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Professionalisation of sport organisations in focus of upcoming EASM conferenceProfessionalisation of sport organisations in focus of upcoming EASM conference

MindMaze acquires Gait Up to add motion analysis to its VR platformMindMaze acquires Gait Up to add motion analysis to its VR platform

14.08.2017 MindMaze acquires Gait Up to add motion analysis to its VR platform

Two Lausanne based start-ups recently joined forces to transport human movement in all its dynamic range to virtual worlds: MindMaze, a company building next-generation human-machine interactions through neuro-virtual and augmented reality (AR) technology, announced a strategic investment to acquire Gait Up, makers of clinical-grade motion algorithms used in healthcare and by elite athletics. The investment pairs Gait Up’s miniaturised motion measurement and analysis technology and team with MindMaze’s neurotechnology platform to bring advanced movement classification and analysis to enhance human performance.


Get involved with MONTREUX ACROBATIES!Get involved with MONTREUX ACROBATIES!

10.08.2017 Get involved with MONTREUX ACROBATIES!

Next month, Montreux will host the first ever acrobatic sports event which will feature hundreds of the world’s best acrobats in more than 30 disciplines in one place. MONTREUX ACROBATIES will take place from 23 to 24 September 2017 and visitors will see spectacular performances in gymnastics, freestyle, air, water, martial arts, dance and circus – all downtown from the Eurotel to the Market Square. The public will also be invited to test their own acrobatic skills on various occasions!


ThinkSport’s job platform directs you to more than 80 offersThinkSport’s job platform directs you to more than 80 offers

03.08.2017 ThinkSport’s job platform directs you to more than 80 offers

In line with ThinkSport’s ambition to act as a one-stop-shop for any professional looking for information and expertise in the sport sector, thinksport.org also provides a dedicated section with respective job opportunities. Currently the platform features more than 80 sports-related jobs across Switzerland, posted by national and international players from the different sectors within ThinkSport’s ecosystem, including the IOC, FIFA, UEFA, the Swiss Federal Office of Sports, Swiss Ice Hockey, WHO, AISTS, Infront, The North Face, Athleticum and Sportradar to name just a few.


iSportconnect, PwC and ThinkSport co-organise inaugural Directors’ Summit in LausanneiSportconnect, PwC and ThinkSport co-organise inaugural Directors’ Summit in Lausanne

IMD and IOC work together on governanceIMD and IOC work together on governance

19.07.2017 IMD and IOC work together on governance

IMD, one of the world’s best business schools based in Lausanne also offers its wealth of expertise to the sports industry. Recently, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially contracted IMD and its Global Board Centre to undertake research into good governance at the IOC itself. In the light of the continuing evolution of good governance practice, the IMD research resulted in a set of recommendations presented to the IOC Executive Board last week and published here.


Get ready for the first ever EPFL Drone Days!Get ready for the first ever EPFL Drone Days!

13.07.2017 Get ready for the first ever EPFL Drone Days!

Switzerland’s best drone pilots, scientists at the forefront of drone research and the greatest specialists of the field will gather at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) from 1 to 3 September 2017 for the first-ever EPFL Drone Days.


Countdown to Athletissima in LausanneCountdown to Athletissima in Lausanne

04.07.2017 Countdown to Athletissima in Lausanne

This week, Athletissima, one of the major events of Lausanne’s summer season, will gather some of the world’s best athletics stars. The elite sport competition will be held on 6 July 2017 and is part of the Diamond League, a series of the most prestigious international athletics events. This year, the Olympic Capital will welcome 26 world and Olympic champions and four of the 17 events - 400m men, 800m women, 400m hurdles women and high jump - of the main programme will feature the top-3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


Start-up company Levuro specialises in Transmedia StorytellingStart-up company Levuro specialises in Transmedia Storytelling

Get to know innovative start-ups in the region: Sensiwall’s technology takes athletes to the next levelGet to know innovative start-ups in the region: Sensiwall’s technology takes athletes to the next level

23.06.2017 Get to know innovative start-ups in the region: Sensiwall’s technology takes athletes to the next level

The latest edition of the Global Innovation Index, published last week by Cornell University, business school INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), ranked Switzerland the most innovative country for the seventh consecutive year. In the past years, it has scored particularly high in knowledge and technology output, an area also leveraged by sport stakeholders.


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