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.
Smart Rings on the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2019
From 10 to 14 April 2019, the European Women’s and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships took place in Szczecin (Poland). Some staff members of the InnoSportLab ‘s-Hertogenbosch were present there. They arrived on Friday the 5th of April to prepare for this European Championship. During the competitions, the members of the lab have supported the jury of the rings with the ‘Smart Rings’ system. With this system the jury can make a more accurate and objective determination of the holdtime of force-elements on the rings. Besides that, the staff members collected data and did some research with another Smart Rings system and a cable tension system.
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 2016
During the annual Sportinnovator Event XL on 11 December 2016, 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 2016. 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.