December 12, 2019

TechnoSpark’s startup InMotion wins the Continental Sport Tech Startup Challenge

The InMotion Company (the TechnoSpark Group of Companies) received 2 awards of the Continental Sport Tech Startup Challenge that was held in the framework of the National Independent Awards in the area of sports business and effective sports project management BISPO AWARDS 2019. The results were announced and the awarding ceremony took place in Moscow on December 11, 2019.

Photo by Maxim Belitsky

InMotion startup creates wearable trackers for biometric and location data of athletes in team sports. The company has been around since spring 2019, and in August InMotion forged a partnership with InStat, a market leader in sports analytics.

The Continental Sport Tech Startup Challenge selects innovative products that can have a significant effect on the sport and cybersport market. In total, the contest that was held for the first time attracted 182 applicants. The partners of the contest are KHL, Russian Olympic Committee, Russian Football Union, PwC, Nielsen, PariMatch and others, and the organizer is the Sport Tech Innovation Group (stig.vc). The short list was made up of 32 startups that create innovative solutions for the sports market.

InMotion was rated best by 2 partners of the award — the Innovation Centre of the Russian Olympic Committee and the Russian Football Union that carried out their own round of selection and organized a presentation series in the framework of the contest. The medals were awarded to Maxim Belitsky, director of sports division of the TechnoSpark Group of Companies.

Photo by Maxim Belitsky

“InMotion is a Russian startup with a global potential. We can see great benefits of using these trackers to enhance the efficiency of the training process and protect professional athletes from injuries,” Sergey Zotkin, Director General of the Innovation Centre of the Russian Olympic Committee, said during the awarding ceremony.

On behalf of the Russian Football Union (RFU) InMotion was awarded by Dmitry Fedorov, Director of Digital Technologies Department, who invited the company to partner with RFU, “Development of contemporary football depends on digital technologies, as well as data collection and analysis. Russian trackers by InMotion will enable a lot of clubs to get access to up-to-date means of data collection about the positioning of players on the pitch and their condition, which may generally lead to a higher level of Russian football. RFU sees great potential in the InMotion trackers.”

In the nearest future, the organizer of Continental Sport Tech Startup Challenge is going to arrange presentations of the award-winning startups to introduce them to interested investors.

The other winners of Continental Sport Tech Startup Challenge are Game Intelligence, the career development program for professional athletes called, FastServe, a Saas food delivery platform for stadiums, idChess, a platform for chess data recognition and analysis, YouPlayDo, a football platform for data register and player statistics, and other up-and-coming companies.

Other sport-oriented startups of the TechnoSpark Group of Companies that specialize in a combination of various technologies packed into finished products to be used both professionally and by amateurs include protective masks by Zdravprint, the ReadSense genetic test for athletes that identifies inherited pathologies in their heart function, the Green Gene genetic diagnostic service to identify contamination of the sport turf by phytopathogenic microorganisms, TEN+1 vanishing foam for football referees, and others.

Source: Media Office of TechnoSpark
Date: December 12, 2019

 

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