Access a highly specialised service industry
As a business and academic hub, the Canton de Vaud and City of Lausanne offers the ideal setting for IFs to access highly-specialised industries that can advance their work.
To best assist IFs in capitalising on their opportunities with these organisations, the Olympic Capital, together with the International Olympic Committee and the Swiss Confederation have developed a new initiative called “ThinkSport”.
ThinkSport is a unique network of international sports institutions, pioneering business establishments and respected academic organisations, joining forces to drive talent and innovation in sport!
A Business HubA host of corporations, associations, Fortune 500 companies, banking institutions, and leading business strategists are based in and around Lausanne, many with a shared connection to, or interest in, sport.
Academic InstitutionsThe Canton de Vaud, with Lausanne as its capital city, is one of the main centres of research and innovation in the world. Lausanne has the largest university campus in Switzerland, covering the University of Lausanne (UNIL), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). It also hosts several public and private research institutions, many of which have a specific focus on sport management, research and technology.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONThinkSport
Maison du Sport International
Building B - 2nd Floor
Avenue de Rhodanie 54
+41 21 601 15 80
Anna Hellman – Director
Connect with host cities for your events
The Olympic Capital is the host of Smart Cities & Sport, an initiative of the World Union of Olympic Cities.
Smart Cities & Sport aims at connecting the sports world with more than 500 cities from all around the world. In addition to organising a yearly conference, held every two years in the City of Lausanne, Smart Cities and Sport also runs a website that allows International Federations based in the Canton de Vaud to contact cities from across the world in an efficient and effective manner.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONWorld Union of Olympic Cities
City of Lausanne
P.O. Box 6904
CH – 1002 Lausanne
Tel + 41 21 315 24 49