Sports Innovation Hubs
A smart cities & sport publication: Smart Cities and Sport
In the past 10 years, there has been an exponential rise in the number of startup incubators and accelerators across the world. It first started in the US, followed by Europe and other regions. Incubators and Accelerators are both designed to accelerate the growth and success of young entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services. This can include access to physical space, capital, mentorship/coaching, and networking opportunities. The concept of incubators/accelerators dedicated to sports tech emerged in 2015 and an increasing number of cities are investigating the potential of creating sports innovation hubs. These platforms are being praised for their capacity to foster sports innovation.