Presentation: Fostering innovative minds for the sports industry

Please look forward to this presentation from Lars Elbæk, Associate Professor at Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark:

Fostering innovative minds for the sports industry
Originating from the Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU, Lars is focused on students to establish a societal overview of the innovative potential of developments in the contemporary sport and health industry. As such he will give a brief overlook of social trends and touch upon innovation and business activities in the interplay between state, civil society, and market sectors.

An element of developing innovative minds in the complexity of societal trends are to educate the character qualities that entrepreneurs need and rely on. Development of these competencies focus on learning:

  • in which needs and opportunities are sensed
  • that establish knowledge of human movement studies
  • that progress in a creative environment
  • that is practice based in a cooperative community.

In learning, what movement wise ‘can be’ should be value driven and we think that such purposefulness of movement innovation is a key to establishing sustainable movement innovation.

Furthermore, to develop character qualities in the learning process of movement innovation, students must be empowered in their learning activities. Finally, sports and health sciences students in the entrepreneurship program need to learn business mindset and skills.

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