLiga’s biggest aim: to build a loyal and strong community.
 
Minerva Santana, Director of Innovation & Global Development at LaLiga, expressed that “in order to remain leaders” they need to be able to anticipate “the new models of fan engagement and forms of audio-visual content consumption that are supported by technologies such as Sceenic’s Watch Together”.

This technology will enable the growth of their subscribers and penetration rate, most importantly, be the first choice for fans looking into online sports entertainment.

Jonathan Williams, COO at Sceenic is confident about what this new partnership brings to the table: “During the past few years all our efforts have been focused in the European market, working along cable operators, broadcasters and telcos, and most recently we started working in the U.S. market as well bringing a new vision to the company that also allowed us to open our offering to the Middle East and Oceania. Working with LaLiga is taking Sceenic to a whole new level, as the potential reaches a global scale, we are talking about billions of potential users for our technology. This certainly is a big challenge for us as a company, as we will be enabling people all over the world to come together around their biggest passions, and this definitely puts a huge smile on our faces.”

Other activities
   Students from Manchester University in           Ramon Llull University  Master’s in Sports 
Indiana are visiting GSIC for Inspiration Day –      Management students came to GSIC to
                     January 7, 2020                              learn about innovation – January 21, 2020
 
    EAE Business School on the visit to
    GSIC showroom – January 29, 2020        
Join our new LinkedIn private group for GSIC Members!

At the GSIC we are continually working on the creation of different opportunities for our members in order to help them grow. This time, after a joint design thinking session held during GSIC Summit on September, we have launched a new private group for GSIC members on LinkedIn to provide a new space where they can share their news, interesting feed for the sports tech ecosystem and reach out to other members for networking. 

If you are a GSIC member, you can join the group on the following link.

Join LinkedIn Group
Members Area is available for all GSIC members
All GSIC Members can already access the private Members Area using their unique credentials. Members Area is an intranet, where all the Center’s members can find now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

If you are a GSIC member you can benefit from using this private area where you will find Virtual Meetings, Members catalog, Content shared by members, Working groups, Photos of activities, Microsoft Training, Important documents, Events.
 

Members Area
New members
         Get to know new members who joined the GSIC in January 2020
Discover new members
Members News
The MEDIAPRO Group installs VAR in Paraguay
The MEDIAPRO Group has been entrusted with the installation of Video Assistant Referee technology (VAR) in Paraguay, where January 16th saw the first round of games of the 2020 First Division (APF) season get underway. The deal sees the Group provide services for the next three seasons 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The First Division features 280 matches, with two games every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. MEDIAPRO will provide coverage of the six games every weekend with 3 OB vans operated by two technical directors, four certified International Football Association Board (IFAB) operators and two productions technicians. The MEDIAPRO staff have been testing the technology in the lead-up to the start of the season and have satisfied all the demands of the Paraguayan Football Association, as well as holding all the corresponding international certifications for the correct use of the video technology.

In addition to Paraguay, where MEDIAPRO acquired the broadcast rights for matches involving the Paraguay national team until 2022, the Group also provides services for the leagues in Chile, Mexico as well as other countries in Latin America, the UAE, Greece, Kuwait, Morocco and Portugal. 

Read More
Dynamic ranking of the income of Brazilian clubs
More recently, there has been

For a long time, Sao Paulo and Internacional led the Brazilian market. Corinthians has evolved a lot since 2009, leading for some years.
$ 1.5 billion) per year.US data, Brazilian clubs generate almost R$ 6 billion (Sports ValueAccording to rapid growth of Palmeiras that led the market in 2018.

In 2019, it will invoice more than R$ 830 million (US$ 197 million) and lead the Brazilian market with ease.

This is the dynamic ranking of the income of Brazilian clubs between 2003-2018, in R$ million.
Read More
Real Madrid Next, innovation and future for Real Madrid
Activities will start in the area of e-health with the first Congress of Medicine and Science applied to Sport in March 2020.
Real Madrid C. F., with the aim of remaining sports industry leaders as well as social and economic leaders, has launched Real Madrid Next.
Real Madrid Next is the new brand for innovation at Real Madrid, with the collaboration of start-ups and companies looking for better performance, features and sporting and economic strength of Real Madrid, as well as making the most of what those involved with the club have to offer.
Real Madrid Next will look at six key areas: e-health, performance, fan engagement, audio-visual content generation, cybersecurity, and technological and social infrastructures. We look for excellence and the best technological advances possible, which helps to create our own, exclusive tools adapted to our way of working. We want better results in every area of the club and in particular, the sporting area, digital transformation and globalization of the entire organization.
Real Madrid Next will start its activities in the area of e-health with the I Congress of Medicine and Science applied to Sport in March 2020. It will be an event where key global experts in sports medicine, as well as people from institutions, industries, sports entities, and top-level universities associated with the sector, will all feature.
NBN23 finalizes a new round of 2.5 million euros to boost its expansion in the US
NBN23 seeks more economic muscle to boost its business in the United States. The Valencian technology company has opened a round with which it hopes to raise 2.5 million euros, which will be used to strengthen its equipment and finance the expansion of Nagi, its swimming software, in the North American market. The capital increase has started during the first days of January and has already aroused the interest of different professional investors.

The round opened in the first days of the year and the first contacts with businessmen and personalities of the basketball sector are still being made. “We have received interest from several investment funds, but we are also looking for private investors,” tells Javier Bosch, CEO of the company.

The executive says that it is an exceptional situation, motivated solely by the rapid expansion of Nagi in the United States, especially at the hands of the YMCA centers. By 2020, NBN23 expects to equip at least one hundred pools of this giant of sports facilities, which has 3,500 centers in this country and more than 7,000 worldwide.

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Inauguration of UAX Fitness Center: #SéUnPro
This infrastructure, located on the Villanueva university campus, is the largest of those available in Madrid universities and one of the great bets of the UAX to become a national reference in Sports Science. This was explained during the inauguration

Joana Pastrana, three-time champion of the boxing world; Javier Ángel Balboa, former Real Madrid soccer player; and Gonzalo Serrano, professional cyclist of the Caja Rural team; These are some of the relevant figures from the world of sport that have accompanied us this morning at the launch of the new UAX gym: the UAX Fitness Center.

Relevant figures from the world of sports have gathered at the Alfonso X el Sabio University to present the new UAX gym in society. In parallel, the university celebrates the UAX Fitness Day, offering free collective classes until 6:00 pm at the facilities of the new gym.the director of the Sports Area, Raúl Notario Alonso, who has referred to the strategic alliances that are being sealed with the best allies in the sports field to achieve this goal. 

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Stadium surveillance system from ECSA Group
Grupo ECSA made the design, provision and installation of the video surveillance security system for the new space that the Club Atletico Boca Juniors opened for the Customer Service and Culture Department offices.
 

The installation has fixed cameras, PTZ domes
and access control equipment, which is integrated into the Stadium security system.

The Igoid Group develops the “ACTIVE HEALTH” protocol in the city of Quintanar de la Orden to 400 child athletes.
he City Quintanar de la Orden, aware of the importance of the health of its children and youth population that sports in the Sports Schools, has reached a collaboration agreement with IGOID-SPORTEC (spin-off of the University of Castilla- La Mancha) for the implementation of the ACTIVE HEALTH SPORTEC Protocol to the members of the Sports Schools in their different modalities.

This Protocol seeks to perform a sports health survey that includes several tests, including a measurement of the percentage of fat and muscle mass, the assessment of physical condition through tests of strength and endurance, balance and postural control with pressure platform and respiratory capacity by spirometry. In addition, a simple evaluation of eating and nutritional habits will also be included.

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More info about Active Sporthealth
International Events
Sports Summit México will be back on February 26 and 27 in Mexico city!

One of the biggest sports industry events in LATAM will bring together the industry’s stakeholders again to discuss its main topics: fan engagement, anti-piracy, innovative technologies, digital transformation, and much more.

Our General Manager Iris Cordoba will be attending this event with a keynote.

Find out more
Sportbiz Europe is the meeting point for the sports business sector, with a distinctive stamp of qualified networking, in a casual and inspiring atmosphere. a two-day event in the exciting Barcelona, focused on the hottest topics in the industry, in transformation, innovation and in foreseeing the market’s future.

Get now the Early bird tickets with 50% of discount!

Our Director of Business Development and Innovation, Iñigo Bonilla, will attend this event with a keynote.

Find out more

LEADERSHIP WOMAN FOOTBALL (LWF), arises out of the need of promoting the leadership and visibility of women in every area of football: decision-making, management, technical, sporting, legal and academic.

Our platform: LWF, is a global tool to share Know-how with every stakeholder of the football world supporting gender diversity. Our congress, Leadership Congress for Women in Football, has become an international reference and is LWF’s main event.

Unique atmosphere, inside a football stadium.

It will bring together the most influential people in the world of football, through a get together that has a structure designed especially to promote the leadership of women in football.

Space with a capacity of 400 people and designed to offer new experiences: +50 speakers and +30 nationalities

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets and exhibition booths. 

Find out more
Madrid will once again serve as a meeting point for sports professionals in Spain. Global Esport Summit, the great forum for networking, debate and knowledge for the electronic sports ecosystem, will celebrate its second edition on April 1 at Teatro Goya.
 
After the success of the last edition – attended by more than 43 speakers and 600 participants – # GES20 seeks to consolidate itself as the reference sports congress in our country. Under the motto “The Esports Evangelist” it will be a new place to discover news, data

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets.
and trends in the sector and bring together industry leaders and professionals from non-endemic entities interested in it.

Find out more
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Join them and benefit from all our activities: Networking, Virtual Meetings, Working Groups, Business Trips, Innovation Days, Inspiration Days, Co-creation Workshops, participation at startups competitions, attendance to the international events and more.

Fill in the Form on a link below to apply for GSIC Membership.
 

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Sports Summit Mexico 2020 and GSIC organize a new startup competition

Sports Summit Mexico and GSIC organize a competition for solutions applied to the sports industry developed by startups located in Latin America

  • The initiative seeks to detect the best technology-based startups in Latin America with solutions applied to the sports industry
  • The 3 winning startups will benefit from 1 year of free membership in the GSIC powered by Microsoft
  • The call will remain open till February 9. The finalists will be announced on February 18 and the 3 winners will be awarded by the jury during Sports Summit Mexico event on February 26 and 27

Sports Summit México 2020 presents its Startup Competition co-organized with the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC). This initiative aims to create a meeting point before, during and after the Sports Summit for Latin American startups and SMEs that are developing innovative solutions applied to the sports industry. The finalists will present their solutions to the public, media and national and international sports entities. The projects will be evaluated by a jury of the sports industry professionals during pitching that will take place at Citibanamex.

The launch of this Startup Competition reinforces the commitment of Sports Summit Mexico 2020 with innovation, Latin American entrepreneurs, investors, and sports entities.

The competition will be open until February 9. The solutions must be applied to the sports industry in its different scenarios, including Team & Player Performance.,Smart Venues, Esports, Business Insights & Analytics, Media, Fan Engagement. 

The application process will conclude in the selection of up to 10 finalists that will be evaluated by a jury composed of experts from the sector, during the event.

The 3 winning companies will receive a free membership in the GSIC until December 31, 2020 with all the services and advantages provided by the center to its ecosystem: networking, participation in activities aimed at innovation and applied research, B2B contacts, visibility in international media and events, among others. The winners will also be interviewed during the event by national and international media.

Apply
Upcoming events
Esports Legal, Financial and Insurance Challenges – February 4, 10:00
On February 4 at 10:00, we will hold the third meeting of our Think Tank organized in collaboration with Global Esports Summit. This time we will host speakers from such companies as LiberbankOntier and Mapfre, to discuss with them the main legal, financial and insurance aspects in Esports currently.   

Don’t miss this session!

Register
 
Virtual Meeting – Tracking devices improving team and player performance, February 12, 17:00
Register
 
Virtual Meeting – Virtual Reality implementations in the sports industry, February 20, 17:00
Register
Porsche is a new GSIC strategic partner
Porsche, the largest sports vehicle manufacturer in the world and the one with the greatest tradition in motorsports is joining the GSIC as a strategic partner looking for support to their area of Esports as well as their new project, Formula E team.

GSIC will develop a program of activities such as working groups, workshops and projects with startups to help Porsche with their digital transformation process by connecting them with the latest technology and disruptive innovation. 

Virtual Meeting – Smart Stadium applied solutions
On January 14 we held a Virtual Meeting on “Smart Stadium applied solutions”.This VM was the last one from the series of sessions with the winners of the Startup Competition 2019 that we organized together with LaLiga.

Our speakers from Solos and Snaptivity shared their solutions applied to security, anti-piracy and fan engagement at the stadium. They also talked about their experience participating in the Startup Competition 2019 and working on the pilots with LaLiga.

Our members can watch the recording of this session in our private members’ area.

Watch video
Business Meeting with Atlético Nacional de Medellín
On January 15 GSIC organized a Business Meeting with the Colombian sports club Atletico Nacional de Medellin where the club’s representatives were looking for innovative technologies in Fan Engagement and Business Insights areas, focused on membership, loyalty and customer services and 12 GSIC members had an opportunity to present their solutions on online 1-to-1 meetings.

With this initiative, GSIC aims to help sports entities in their digital transformation process and promote our ecosystem of startups and sports technology companies, creating new business opportunities.

GSIC visits ISPO for innovative startups scouting

In the last week of January, the GSIC team has attended the ISPO Munich event that gathered from January 26 to 29 more than 2,800 exhibitors who presented their most innovative products for sport at the Munich Fairgrounds.

ISPO Munich is the world’s largest multi-segment sports industry fair, offering a 360-degree view of the market such as winter sports, Outdoor, Health & Fitness, Urban, Team sports, Vision, Sports Trends, Innovation & Industry Services, Manufacturing & Suppliers.

Our General Manager Iris Córdoba was judging ISPO Brandnew 2020 Overall Winner Pitch where GSIC has offered as a prize for the winner a free membership during this year.

ISPO environment was also a perfect spot to meet the most innovative startups who are working on different smart devices, tracking systems, solutions for performance and wearables that will be joining soon the GSIC network of members in order to work together on improving the value chain of the sports industry.

Save the date for Business trip to Italy!
GSIC is preparing a Business Trip to Italy for its members in order to provide them with opportunity to meet the most relevant sports entities of this country such as AC Milan, FC Inter, AC Roma, RCS Sport, DAZN Italy, CONI, some venture capitals and much more!

This activity will take place on March 3-4 of 2020 ad we will visit two great Italian cities: Rome and Milan.

Pre-register now* and we will share with you more details in the upcoming days.
 
Don’t miss the opportunity!

*The maximum capacity for this trip is 25 companies.

Pre-register
Microsoft for Startups Europe will be back to Madrid with a special event for all european startups
Our collaboration with Microsoft for Startups moves forward and grows to bring you more exciting opportunities! That’s why Microsoft for Startups Europe team will be back to Madrid on March 31 and this time we are inviting startups from all Europe and all industries to attend.
 
We will share with you all the details of this program focused on helping new businesses grow with the support of Microsoft technology as well as introduce new possibilities of funding for your company.

Also, this year, we will hold a parallel agenda of activities for startups to offer you special workshops and introduce you to some of the investment funds.

Don’t miss your opportunity!

Pre-register
Save the date for GSIC Summit 2020!
After the success of its first edition, GSIC Summit is coming back in 2020!

This year we will gather all the members for one day of conferences, workshops, and working groups on September 22. This will be a great way to meet other members from 36 countries, share your ideas, meet our strategic partners, look for synergies and do a quality networking.

Save the date and pre-register now!

Pre-register
Microsoft Partner Network programs that will benefit your business
Connect with the largest customer base and marketplace in the industry.
At the GSIC we continue developing our 5th pillar, which as you all know is related to Microsoft Partner Solutions, working closely with Microsoft Sports Team who was supporting the GSIC since its creation in 2015 in all its initiatives and activities, as well as our members’ solutions.

Now, we want to offer you the value of the Microsoft Partner Network, a program designed by Microsoft to enhance technology-based companies’ businesses by facilitating the access to the market, providing free MS technology and services, as well as the power of a network of thousands of partners worldwide.

With Microsoft Partner Network you will have more visibility to the sports industry ecosystem as this will allow you to be included in our MS Sports Solutions Offering, meaning that your solution will be promoted by MS Sports Team to the sports organizations worldwide. Also, you will have priority when participating in some of GSIC’s activities, like Innovation Days, Workshops and Sport Thinkers.

And, above all, you will be provided with a set of:
  • training resources,
  • incentive programs
  • marketing materials
  • access to software for internal use,
  • personalized support.
Microsoft for . Enroll in by completing your company information and start exploring all the resources and possibilities that Microsoft offers. Besides, we can also help you to enroll in this link, by just registering on completely for freeBasic MembershipThere are 4 different models of partnership from which you can choose the one that suits your business the best. You can easily start with the
Startups program that provides companies with free Azure and technical support.

If you have any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact our team for assistance.

Join the program
GSIC Best Practices
LaLiga to use Sceenic’s Watch Together technology in their OTT platform
Sceenic “Watch Together” software solution for Smart TV and Set Top Box product video
After becoming one of the 10 winners of the Startup Competition 2019, Sceenic´s Watch Together software solution will be integrated into LaLiga’s OTT platform. After the pilot period that was successful, Watch Together will be a feature available for LaLiga Sports TV users, allowing fans to watch together, fulfilling LaLiga’s biggest aim: to build a loyal and strong community.
 
Minerva Santana, Director of Innovation & Global Development at LaLiga, expressed that “in order to remain leaders” they need to be able to anticipate “the new models of fan engagement and forms of audio-visual content consumption that are supported by technologies such as Sceenic’s Watch Together”.

This technology will enable the growth of their subscribers and penetration rate, most importantly, be the first choice for fans looking into online sports entertainment.

Jonathan Williams, COO at Sceenic is confident about what this new partnership brings to the table: “During the past few years all our efforts have been focused in the European market, working along cable operators, broadcasters and telcos, and most recently we started working in the U.S. market as well bringing a new vision to the company that also allowed us to open our offering to the Middle East and Oceania. Working with LaLiga is taking Sceenic to a whole new level, as the potential reaches a global scale, we are talking about billions of potential users for our technology. This certainly is a big challenge for us as a company, as we will be enabling people all over the world to come together around their biggest passions, and this definitely puts a huge smile on our faces.”

Other activities
   Students from Manchester University in           Ramon Llull University  Master’s in Sports 
Indiana are visiting GSIC for Inspiration Day –      Management students came to GSIC to
                     January 7, 2020                              learn about innovation – January 21, 2020
 
    EAE Business School on the visit to
    GSIC showroom – January 29, 2020        
Join our new LinkedIn private group for GSIC Members!

At the GSIC we are continually working on the creation of different opportunities for our members in order to help them grow. This time, after a joint design thinking session held during GSIC Summit on September, we have launched a new private group for GSIC members on LinkedIn to provide a new space where they can share their news, interesting feed for the sports tech ecosystem and reach out to other members for networking. 

If you are a GSIC member, you can join the group on the following link.

Join LinkedIn Group
Members Area is available for all GSIC members
All GSIC Members can already access the private Members Area using their unique credentials. Members Area is an intranet, where all the Center’s members can find now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

If you are a GSIC member you can benefit from using this private area where you will find Virtual Meetings, Members catalog, Content shared by members, Working groups, Photos of activities, Microsoft Training, Important documents, Events.
 

Members Area
New members
         Get to know new members who joined the GSIC in January 2020
Discover new members
Members News
The MEDIAPRO Group installs VAR in Paraguay
The MEDIAPRO Group has been entrusted with the installation of Video Assistant Referee technology (VAR) in Paraguay, where January 16th saw the first round of games of the 2020 First Division (APF) season get underway. The deal sees the Group provide services for the next three seasons 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The First Division features 280 matches, with two games every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. MEDIAPRO will provide coverage of the six games every weekend with 3 OB vans operated by two technical directors, four certified International Football Association Board (IFAB) operators and two productions technicians. The MEDIAPRO staff have been testing the technology in the lead-up to the start of the season and have satisfied all the demands of the Paraguayan Football Association, as well as holding all the corresponding international certifications for the correct use of the video technology.

In addition to Paraguay, where MEDIAPRO acquired the broadcast rights for matches involving the Paraguay national team until 2022, the Group also provides services for the leagues in Chile, Mexico as well as other countries in Latin America, the UAE, Greece, Kuwait, Morocco and Portugal. 

Read More
Dynamic ranking of the income of Brazilian clubs
More recently, there has been

For a long time, Sao Paulo and Internacional led the Brazilian market. Corinthians has evolved a lot since 2009, leading for some years.
$ 1.5 billion) per year.US data, Brazilian clubs generate almost R$ 6 billion (Sports ValueAccording to rapid growth of Palmeiras that led the market in 2018.

In 2019, it will invoice more than R$ 830 million (US$ 197 million) and lead the Brazilian market with ease.

This is the dynamic ranking of the income of Brazilian clubs between 2003-2018, in R$ million.
Read More
Real Madrid Next, innovation and future for Real Madrid
Activities will start in the area of e-health with the first Congress of Medicine and Science applied to Sport in March 2020.
Real Madrid C. F., with the aim of remaining sports industry leaders as well as social and economic leaders, has launched Real Madrid Next.
Real Madrid Next is the new brand for innovation at Real Madrid, with the collaboration of start-ups and companies looking for better performance, features and sporting and economic strength of Real Madrid, as well as making the most of what those involved with the club have to offer.
Real Madrid Next will look at six key areas: e-health, performance, fan engagement, audio-visual content generation, cybersecurity, and technological and social infrastructures. We look for excellence and the best technological advances possible, which helps to create our own, exclusive tools adapted to our way of working. We want better results in every area of the club and in particular, the sporting area, digital transformation and globalization of the entire organization.
Real Madrid Next will start its activities in the area of e-health with the I Congress of Medicine and Science applied to Sport in March 2020. It will be an event where key global experts in sports medicine, as well as people from institutions, industries, sports entities, and top-level universities associated with the sector, will all feature.
NBN23 finalizes a new round of 2.5 million euros to boost its expansion in the US
NBN23 seeks more economic muscle to boost its business in the United States. The Valencian technology company has opened a round with which it hopes to raise 2.5 million euros, which will be used to strengthen its equipment and finance the expansion of Nagi, its swimming software, in the North American market. The capital increase has started during the first days of January and has already aroused the interest of different professional investors.

The round opened in the first days of the year and the first contacts with businessmen and personalities of the basketball sector are still being made. “We have received interest from several investment funds, but we are also looking for private investors,” tells Javier Bosch, CEO of the company.

The executive says that it is an exceptional situation, motivated solely by the rapid expansion of Nagi in the United States, especially at the hands of the YMCA centers. By 2020, NBN23 expects to equip at least one hundred pools of this giant of sports facilities, which has 3,500 centers in this country and more than 7,000 worldwide.

Read More
Inauguration of UAX Fitness Center: #SéUnPro
This infrastructure, located on the Villanueva university campus, is the largest of those available in Madrid universities and one of the great bets of the UAX to become a national reference in Sports Science. This was explained during the inauguration

Joana Pastrana, three-time champion of the boxing world; Javier Ángel Balboa, former Real Madrid soccer player; and Gonzalo Serrano, professional cyclist of the Caja Rural team; These are some of the relevant figures from the world of sport that have accompanied us this morning at the launch of the new UAX gym: the UAX Fitness Center.

Relevant figures from the world of sports have gathered at the Alfonso X el Sabio University to present the new UAX gym in society. In parallel, the university celebrates the UAX Fitness Day, offering free collective classes until 6:00 pm at the facilities of the new gym.the director of the Sports Area, Raúl Notario Alonso, who has referred to the strategic alliances that are being sealed with the best allies in the sports field to achieve this goal. 

Read More
Stadium surveillance system from ECSA Group
Grupo ECSA made the design, provision and installation of the video surveillance security system for the new space that the Club Atletico Boca Juniors opened for the Customer Service and Culture Department offices.
 

The installation has fixed cameras, PTZ domes
and access control equipment, which is integrated into the Stadium security system.

The Igoid Group develops the “ACTIVE HEALTH” protocol in the city of Quintanar de la Orden to 400 child athletes.
he City Quintanar de la Orden, aware of the importance of the health of its children and youth population that sports in the Sports Schools, has reached a collaboration agreement with IGOID-SPORTEC (spin-off of the University of Castilla- La Mancha) for the implementation of the ACTIVE HEALTH SPORTEC Protocol to the members of the Sports Schools in their different modalities.

This Protocol seeks to perform a sports health survey that includes several tests, including a measurement of the percentage of fat and muscle mass, the assessment of physical condition through tests of strength and endurance, balance and postural control with pressure platform and respiratory capacity by spirometry. In addition, a simple evaluation of eating and nutritional habits will also be included.

Read More
More info about Active Sporthealth
International Events
Sports Summit México will be back on February 26 and 27 in Mexico city!

One of the biggest sports industry events in LATAM will bring together the industry’s stakeholders again to discuss its main topics: fan engagement, anti-piracy, innovative technologies, digital transformation, and much more.

Our General Manager Iris Cordoba will be attending this event with a keynote.

Find out more
Sportbiz Europe is the meeting point for the sports business sector, with a distinctive stamp of qualified networking, in a casual and inspiring atmosphere. a two-day event in the exciting Barcelona, focused on the hottest topics in the industry, in transformation, innovation and in foreseeing the market’s future.

Get now the Early bird tickets with 50% of discount!

Our Director of Business Development and Innovation, Iñigo Bonilla, will attend this event with a keynote.

Find out more

LEADERSHIP WOMAN FOOTBALL (LWF), arises out of the need of promoting the leadership and visibility of women in every area of football: decision-making, management, technical, sporting, legal and academic.

Our platform: LWF, is a global tool to share Know-how with every stakeholder of the football world supporting gender diversity. Our congress, Leadership Congress for Women in Football, has become an international reference and is LWF’s main event.

Unique atmosphere, inside a football stadium.

It will bring together the most influential people in the world of football, through a get together that has a structure designed especially to promote the leadership of women in football.

Space with a capacity of 400 people and designed to offer new experiences: +50 speakers and +30 nationalities

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets and exhibition booths. 

Find out more
Madrid will once again serve as a meeting point for sports professionals in Spain. Global Esport Summit, the great forum for networking, debate and knowledge for the electronic sports ecosystem, will celebrate its second edition on April 1 at Teatro Goya.
 
After the success of the last edition – attended by more than 43 speakers and 600 participants – # GES20 seeks to consolidate itself as the reference sports congress in our country. Under the motto “The Esports Evangelist” it will be a new place to discover news, data

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets.
and trends in the sector and bring together industry leaders and professionals from non-endemic entities interested in it.

Find out more
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Sports Summit Mexico 2020 and GSIC organize a new startup competition

Sports Summit Mexico and GSIC organize a competition for solutions applied to the sports industry developed by startups located in Latin America

  • The initiative seeks to detect the best technology-based startups in Latin America with solutions applied to the sports industry
  • The 3 winning startups will benefit from 1 year of free membership in the GSIC powered by Microsoft
  • The call will remain open till February 9. The finalists will be announced on February 18 and the 3 winners will be awarded by the jury during Sports Summit Mexico event on February 26 and 27

Sports Summit México 2020 presents its Startup Competition co-organized with the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC). This initiative aims to create a meeting point before, during and after the Sports Summit for Latin American startups and SMEs that are developing innovative solutions applied to the sports industry. The finalists will present their solutions to the public, media and national and international sports entities. The projects will be evaluated by a jury of the sports industry professionals during pitching that will take place at Citibanamex.

The launch of this Startup Competition reinforces the commitment of Sports Summit Mexico 2020 with innovation, Latin American entrepreneurs, investors, and sports entities.

The competition will be open until February 9. The solutions must be applied to the sports industry in its different scenarios, including Team & Player Performance.,Smart Venues, Esports, Business Insights & Analytics, Media, Fan Engagement. 

The application process will conclude in the selection of up to 10 finalists that will be evaluated by a jury composed of experts from the sector, during the event.

The 3 winning companies will receive a free membership in the GSIC until December 31, 2020, with all the services and advantages provided by the center to its ecosystem: networking, participation in activities aimed at innovation and applied research, B2B contacts, visibility in international media and events, among others. The winners will also be interviewed during the event by national and international media.

Apply
Upcoming events
Esports Legal, Financial and Insurance Challenges – February 4, 10:00
On February 4 at 10:00, we will hold the third meeting of our Think Tank organized in collaboration with Global Esports Summit. This time we will host speakers from such companies as LiberbankOntier, and Mapfre, to discuss with them the main legal, financial and insurance aspects in Esports currently.   

Don’t miss this session!

Register
 
Virtual Meeting – Tracking devices improving team and player performance, February 12, 17:00
Register
 
Virtual Meeting – Virtual Reality implementations in the sports industry, February 20, 17:00
Register
Virtual Meeting – Smart Stadium applied solutions
On January 14 we held a Virtual Meeting on “Smart Stadium applied solutions”.This VM was the last one from the series of sessions with the winners of the Startup Competition 2019 that we organized together with LaLiga.

Our speakers from Solos and Snaptivity shared their solutions applied to security, anti-piracy and fan engagement at the stadium. They also talked about their experience participating in the Startup Competition 2019 and working on the pilots with LaLiga.

Our members can watch the recording of this session in our private members’ area.

Watch video
Business Meeting with Atlético Nacional de Medellín
On January 15 GSIC organized a Business Meeting with the Colombian sports club Atletico Nacional de Medellin where the club’s representatives were looking for innovative technologies in Fan Engagement and Business Insights areas, focused on membership, loyalty and customer services, and 12 of GSIC members had an opportunity to present their solutions on online 1-to-1 meetings.

With this initiative, GSIC aims to help sports entities in their digital transformation process and promote our ecosystem of startups and sports technology companies, creating new business opportunities.

GSIC visits ISPO for innovative startups scouting

In the last week of January, the GSIC team has attended the ISPO Munich event that gathered from January 26 to 29 more than 2,800 exhibitors who presented their most innovative products for sport at the Munich Fairgrounds.

ISPO Munich is the world’s largest multi-segment sports industry fair, offering a 360-degree view of the market such as winter sports, Outdoor, Health & Fitness, Urban, Team sports, Vision, Sports Trends, Innovation & Industry Services, Manufacturing & Suppliers.

Our General Manager Iris Córdoba was judging ISPO Brandnew 2020 Overall Winner Pitch where GSIC has offered as a prize for the winner a free membership during this year.

ISPO environment was also a perfect spot to meet the most innovative startups who are working on different smart devices, tracking systems, solutions for performance and wearables that will be joining soon the GSIC network of members in order to work together on improving the value chain of the sports industry.

Save the date for Business trip to Italy!
GSIC is preparing a Business Trip to Italy for its members in order to provide them with opportunity to meet the most relevant sports entities of this country such as FIGC, AC Milan, FC Inter, AC Roma, RCS Sport, DAZN Italy, Sky, Milano Cortina, CONI, Endeavor Italy, Instituto per Credito Sportivo, some venture capitals and much more!
In the upcoming days we will be announcing more entities and companies who you will meet in this trip!

Besides, we will make introductions with venture capitalists, 3 business angels, business consultants and legal advisors.

Also, in Milan we will count on participation of:
Sebastian Lancestremere – Sports Industry Managing Director at Microsoft Corp
Barbara Cominelli – COO, Marketing and Operations Director, Microsoft Italy.

And during both days we will be accompanied by our ambassador in Italy, Francesco Anesi who is helping us to arrange the agenda and logistics.

We remind you that the service of organizing this activity has the following costs:
  • 300€* for GSIC members**
  • 600€* for non-members**
*Please notice that travel, meals, and accommodation expenses are NOT included in this price. Although GSIC might be providing all the attendees with 1 lunch.
** There CAN be more than 1 representative per company attending. The second representative of the company will get 50% discount.

To make sure that you will be having productive 1-to-1 meetings and quality networking, we can only admit 20 members and 5 non-members to this trip. For this reason, kindly ask you to send us the final confirmation of your attendance by next Friday, February 7. Don’t miss the opportunity!

Pre-register
Microsoft for Startups Europe will be back to Madrid with a special event for all european startups
Our collaboration with Microsoft for Startups moves forward and grows to bring you more exciting opportunities! That’s why Microsoft for Startups Europe team will be back to Madrid on March 31 and this time we are inviting startups from all Europe and all industries to attend.
 
We will share with you all the details of this program focused on helping new businesses grow with the support of Microsoft technology as well as introduce new possibilities of funding for your company.

Also, this year, we will hold a parallel agenda of activities for startups to offer you special workshops and introduce you to some of the investment funds.

Don’t miss your opportunity!

Pre-register
Save the date for GSIC Summit 2020!
After the success of its first edition, GSIC Summit is coming back in 2020!

This year we will gather all the members for one day of conferences, workshops, and working groups on September 22. This will be a great way to meet other members from 36 countries, share your ideas, meet our strategic partners, look for synergies and do a quality networking.

Save the date and pre-register now!

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Microsoft Partner Network programs that will benefit your business
Connect with the largest customer base and marketplace in the industry.
At the GSIC we continue developing our 5th pillar, which as you all know is related to Microsoft Partner Solutions, working closely with Microsoft Sports Team who was supporting the GSIC since its creation in 2015 in all its initiatives and activities, as well as our members’ solutions.

Now, we want to offer you the value of the Microsoft Partner Network, a program designed by Microsoft to enhance technology-based companies’ businesses by facilitating the access to the market, providing free MS technology and services, as well as the power of a network of thousands of partners worldwide.

With Microsoft Partner Network you will have more visibility to the sports industry ecosystem as this will allow you to be included in our MS Sports Solutions Offering, meaning that your solution will be promoted by MS Sports Team to the sports organizations worldwide. Also, you will have priority when participating in some of GSIC’s activities, like Innovation Days, Workshops and Sport Thinkers.

And, above all, you will be provided with a set of:
  • training resources,
  • incentive programs
  • marketing materials
  • access to software for internal use,
  • personalized support.
Microsoft for . Enroll in by completing your company information and start exploring all the resources and possibilities that Microsoft offers. Besides, we can also help you to enroll in this link, by just registering on completely for freeBasic MembershipThere are 4 different models of partnership from which you can choose the one that suits your business the best. You can easily start with the
Startups program that provides companies with free Azure and technical support.

If you have any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact our team for assistance.

Join the program
GSIC Best Practices
LaLiga to use Sceenic’s Watch Together technology in their OTT platform
Sceenic “Watch Together” software solution for Smart TV and Set Top Box product video
After becoming one of the 10 winners of the Startup Competition 2019, Sceenic´s Watch Together software solution will be integrated into LaLiga’s OTT platform. After the pilot period that was successful, Watch Together will be a feature available for LaLiga Sports TV users, allowing fans to watch together, fulfilling LaLiga’s biggest aim: to build a loyal and strong community.
 
Minerva Santana, Director of Innovation & Global Development at LaLiga, expressed that “in order to remain leaders” they need to be able to anticipate “the new models of fan engagement and forms of audio-visual content consumption that are supported by technologies such as Sceenic’s Watch Together”.

This technology will enable the growth of their subscribers and penetration rate, most importantly, be the first choice for fans looking into online sports entertainment.

Jonathan Williams, COO at Sceenic is confident about what this new partnership brings to the table: “During the past few years all our efforts have been focused in the European market, working along cable operators, broadcasters and telcos, and most recently we started working in the U.S. market as well bringing a new vision to the company that also allowed us to open our offering to the Middle East and Oceania. Working with LaLiga is taking Sceenic to a whole new level, as the potential reaches a global scale, we are talking about billions of potential users for our technology. This certainly is a big challenge for us as a company, as we will be enabling people all over the world to come together around their biggest passions, and this definitely puts a huge smile on our faces.”

Other activities
   Students from Manchester University in           Ramon Llull University  Master’s in Sports 
Indiana are visiting GSIC for Inspiration Day –      Management students came to GSIC to
                     January 7, 2020                              learn about innovation – January 21, 2020
 
    EAE Business School on the visit to
    GSIC showroom – January 29, 2020        
Join our new LinkedIn private group for GSIC Members!

At the GSIC we are continually working on the creation of different opportunities for our members in order to help them grow. This time, after a joint design thinking session held during GSIC Summit on September, we have launched a new private group for GSIC members on LinkedIn to provide a new space where they can share their news, interesting feed for the sports tech ecosystem and reach out to other members for networking. 

If you are a GSIC member, you can join the group on the following link.

Join LinkedIn Group
Members Area is available for all GSIC members
All GSIC Members can already access the private Members Area using their unique credentials. Members Area is an intranet, where all the Center’s members can find now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

If you are a GSIC member you can benefit from using this private area where you will find Virtual Meetings, Members catalog, Content shared by members, Working groups, Photos of activities, Microsoft Training, Important documents, Events.
 

Members Area
New members
         Get to know new members who joined the GSIC in January 2020
Discover new members
Members News
The MEDIAPRO Group installs VAR in Paraguay
The MEDIAPRO Group has been entrusted with the installation of Video Assistant Referee technology (VAR) in Paraguay, where January 16th saw the first round of games of the 2020 First Division (APF) season get underway. The deal sees the Group provide services for the next three seasons 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The First Division features 280 matches, with two games every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. MEDIAPRO will provide coverage of the six games every weekend with 3 OB vans operated by two technical directors, four certified International Football Association Board (IFAB) operators and two productions technicians. The MEDIAPRO staff have been testing the technology in the lead-up to the start of the season and have satisfied all the demands of the Paraguayan Football Association, as well as holding all the corresponding international certifications for the correct use of the video technology.

In addition to Paraguay, where MEDIAPRO acquired the broadcast rights for matches involving the Paraguay national team until 2022, the Group also provides services for the leagues in Chile, Mexico as well as other countries in Latin America, the UAE, Greece, Kuwait, Morocco and Portugal. 

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Dynamic ranking of the income of Brazilian clubs
More recently, there has been

For a long time, Sao Paulo and Internacional led the Brazilian market. Corinthians has evolved a lot since 2009, leading for some years.
$ 1.5 billion) per year.US data, Brazilian clubs generate almost R$ 6 billion (Sports ValueAccording to rapid growth of Palmeiras that led the market in 2018.

In 2019, it will invoice more than R$ 830 million (US$ 197 million) and lead the Brazilian market with ease.

This is the dynamic ranking of the income of Brazilian clubs between 2003-2018, in R$ million.
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Real Madrid Next, innovation and future for Real Madrid
Activities will start in the area of e-health with the first Congress of Medicine and Science applied to Sport in March 2020.
Real Madrid C. F., with the aim of remaining sports industry leaders as well as social and economic leaders, has launched Real Madrid Next.
Real Madrid Next is the new brand for innovation at Real Madrid, with the collaboration of start-ups and companies looking for better performance, features and sporting and economic strength of Real Madrid, as well as making the most of what those involved with the club have to offer.
Real Madrid Next will look at six key areas: e-health, performance, fan engagement, audio-visual content generation, cybersecurity, and technological and social infrastructures. We look for excellence and the best technological advances possible, which helps to create our own, exclusive tools adapted to our way of working. We want better results in every area of the club and in particular, the sporting area, digital transformation and globalization of the entire organization.
Real Madrid Next will start its activities in the area of e-health with the I Congress of Medicine and Science applied to Sport in March 2020. It will be an event where key global experts in sports medicine, as well as people from institutions, industries, sports entities, and top-level universities associated with the sector, will all feature.
NBN23 finalizes a new round of 2.5 million euros to boost its expansion in the US
NBN23 seeks more economic muscle to boost its business in the United States. The Valencian technology company has opened a round with which it hopes to raise 2.5 million euros, which will be used to strengthen its equipment and finance the expansion of Nagi, its swimming software, in the North American market. The capital increase has started during the first days of January and has already aroused the interest of different professional investors.

The round opened in the first days of the year and the first contacts with businessmen and personalities of the basketball sector are still being made. “We have received interest from several investment funds, but we are also looking for private investors,” tells Javier Bosch, CEO of the company.

The executive says that it is an exceptional situation, motivated solely by the rapid expansion of Nagi in the United States, especially at the hands of the YMCA centers. By 2020, NBN23 expects to equip at least one hundred pools of this giant of sports facilities, which has 3,500 centers in this country and more than 7,000 worldwide.

Read More
Inauguration of UAX Fitness Center: #SéUnPro
This infrastructure, located on the Villanueva university campus, is the largest of those available in Madrid universities and one of the great bets of the UAX to become a national reference in Sports Science. This was explained during the inauguration

Joana Pastrana, three-time champion of the boxing world; Javier Ángel Balboa, former Real Madrid soccer player; and Gonzalo Serrano, professional cyclist of the Caja Rural team; These are some of the relevant figures from the world of sport that have accompanied us this morning at the launch of the new UAX gym: the UAX Fitness Center.

Relevant figures from the world of sports have gathered at the Alfonso X el Sabio University to present the new UAX gym in society. In parallel, the university celebrates the UAX Fitness Day, offering free collective classes until 6:00 pm at the facilities of the new gym.the director of the Sports Area, Raúl Notario Alonso, who has referred to the strategic alliances that are being sealed with the best allies in the sports field to achieve this goal. 

Read More
Stadium surveillance system from ECSA Group
Grupo ECSA made the design, provision and installation of the video surveillance security system for the new space that the Club Atletico Boca Juniors opened for the Customer Service and Culture Department offices.
 

The installation has fixed cameras, PTZ domes
and access control equipment, which is integrated into the Stadium security system.

The Igoid Group develops the “ACTIVE HEALTH” protocol in the city of Quintanar de la Orden to 400 child athletes.
he City Quintanar de la Orden, aware of the importance of the health of its children and youth population that sports in the Sports Schools, has reached a collaboration agreement with IGOID-SPORTEC (spin-off of the University of Castilla- La Mancha) for the implementation of the ACTIVE HEALTH SPORTEC Protocol to the members of the Sports Schools in their different modalities.

This Protocol seeks to perform a sports health survey that includes several tests, including a measurement of the percentage of fat and muscle mass, the assessment of physical condition through tests of strength and endurance, balance and postural control with pressure platform and respiratory capacity by spirometry. In addition, a simple evaluation of eating and nutritional habits will also be included.

Read More
More info about Active Sporthealth
International Events
Sports Summit México will be back on February 26 and 27 in Mexico city!

One of the biggest sports industry events in LATAM will bring together the industry’s stakeholders again to discuss its main topics: fan engagement, anti-piracy, innovative technologies, digital transformation, and much more.

Our General Manager Iris Cordoba will be attending this event with a keynote.

Find out more
Sportbiz Europe is the meeting point for the sports business sector, with a distinctive stamp of qualified networking, in a casual and inspiring atmosphere. a two-day event in the exciting Barcelona, focused on the hottest topics in the industry, in transformation, innovation and in foreseeing the market’s future.

Get now the Early bird tickets with 50% of discount!

Our Director of Business Development and Innovation, Iñigo Bonilla, will attend this event with a keynote.

Find out more

LEADERSHIP WOMAN FOOTBALL (LWF), arises out of the need of promoting the leadership and visibility of women in every area of football: decision-making, management, technical, sporting, legal and academic.

Our platform: LWF, is a global tool to share Know-how with every stakeholder of the football world supporting gender diversity. Our congress, Leadership Congress for Women in Football, has become an international reference and is LWF’s main event.

Unique atmosphere, inside a football stadium.

It will bring together the most influential people in the world of football, through a get together that has a structure designed especially to promote the leadership of women in football.

Space with a capacity of 400 people and designed to offer new experiences: +50 speakers and +30 nationalities

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets and exhibition booths. 

Find out more
Madrid will once again serve as a meeting point for sports professionals in Spain. Global Esport Summit, the great forum for networking, debate and knowledge for the electronic sports ecosystem, will celebrate its second edition on April 1 at Teatro Goya.
 
After the success of the last edition – attended by more than 43 speakers and 600 participants – # GES20 seeks to consolidate itself as the reference sports congress in our country. Under the motto “The Esports Evangelist” it will be a new place to discover news, data

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets.
and trends in the sector and bring together industry leaders and professionals from non-endemic entities interested in it.

Find out more
Become a member!
Interested in becoming GSIC Member?
Over 340 entities from 37 countries have already become GSIC members!

Join them and benefit from all our activities: Networking, Virtual Meetings, Working Groups, Business Trips, Innovation Days, Inspiration Days, Co-creation Workshops, participation at startups competitions, attendance to the international events and more.

Fill in the Form on a link below to apply for GSIC Membership.
 

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Sports Summit Mexico 2020 and GSIC organize a new startup competition

Sports Summit Mexico and GSIC organize a competition for solutions applied to the sports industry developed by startups located in Latin America

  • The initiative seeks to detect the best technology-based startups in Latin America with solutions applied to the sports industry
  • The 3 winning startups will benefit from 1 year of free membership in the GSIC powered by Microsoft
  • The call will remain open till February 9. The finalists will be announced on February 18 and the 3 winners will be awarded by the jury during Sports Summit Mexico event on February 26 and 27

Sports Summit México 2020 presents its Startup Competition co-organized with the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC). This initiative aims to create a meeting point before, during and after the Sports Summit for Latin American startups and SMEs that are developing innovative solutions applied to the sports industry. The finalists will present their solutions to the public, media and national and international sports entities. The projects will be evaluated by a jury of the sports industry professionals during pitching that will take place at Citibanamex.

The launch of this Startup Competition reinforces the commitment of Sports Summit Mexico 2020 with innovation, Latin American entrepreneurs, investors, and sports entities.

The competition will be open until February 9. The solutions must be applied to the sports industry in its different scenarios, including Team & Player Performance.,Smart Venues, Esports, Business Insights & Analytics, Media, Fan Engagement. 

The application process will conclude in the selection of up to 10 finalists that will be evaluated by a jury composed of experts from the sector, during the event.

The 3 winning companies will receive a free membership in the GSIC until December 31, 2020, with all the services and advantages provided by the center to its ecosystem: networking, participation in activities aimed at innovation and applied research, B2B contacts, visibility in international media and events, among others. The winners will also be interviewed during the event by national and international media.

Apply
Upcoming events
Esports Legal, Financial and Insurance Challenges – February 4, 10:00
On February 4 at 10:00, we will hold the third meeting of our Think Tank organized in collaboration with Global Esports Summit. This time we will host speakers from such companies as LiberbankOntier, and Mapfre, to discuss with them the main legal, financial and insurance aspects in Esports currently.   

Don’t miss this session!

Register
 
Virtual Meeting – Tracking devices improving team and player performance, February 12, 17:00
Register
 
Virtual Meeting – Virtual Reality implementations in the sports industry, February 20, 17:00
Register
Virtual Meeting – Smart Stadium applied solutions
On January 14 we held a Virtual Meeting on “Smart Stadium applied solutions”.This VM was the last one from the series of sessions with the winners of the Startup Competition 2019 that we organized together with LaLiga.

Our speakers from Solos and Snaptivity shared their solutions applied to security, anti-piracy and fan engagement at the stadium. They also talked about their experience participating in the Startup Competition 2019 and working on the pilots with LaLiga.

Our members can watch the recording of this session in our private members’ area.

Watch video
Business Meeting with Atlético Nacional de Medellín
On January 15 GSIC organized a Business Meeting with the Colombian sports club Atletico Nacional de Medellin where the club’s representatives were looking for innovative technologies in Fan Engagement and Business Insights areas, focused on membership, loyalty and customer services, and 12 of GSIC members had an opportunity to present their solutions on online 1-to-1 meetings.

With this initiative, GSIC aims to help sports entities in their digital transformation process and promote our ecosystem of startups and sports technology companies, creating new business opportunities.

GSIC visits ISPO for innovative startups scouting

In the last week of January, the GSIC team has attended the ISPO Munich event that gathered from January 26 to 29 more than 2,800 exhibitors who presented their most innovative products for sport at the Munich Fairgrounds.

ISPO Munich is the world’s largest multi-segment sports industry fair, offering a 360-degree view of the market such as winter sports, Outdoor, Health & Fitness, Urban, Team sports, Vision, Sports Trends, Innovation & Industry Services, Manufacturing & Suppliers.

Our General Manager Iris Córdoba was judging ISPO Brandnew 2020 Overall Winner Pitch where GSIC has offered as a prize for the winner a free membership during this year.

ISPO environment was also a perfect spot to meet the most innovative startups who are working on different smart devices, tracking systems, solutions for performance and wearables that will be joining soon the GSIC network of members in order to work together on improving the value chain of the sports industry.

Save the date for Business trip to Italy!
GSIC is preparing a Business Trip to Italy for its members in order to provide them with opportunity to meet the most relevant sports entities of this country such as FIGC, AC Milan, FC Inter, AC Roma, RCS Sport, DAZN Italy, Sky, Milano Cortina, CONI, Endeavor Italy, Instituto per Credito Sportivo, some venture capitals and much more!
In the upcoming days we will be announcing more entities and companies who you will meet in this trip!

Besides, we will make introductions with venture capitalists, 3 business angels, business consultants and legal advisors.

Also, in Milan we will count on participation of:
Sebastian Lancestremere – Sports Industry Managing Director at Microsoft Corp
Barbara Cominelli – COO, Marketing and Operations Director, Microsoft Italy.

And during both days we will be accompanied by our ambassador in Italy, Francesco Anesi who is helping us to arrange the agenda and logistics.

We remind you that the service of organizing this activity has the following costs:
  • 300€* for GSIC members**
  • 600€* for non-members**
*Please notice that travel, meals, and accommodation expenses are NOT included in this price. Although GSIC might be providing all the attendees with 1 lunch.
** There CAN be more than 1 representative per company attending. The second representative of the company will get 50% discount.

To make sure that you will be having productive 1-to-1 meetings and quality networking, we can only admit 20 members and 5 non-members to this trip. For this reason, kindly ask you to send us the final confirmation of your attendance by next Friday, February 7. Don’t miss the opportunity!

Pre-register
Microsoft for Startups Europe will be back to Madrid with a special event for all european startups
Our collaboration with Microsoft for Startups moves forward and grows to bring you more exciting opportunities! That’s why Microsoft for Startups Europe team will be back to Madrid on March 31 and this time we are inviting startups from all Europe and all industries to attend.
 
We will share with you all the details of this program focused on helping new businesses grow with the support of Microsoft technology as well as introduce new possibilities of funding for your company.

Also, this year, we will hold a parallel agenda of activities for startups to offer you special workshops and introduce you to some of the investment funds.

Don’t miss your opportunity!

Pre-register
Save the date for GSIC Summit 2020!
After the success of its first edition, GSIC Summit is coming back in 2020!

This year we will gather all the members for one day of conferences, workshops, and working groups on September 22. This will be a great way to meet other members from 36 countries, share your ideas, meet our strategic partners, look for synergies and do a quality networking.

Save the date and pre-register now!

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Microsoft Partner Network programs that will benefit your business
Connect with the largest customer base and marketplace in the industry.
At the GSIC we continue developing our 5th pillar, which as you all know is related to Microsoft Partner Solutions, working closely with Microsoft Sports Team who was supporting the GSIC since its creation in 2015 in all its initiatives and activities, as well as our members’ solutions.

Now, we want to offer you the value of the Microsoft Partner Network, a program designed by Microsoft to enhance technology-based companies’ businesses by facilitating the access to the market, providing free MS technology and services, as well as the power of a network of thousands of partners worldwide.

With Microsoft Partner Network you will have more visibility to the sports industry ecosystem as this will allow you to be included in our MS Sports Solutions Offering, meaning that your solution will be promoted by MS Sports Team to the sports organizations worldwide. Also, you will have priority when participating in some of GSIC’s activities, like Innovation Days, Workshops and Sport Thinkers.

And, above all, you will be provided with a set of:
  • training resources,
  • incentive programs
  • marketing materials
  • access to software for internal use,
  • personalized support.
Microsoft for . Enroll in by completing your company information and start exploring all the resources and possibilities that Microsoft offers. Besides, we can also help you to enroll in this link, by just registering on completely for freeBasic MembershipThere are 4 different models of partnership from which you can choose the one that suits your business the best. You can easily start with the
Startups program that provides companies with free Azure and technical support.

If you have any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact our team for assistance.

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GSIC Best Practices
LaLiga to use Sceenic’s Watch Together technology in their OTT platform
Sceenic “Watch Together” software solution for Smart TV and Set Top Box product video
After becoming one of the 10 winners of the Startup Competition 2019, Sceenic´s Watch Together software solution will be integrated into LaLiga’s OTT platform. After the pilot period that was successful, Watch Together will be a feature available for LaLiga Sports TV users, allowing fans to watch together, fulfilling LaLiga’s biggest aim: to build a loyal and strong community.
 
Minerva Santana, Director of Innovation & Global Development at LaLiga, expressed that “in order to remain leaders” they need to be able to anticipate “the new models of fan engagement and forms of audio-visual content consumption that are supported by technologies such as Sceenic’s Watch Together”.

This technology will enable the growth of their subscribers and penetration rate, most importantly, be the first choice for fans looking into online sports entertainment.

Jonathan Williams, COO at Sceenic is confident about what this new partnership brings to the table: “During the past few years all our efforts have been focused in the European market, working along cable operators, broadcasters and telcos, and most recently we started working in the U.S. market as well bringing a new vision to the company that also allowed us to open our offering to the Middle East and Oceania. Working with LaLiga is taking Sceenic to a whole new level, as the potential reaches a global scale, we are talking about billions of potential users for our technology. This certainly is a big challenge for us as a company, as we will be enabling people all over the world to come together around their biggest passions, and this definitely puts a huge smile on our faces.”

Other activities
   Students from Manchester University in           Ramon Llull University  Master’s in Sports 
Indiana are visiting GSIC for Inspiration Day –      Management students came to GSIC to
                     January 7, 2020                              learn about innovation – January 21, 2020
 
    EAE Business School on the visit to
    GSIC showroom – January 29, 2020        
Join our new LinkedIn private group for GSIC Members!

At the GSIC we are continually working on the creation of different opportunities for our members in order to help them grow. This time, after a joint design thinking session held during GSIC Summit on September, we have launched a new private group for GSIC members on LinkedIn to provide a new space where they can share their news, interesting feed for the sports tech ecosystem and reach out to other members for networking. 

If you are a GSIC member, you can join the group on the following link.

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Members Area is available for all GSIC members
All GSIC Members can already access the private Members Area using their unique credentials. Members Area is an intranet, where all the Center’s members can find now more information about each other, share their content and get exclusive news from GSIC and its members.

If you are a GSIC member you can benefit from using this private area where you will find Virtual Meetings, Members catalog, Content shared by members, Working groups, Photos of activities, Microsoft Training, Important documents, Events.
 

Members Area
New members
         Get to know new members who joined the GSIC in January 2020
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Members News
The MEDIAPRO Group installs VAR in Paraguay
The MEDIAPRO Group has been entrusted with the installation of Video Assistant Referee technology (VAR) in Paraguay, where January 16th saw the first round of games of the 2020 First Division (APF) season get underway. The deal sees the Group provide services for the next three seasons 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The First Division features 280 matches, with two games every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. MEDIAPRO will provide coverage of the six games every weekend with 3 OB vans operated by two technical directors, four certified International Football Association Board (IFAB) operators and two productions technicians. The MEDIAPRO staff have been testing the technology in the lead-up to the start of the season and have satisfied all the demands of the Paraguayan Football Association, as well as holding all the corresponding international certifications for the correct use of the video technology.

In addition to Paraguay, where MEDIAPRO acquired the broadcast rights for matches involving the Paraguay national team until 2022, the Group also provides services for the leagues in Chile, Mexico as well as other countries in Latin America, the UAE, Greece, Kuwait, Morocco and Portugal. 

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Dynamic ranking of the income of Brazilian clubs
More recently, there has been

For a long time, Sao Paulo and Internacional led the Brazilian market. Corinthians has evolved a lot since 2009, leading for some years.
$ 1.5 billion) per year.US data, Brazilian clubs generate almost R$ 6 billion (Sports ValueAccording to rapid growth of Palmeiras that led the market in 2018.

In 2019, it will invoice more than R$ 830 million (US$ 197 million) and lead the Brazilian market with ease.

This is the dynamic ranking of the income of Brazilian clubs between 2003-2018, in R$ million.
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Real Madrid Next, innovation and future for Real Madrid
Activities will start in the area of e-health with the first Congress of Medicine and Science applied to Sport in March 2020.
Real Madrid C. F., with the aim of remaining sports industry leaders as well as social and economic leaders, has launched Real Madrid Next.
Real Madrid Next is the new brand for innovation at Real Madrid, with the collaboration of start-ups and companies looking for better performance, features and sporting and economic strength of Real Madrid, as well as making the most of what those involved with the club have to offer.
Real Madrid Next will look at six key areas: e-health, performance, fan engagement, audio-visual content generation, cybersecurity, and technological and social infrastructures. We look for excellence and the best technological advances possible, which helps to create our own, exclusive tools adapted to our way of working. We want better results in every area of the club and in particular, the sporting area, digital transformation and globalization of the entire organization.
Real Madrid Next will start its activities in the area of e-health with the I Congress of Medicine and Science applied to Sport in March 2020. It will be an event where key global experts in sports medicine, as well as people from institutions, industries, sports entities, and top-level universities associated with the sector, will all feature.
NBN23 finalizes a new round of 2.5 million euros to boost its expansion in the US
NBN23 seeks more economic muscle to boost its business in the United States. The Valencian technology company has opened a round with which it hopes to raise 2.5 million euros, which will be used to strengthen its equipment and finance the expansion of Nagi, its swimming software, in the North American market. The capital increase has started during the first days of January and has already aroused the interest of different professional investors.

The round opened in the first days of the year and the first contacts with businessmen and personalities of the basketball sector are still being made. “We have received interest from several investment funds, but we are also looking for private investors,” tells Javier Bosch, CEO of the company.

The executive says that it is an exceptional situation, motivated solely by the rapid expansion of Nagi in the United States, especially at the hands of the YMCA centers. By 2020, NBN23 expects to equip at least one hundred pools of this giant of sports facilities, which has 3,500 centers in this country and more than 7,000 worldwide.

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Inauguration of UAX Fitness Center: #SéUnPro
This infrastructure, located on the Villanueva university campus, is the largest of those available in Madrid universities and one of the great bets of the UAX to become a national reference in Sports Science. This was explained during the inauguration

Joana Pastrana, three-time champion of the boxing world; Javier Ángel Balboa, former Real Madrid soccer player; and Gonzalo Serrano, professional cyclist of the Caja Rural team; These are some of the relevant figures from the world of sport that have accompanied us this morning at the launch of the new UAX gym: the UAX Fitness Center.

Relevant figures from the world of sports have gathered at the Alfonso X el Sabio University to present the new UAX gym in society. In parallel, the university celebrates the UAX Fitness Day, offering free collective classes until 6:00 pm at the facilities of the new gym.the director of the Sports Area, Raúl Notario Alonso, who has referred to the strategic alliances that are being sealed with the best allies in the sports field to achieve this goal. 

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Stadium surveillance system from ECSA Group
Grupo ECSA made the design, provision and installation of the video surveillance security system for the new space that the Club Atletico Boca Juniors opened for the Customer Service and Culture Department offices.
 

The installation has fixed cameras, PTZ domes
and access control equipment, which is integrated into the Stadium security system.

The Igoid Group develops the “ACTIVE HEALTH” protocol in the city of Quintanar de la Orden to 400 child athletes.
he City Quintanar de la Orden, aware of the importance of the health of its children and youth population that sports in the Sports Schools, has reached a collaboration agreement with IGOID-SPORTEC (spin-off of the University of Castilla- La Mancha) for the implementation of the ACTIVE HEALTH SPORTEC Protocol to the members of the Sports Schools in their different modalities.

This Protocol seeks to perform a sports health survey that includes several tests, including a measurement of the percentage of fat and muscle mass, the assessment of physical condition through tests of strength and endurance, balance and postural control with pressure platform and respiratory capacity by spirometry. In addition, a simple evaluation of eating and nutritional habits will also be included.

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More info about Active Sporthealth
International Events
Sports Summit México will be back on February 26 and 27 in Mexico city!

One of the biggest sports industry events in LATAM will bring together the industry’s stakeholders again to discuss its main topics: fan engagement, anti-piracy, innovative technologies, digital transformation, and much more.

Our General Manager Iris Cordoba will be attending this event with a keynote.

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Sportbiz Europe is the meeting point for the sports business sector, with a distinctive stamp of qualified networking, in a casual and inspiring atmosphere. a two-day event in the exciting Barcelona, focused on the hottest topics in the industry, in transformation, innovation and in foreseeing the market’s future.

Get now the Early bird tickets with 50% of discount!

Our Director of Business Development and Innovation, Iñigo Bonilla, will attend this event with a keynote.

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LEADERSHIP WOMAN FOOTBALL (LWF), arises out of the need of promoting the leadership and visibility of women in every area of football: decision-making, management, technical, sporting, legal and academic.

Our platform: LWF, is a global tool to share Know-how with every stakeholder of the football world supporting gender diversity. Our congress, Leadership Congress for Women in Football, has become an international reference and is LWF’s main event.

Unique atmosphere, inside a football stadium.

It will bring together the most influential people in the world of football, through a get together that has a structure designed especially to promote the leadership of women in football.

Space with a capacity of 400 people and designed to offer new experiences: +50 speakers and +30 nationalities

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets and exhibition booths. 

Find out more
Madrid will once again serve as a meeting point for sports professionals in Spain. Global Esport Summit, the great forum for networking, debate and knowledge for the electronic sports ecosystem, will celebrate its second edition on April 1 at Teatro Goya.
 
After the success of the last edition – attended by more than 43 speakers and 600 participants – # GES20 seeks to consolidate itself as the reference sports congress in our country. Under the motto “The Esports Evangelist” it will be a new place to discover news, data

GSIC members will be provided with special discounts for tickets.
and trends in the sector and bring together industry leaders and professionals from non-endemic entities interested in it.

Find out more
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Dear GSIC Members,
 
2019 was a remarkable year of growth and changes for us, and we at the GSIC powered by Microsoft appreciate having you as a part of our network. We want to thank all of you who are renewing the membership from year to year, and we also appreciate the trust of those members who have just joined our family in the beginning of the year.
In 2019, 67 organizations decided to become new GSIC members in order to get involved in the digital transformation processes of the sports industry. Our network keeps on growing. We are delighted to have members from over 36 countries and are even more excited to have welcomed Brazil, Cayman Island, Colombia, Ecuador, Monaco, and Uruguay as new countries to our map. 
We have increased the volume of our activity due to many new members this past year. This gave us an opportunity to have more people working in GSIC team.
We are convinced that 2020 will be even more exciting!
 That being said, safe the first date for 2020 already! Join us on September 21 and 22 at our GSIC Summit 2020 which will take place in Madrid, Spain. Register now using this form.

 
Also, 2020 with GSIC will bring you:

  • New Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023 with new services and activities
  • Microsoft Sports Partners’ Solution Portfolio, which MS Sports team will promote directly to the sports entities they are working with
  • Business Trip to Italy in February that will bring you an opportunity to meet the main sports entities of this country
  • A network of ambassadors who will help us to promote GSIC and our members in different countries
  • Collaboration projects with sports clubs to help you become their technology providers
  • Activities focused on helping you to receive investment
  • GSIC app to provide you with a new platform for internal communication
  • Opportunity to celebrate an opening of a GSIC satellite in another continent
  • New editions of Sport Thinkers in different kind of sports
  • Series of promotional interviews with our members,  in collaboration with Sports Summit México who are helping us to produce new video content
  • Collaborations with Spanish and international media to give you visibility on a global scale

These and more initiatives such as social media promotion, new GSIC reports, new Working Groups, discounts for the main industry events are waiting for you in this upcoming year!

Without any doubt, our 2019 was full of exciting challenges, opportunities and opened us new horizons, that’s why we hope to keep you on our team for 2020. Remember that you will receive an E-Mail to confirm the renewal of your membership fee at the beginning of January.
 
Last, but not least, we are happy to share with you our new corporate video that was created thanks to your support and collaboration. Especially we want to thanks our members from Sports Summit México who had produced this piece!

 
As always, we are continuing to improve all our activities in order to deliver you the best services and help you achieve the next level. And we will never stop repeating that the success of the GSIC is the success of our members!

We wish you a very happy holidays and we hope you all will have an amazing 2020!

Kind regards,

 
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Dear GSIC Members,
 
2019 was a remarkable year of growth and changes for us, and we at the GSIC powered by Microsoft appreciate having you as a part of our network. We want to thank all of you who are renewing the membership from year to year, and we also appreciate the trust of those members who have just joined our family in the beginning of the year.
In 2019, 67 organizations decided to become new GSIC members in order to get involved in the digital transformation processes of the sports industry. Our network keeps on growing. We are delighted to have members from over 36 countries and are even more excited to have welcomed Brazil, Cayman Island, Colombia, Ecuador, Monaco, and Uruguay as new countries to our map. 
We have increased the volume of our activity due to many new members this past year. This gave us an opportunity to have more people working in GSIC team.
We are convinced that 2020 will be even more exciting!
 That being said, safe the first date for 2020 already! Join us on September 21 and 22 at our GSIC Summit 2020 which will take place in Madrid, Spain. Register now using this form.

 
Also, 2020 with GSIC will bring you:

  • New Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023 with new services and activities
  • Microsoft Sports Partners’ Solution Portfolio, which MS Sports team will promote directly to the sports entities they are working with
  • Business Trip to Italy in February that will bring you an opportunity to meet the main sports entities of this country
  • A network of ambassadors who will help us to promote GSIC and our members in different countries
  • Collaboration projects with sports clubs to help you become their technology providers
  • Activities focused on helping you to receive investment
  • GSIC app to provide you with a new platform for internal communication
  • Opportunity to celebrate an opening of a GSIC satellite in another continent
  • New editions of Sport Thinkers in different kind of sports
  • Series of promotional interviews with our members,  in collaboration with Sports Summit México who are helping us to produce new video content
  • Collaborations with Spanish and international media to give you visibility on a global scale

These and more initiatives such as social media promotion, new GSIC reports, new Working Groups, discounts for the main industry events are waiting for you in this upcoming year!

Without any doubt, our 2019 was full of exciting challenges, opportunities and opened us new horizons, that’s why we hope to keep you on our team for 2020. Remember that you will receive an E-Mail to confirm the renewal of your membership fee at the beginning of January.
 
Last, but not least, we are happy to share with you our new corporate video that was created thanks to your support and collaboration. Especially we want to thanks our members from Sports Summit México who had produced this piece!

 
As always, we are continuing to improve all our activities in order to deliver you the best services and help you achieve the next level. And we will never stop repeating that the success of the GSIC is the success of our members!

We wish you a very happy holidays and we hope you all will have an amazing 2020!

Kind regards,

 
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