Get in the Ring, YES!Delft, Gemeente Rotterdam and Sportbedrijf Rotterdam are looking for startups using technological innovations to make outdoor sports fields more attractive and secure.

 

Sportbedrijf Rotterdam exploits, maintains and supports sports venues throughout the city. This varies from gyms and sports halls to athletic tracks, hockey fields, football fields and more. They want to ensure these facilities have everything they need, so they are able to provide all the needs of the local communities and sports clubs. By doing this, Sportbedrijf Rotterdam ensures that every resident of Rotterdam lives close to a good, clean and safe sports location.

 

With their 181 sports facilities, Sportbedrijf Rotterdam helps athletes to find the perfect place to practice their sport and helps people to move. In total, 350 employees are making sure that Rotterdam is on the move. Sportbedrijf Rotterdam’s portfolio consists of 10 swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), 14 sports halls, 4 gymnastics halls, 82 gym halls, 52 outdoor sports complexes (football, hockey, korfball), 17 school sports complexes, 13 tennis complexes, 1 cycling track, and 1 rowing course.

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THE CHALLENGE

Sportbedrijf Rotterdam wants to increase the attractiveness of outdoor sports fields and therefore increase their use by third parties. Currently, the fields are mostly used by clubs. Therefore, they want to encourage the general public to also make use of these fields, motivating them to stay active and healthy.

The goal is to increase the attractiveness and security of these sports fields by adding technical functionalities.  

Engagement tools

Technologies to make the sports fields more attractive, engaging and smart. Eg. engagement tools and apps, Smart gym equipment, AR and VR etc.

Smart Security

Security system which helps manage the field. Eg. Access codes, booking systems, IoT sensors etc.

WHATS IN IT FOR YOU - EARLY STAGE STARTUPS - TRACK 1

  • Pilot contract with Rotterdam Sports Company

  • Access to the network of Sportbedrijf Rotterdam and the opportunity to scale throughout their facilities

  • Workshop day with YES!Delft to find your product market fit

  • Access to network of experts from YES!Delft

  • 5k credit for masterclasses and workshops at YES!Delft

WHATS IN IT FOR YOU - SCALEUPS - TRACK 2

  • Pilot contract with the Rotterdam Sports Company

  • Access to the network of Sportbedrijf Rotterdam and the opportunity to scale throughout their facilities

  • Access to network of experts from YES!Delft

  • 5k credit for masterclasses and workshops at YES!Delft

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

  • Early stage startups: Have an innovative idea on how to innovate outdoor football fields

  • Scaleups: Have a product or a working prototype (must be developed within the next 6 months)

  • Possible to implement in both existing and new fields

  • Field remains suitable for training and competitions

 

 

TIMELINE

NOVEMBER 17TH

APPLICATION DEADLINE


The deadline to submit an application is on the 17th of November.
NOVEMBER 20TH

ANNOUNCEMENT SELECTED STARTUPS


Startups selected to join the validation workshop and pitch training will be announced on the 20th of November.
NOVEMBER 27TH

VALIDATION DAY


Early stage startups will receive a workshop on the 27th of November at YES!Delft.
NOVEMBER 28TH

PITCH DAY


Early stage startups and scaleups will pitch their ideas in front of a jury on the 28th of November at YES!Delft.
BEGINNING 2020

PILOT PHASE


The most relevant startup(s) will start with the pilot beginning 2020.
Deadline passed

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