The EPSI (European Platform for Sport Innovation : is holding a two-days most interesting conference on Innovations and SME welcoming top level speakers and EU officials. Here is the program :

EPSI Meetings Programme

Date:  14-15 November 2013

Location: EPSI/FESI office, 20 Rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels, Belgium


14 November


Working Committees

14h-16.30h  EU Policy & Action Groups, chaired by Alberto Bichi (all EPSI members to participate)

16.30h-16.45h Coffee break

16.45h-18.15h Profile Group, chaired by René Wijlens (all EPSI members to participate)


15 November




Working Committees

10.00h-11.30h Dissemination & Communication Group, chaired by Alain Belli (all EPSI members to participate)

11.30h-12.00h selection of Working Committee members and final constitution of Working Committees




12.00h-13h Lunch


13h-16h General Assembly



Agenda EU Policy and Action Groups meeting, Chair: Alberto Bichi

Date:  14 November 2013

Time: 14.00h

Location: EPSI/FESI office, 20 Rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels, Belgium


  1. 14.00 Welcome, Adoption of Agenda, Review objectives, Mission Statement
  1. 14.15 Coordination with other Technology platforms: Lutz Walter – Secretary General of the Textile European Technology Platform,
  2. 14.37 The Prosumer.Net roadmap: Emanuele Carpanzano – Chairman of Footwear ETP
  1. DG Research and Innovation
  • 15.00 Horizon 2020: Samuël Maenhout, – Policy Officer, Communication and Dissemination for SMEs, EU Commission
  • 15.30 ProFit Project: EU network of FieldLabs based on sport,  which stimulates innovation and new business creation in the sports sector, René Wijlens – Manager, Sports & Technology
  1. DG Enterprise & Industry
  • 15.40 Competitiveness of  Enterprises and SMEs (COSME): Jean-Francois

Aguinaga – Head of Unit, Textiles, Fashion, Design and Creative Industries


  • 16.10 EU4SPORTS, Xavi Esteve – Cluster Manager, INDESCAT
  1.  16.25 Conclusion and confirmation of next meetings