ProjectEVINN: Eventbaserad Innovation

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EVINN: Eventbaserad Innovation

Eventbased Innovation (EVINN) is the idea of sportevents as a generator for economical growth.

The project's activities aim to build, develop and disseminate technological solutions that will ensure the region's current leadership position as an event organizer. The effect of technological solutions must be documented and support future decisions on strategic investments in events, like the need to ensure that potential entrants may create some new products in several areas of event portfolio.

EVINN contains the following six thematic projects:

  1. Tourist information
  2. Sports gear
  3. Public gaming
  4. Sportcasting
  5. Event organization
  6. Impact and innovation process analysis.

Related to the settlement of events there will be a development of new technology based tools in the different areas mentioned above. The work around events will typically follow this outline: specific modifications of the developed tools, tests, testing during the event, adjustments and evaluation together with the organizers

The overall target of the project is to create a new competence cluster within the region within event industry and sports events. Throughout a transnational cooperation, the EVINN project will contribute to development and growth in the region through knowledge transfer, innovation and product development. The project is expected to result in improved conditions for knowledge transfer and matchmaking between researchers and research clusters; for quality enhancement within content, experience and event handling in the region; and that the conditions for transnational cooperation in the Kattegat/Skagerrak-region improves.

Concrete milestones are: to create a cluster in the region in the field industry/events, that 30 different companies take part in the project's arrangements at nine workshops and nine working development camps. Four conferences will find place within the project's auspices. The project will see new cooperation models for triple-helix collaboration. Furthermore, a concrete goal for the project is to increase the attraction force so there will be several mega events in the region and that the application for the holding of the event, use event based innovation as an argument for placing the event in the region.

Sensor system contribution to Evinn and other sport-related projects

What is good training and how can we help coaches and athletes asses this? Many times the assessment is based on subjective measures; how does it look like, how does it feel etc. Instead of this, we investigate the possibility to base the assessment on measurements using sensor systems and particularly MEMS based inertia sensors.

From these measurements systems we require:

  • Real time response: key parameters must be processed and presented in real time in an easy to grasp format.
  • Logging data: detailed data from the measurement must be stored, eg., for post processing purposes.
  • No interference with athlete: the measurement must not interfere or disturb the athlete.
  • User friendly: the system must be easy to use.
  • Robustness: the system must be robust and survive the sports environment, eg., be water proof.
  • Accuracy: data must be measured with sufficient accuracy.

We offer:

  • System design and implementation.
  • Accurate calibration, in order to produce roust and physically meaningful data.
  • Signal analysis, extracting meaningful data, key parameters etc.