Center for innovation
The InnoSportLab, located in ‘De Plek’ in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, is the center for innovation in gymnastics in the Netherlands. Since 2016, it is a SportInnovator Center. About 30 gymnastic disciplines, both recreational and elite sports, are training in ‘De Plek’ which include the National Team of Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) and the National Team of Trampoline Gymnastics. The InnoSportLab innovates in gymnastics and supports the gymnasts, in both recreational and elite sports, in reaching their goals.
The InnoSportLab ‘s-Hertogenbosch delivers technological jury support through the Smart Rings. Partly due to this, the InnoSportLab has a close cooperation with the Dutch National Gymnastics bond (KNGU), the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) and the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). The jury support is, among other things, used during the European Championships Gymnastics in Montpellier.
National SportInnovator Reward 2018
On tuesday the 4th of December, the National SportInnovator Reward 2018 was announced. InnoSportLab ‘s-Hertogenbosch is, together with the Dutch National Gymnastics Foundation, one of the award winners with their innovation ‘Motivation Toolbox for elite gymnastics’. With this toolbox knowledge and insights about motivation will be given to (elite) gymnastics coaches, whereby coping with motivation (problems) will be more age-related and a lot easier.
National Sportinnovator Reward 2018
During the annual Sportinnovator Event XL on 11 December 2017, jury chairman and members of the Top Team Sport Martin Olde Weghuis, along with Director-General for Public Health at VWS Angelique Berg, rewarded six innovations with the National Sportinnovator Prize 2017. They receive a sum of money from Sportinnovator for their innovation by developing it into a concrete product that gives our Olympic and Paralympic athletes an edge in Tokyo 2020.