The Health Innovation Challenge (HIC) is an initiative of the Rotterdam Municipality to develop Rotterdam as the national hotspot for healthcare innovation. Startups, SMEs and healthcare institutions are challenged to collaboratively find solution to health challenges. As part of the HIC, Sportbedrijf Rotterdam is working with Get in the Ring and looking for innovative solutions to make sports accomodations in Rotterdam ready for the future.
Sportbedrijf Rotterdam exploits, maintains and support sports venues throughout the city. This varies from gyms and sports halls to athletic tracks, hockey fields and swimming pools. They want to ensure these facilities have everything they need, so they are able to provide all 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 sportfacilities, 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 sport complexes, 13 tennis complexes, 1 cycling track an 1 rowing course.
Sportbedrijf Rotterdam is on its way to change the image of sports accommodations. Whenever you’re perfoming physical exercise, the space you’re in should be an invitation to get residents on the move, to challenge themselves to get the most out of their workout and lift themselves to a higher level. In order to facilitate a stimulating environment, Sportbedrijf Rotterdam wants to redesign traditional sports establishments in a smart manner. Residents of Rotterdam should be able to adjust the accomodation to their sporting needs on that specific moment (for example for a specific sport eg: for Krav maga), experts should be available for coaching techniques and advice, it should be a place where you meet your peers and get everybody to move. The goal is to increase the occupancy rate of the facilities and offer easy to access sportfacilities by the use of smart technology and new designs. This leads to innovative and interactive state of the art sportfacilities for Sportbedrijf Rotterdam and its residents. We are looking for the following solutions:
SMART GYM EQUIPMENT
Athletic equipment with sensoring and measuring technologies to improve the experience of the users. Eg for children using athletic equipment during the PE classes.
AR AND VR APPLICATIONS
To take the work-out of the residents to the next level. Eg to facilitate freerunning or zumba in a new environment.
NEW DESIGNS FOR ATHLETICS AND GYMNASTICS
New ways to facilitate PE classses, eg new designs of gymnastics equipment, or of the entire building.
OTHER ENGAGEMENT TOOLS
Other ways to make the sports accomodations more attractive, engaging, and smart. For example gamification tools, engagement tools and apps, but also cleaning robots.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Pilot contract with Sportbedrijf Rotterdam
Access to the network of Sportbedrijf Rotterdam and the opportunity to scale throughout their facilities
Have a working prototype or demonstrator
Be able to launch a finished product or service within the next 6 months
Be able to do a pilot project in the Netherlands
THE HEALTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE
The Health Innovation Challenge (HIC) is an initiative of the Rotterdam Municipality to develop Rotterdam as the national hotspot for healthcare innovation. Startups, SMEs and healthcare institutions are challenged to collaboratively find solutions to health challenges. The most innovative and promoting startups will start a pilot with either Dermahaven and Erasmus Medical Center, Sportbedrijf Rotterdam, Enver or Kinderplein Medical Center. HIC is a collaboration between the Municipality of Rotterdam, Get in the Ring and the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.
The deadline for applications is 24th of October.
ANNOUNCEMENT SELECTED STARTUPS
The announcement of the selected startups will be done in the first week of November.
HEALTH INNOVATION DAY
Selected startups will be invited for 1 on 1 business meetings on the 15th of November.
The most relevant startup(s) will start with the pilot from December onwards.