The NTN Innovation Booster – Sport & Physical Activity aims to advance innovation in the Swiss sport ecosystem. It brings together businesses, academics and sport organisations to develop new partnerships and projects with an open innovation culture.
To start with, we are looking for a theme leader who is facing a challenge related to sport or physical activity to define a project and its goals. Each selected theme will go through the same process of 4 phases.
In the first phase we explore, define and contextualise the most pressing challenges under a specific theme. The theme leader oversees this process, while we will select experts and participants for the sprint session. The theme leader, the experts as well as the participants will all be selected through open calls.
The sprint session, lasting from 1 to 4 days, is split in multiple steps of ideation to generate a maximum of ideas, which are enriched and selected to end up in scenarios. The scenarios will highlight a number of assumptions which we will test in the 3rd phase.
During this phase, selected partners work together to test some of the assumptions, with an approximate budget of CHF 35’000 at disposal per theme. The outcomes will help to decide which scenarios and ideas will make it into the next Post-Booster phase.
In the last phase we support the most promising scenarios and ideas to transform them into innovative projects.