Trentino SPIN Lab: the first European sport tech acceleration program, was launched by Trentino Sviluppo and HYPE-Sports Innovation on 17 nove,ber. Applications are open until 22 December.

Four partners, three continents, one priority: to support the most innovative business ideas within the sports sector. This is the aim of Trentino SPIN Lab, the first sport tech acceleration program within the European Union. Born from the collaboration between Trentino Sviluppo, University of Trento and HYPE-Sports Innovation, the hub is located in the Italian city of Rovereto and teams up with a wide range of world-famous sports institutions. The program is dedicated to passionate entrepreneurs who want to validate their innovative sport tech ideas and transform them in real business.

It offers them a 4-month training and mentoring program in a challenging environment, where SMEs, industrial groups, research centres and schools work side by side to become more and more competitive on both domestic and international markets. Applications are welcome until 22 December.

Trentino is launching together with HYPE the SPIN Lab program. HYPE is a company that connects and invests in sports innovation and it is the initiator of the global SPIN Lab program. SPIN Lab is the biggest sports acceleration network in the world, created with the aim to foster innovation within the sport tech sector.
It is composed of 4 business accelerators that will work to recruit and grow sports-innovative startups in Europe, UK, Australia and the U.S.A. They will make them able to address specific market needs and predicted trends.


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The four SPIN Lab partners are: Trentino Sviluppo and the University of Trento in Italy; the Loughborough University in UK; the University of Queensland in Australia and San Josè State University in California.
Trentino Sviluppo, with its headquarters in Trentino (Italy), is the regional development agency for sustainable growth and new entrepreneurship. The unique partnership that this agency has with the University of Trento guarantees, on one hand, a scientific excellence of mentorship and extraordinary education opportunities; on the other hand, it means free access to strategic services such as mentorship, funding, networking, training, working spaces, demo days, acceleration and incubation programs.

Trentino SPIN Lab will be hosted by Progetto Manifattura, the regional hub for green energy, sustainable mobility and sport tech, which is already hosting 48 enterprises, for a total of more than 200 employees with an average age of 33 years. Progetto Manifattura is located in the city of Rovereto, and surrounded by nature - 410 km of cycle tracks, 5.764 km of mountain paths, 900 km of ski runs and a wide range of crags and indoor facilities. Startuppers from all over the world interested in joining the 4-month acceleration program within Trentino SPIN Lab can apply here before December the 22nd.

After having finalized the acceleration program, the participants will have the chance to keep growing in the region, by joining a pre-incubation or incubation program in one of Trentino Sviluppo’s thematic hubs (Polo Meccatronica and Progetto Manifattura).

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