Sports Performance Innovation Forum




The final programme for the Sports Performance Innovation Forum 2017 will be announced in the New Year. Below is an indication of the likely format for the Forum.


Time Session
0745 Registration & Arrival Tea and Coffee
Networking opportunity
0830 Introduction and Welcome from Sponsors
Scene setting – Sport Performance Innovation in Auckland. Where are we now? Where do we want to head?
0840 Keynote Speaker 1 – Brian Russell
Hear Brian Russell, founder of Zephyr Technology ( tell his story of taking an Auckland technology start up through a growth phase that led to acquisition by Medtronic - a global leader in real-time physiological and biomechanical monitoring solutions for sports markets.
0910 Showcase Session
Sports Performance Innovation business pitches
1030 Morning Tea
Networking opportunity 
1100 Themed Workshops
Moderator for each. Audience to select one stream to attend.

Themes are Digital (including wearable), Nutrition, and Materials. Each workshop to include:
- Academic perspective (leading research and potential commercial opportunities in that area)
- Business perspective – from Start up to established SMEs to large corporates (their experiences, challenges, where they have collaborated)
- Sport sector leader perspective (sector needs in the sports performance innovation area)

Panel Discussion:
Bringing it all together – what are the next steps in this area to enable further collaboration and commercialisation?
1230 Lunch
Networking opportunity
1315 Keynote Speaker 2
International speaker to be confirmed
1345 Update
On the development of a Human Performance Innovation Centre for Auckland.
1405 Panel Discussion
What does the future hold for Auckland and NZ in the sports performance area? How can we collectively make a mark on the world stage in sports performance innovation?
1435 Wrap Up
Closing remarks and Thanks from Sponsors
1445 Light Afternoon Tea
Networking opportunity
1530 Event Closes


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