The unique network of sports organisations and businesses operating in the sports industry enables a continual exchange, This allows sports organisations to drive new business development for the benefit of their sport.
To best assist IFs in capitalising on this network opportunity through the development of long-term and sustainable partnerships, 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!
For more information, please visit ThinkSport’s website:
Success stories – Projects made of ThinkSport DNA
ThinkSport aims to bring together sport related expertise into a single network and transform this wealth of know-how into innovative action. The following two projects are exciting outcomes of cross-sector partnerships that demonstrate the spirit of ThinkSport.
World Archery Excellence Centre
The world’s premier archery facility is set to open in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, Switzerland in 2016. Featuring state-of-the-art sports equipment, indoor and outdoor venues, and on-site classrooms, the World Archery Excellence Centre is a hub for the international development of archery, sport in Switzerland and the community.
The project is managed by FIDTA, the Foundation for International Archery Development, and supported by the International Olympic Committee, the Foundation for Sports in the canton of Vaud and numerous other partners.
Horse Physio Trainer System (HPTS)
Horses which compete for high prize money and then suffer health problems or are poorly trained, can generate significant economic losses. This fact was the motivation for a multidisciplinary team from the canton of Vaud to develop a so-called Horse Physio Trainer System (HPTS).
Based on many years of veterinary research, the prototype of HPTS was developed by various partners located in the canton of Vaud, including the Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud (HEIG-VD), the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and a number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The production was secured by TABRASCO whereas the Foundation OPTISOMAS co-financed the project.
Businesses specialised in sport
A 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. All regularly play a role in the funding and forward planning of the international sports industry.
To access the full list of businesses specialised in sport, please visit ThinkSport's website.