What do top-level sports and technology have to do with each other?
Everything! Top-level sport is extremely demanding, and not just in physical terms. In order to keep on improving their performances, top-level athletes need to look beyond just their physical capacities; they need to think about clothing and equipment, materials and design. For this reason the TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute was opened on Wednesday 17 September. The afternoon consisted of a brief plenary programme led by Studio Sport presenter Tom Egbers, including a presentation by Prof. Frans van der Helm about the ambitions of the Sports Engineering Institute.
Representatives from the business sector, academic institutions and the world of top-class sport were present to share their vision and experience. The plenary programme was followed by an informal networking drinks party on Innovation Square, where the latest TU Delft innovation projects relating to top-class sport and amateur sport was on show.