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Universities, R&D Groups and Academic Networks

icSPORTS is a unique forum for universities, research groups and research projects to present their research and scientific results, be it by presenting a paper, hosting a tutorial or instructional course or demonstrating its research products in demo sessions, by contributing towards panels and discussions in the event's field of interest or by presenting their project, be it by setting up an exhibition booth, by being profiled in the event's web presence or printed materials or by suggesting keynote speakers or specific thematic sessions.

Special conditions are also available for Research Projects which wish to hold meetings at INSTICC events.

Current Academic Partners:

University of Lisbon (ULisboa)

The University of Lisbon (ULisboa) is a public research university in Lisbon, and the largest university in Portugal. It was founded in 2013, from the merger of two previous public universities located in Lisbon, the former University of Lisbon (1911-2013) and the Technical University of Lisbon (1930-2013). The history of a university in Lisbon dates back to the 13th century. As of 2013, the University of Lisbon comprises eighteen schools (being Faculty of Human Kinetics - - one of them)  and its research institutes, six specialized units, social and shared services, and also the Lisbon University Stadium. University of Lisbon is an active part in icSPORTS congress organization.

Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS) is a Specialized University. NSSS holds a national responsibility to provide higher education and scientific research in its corresponding fields.

Porto Biomechanics Laboratory

Porto Biomechanics Laboratory (LABIOMEP – Laboratório de Biomecânica do Porto) is a technological center of the University of Porto dedicated to scientific and technological research, innovation, teaching, providing specialized technical services and to transference of knowledge and technology (product development) in Biomechanics, whether human or animal, of ergonomic, clinical, sports or biomimetic interest (design, computer animation, model development, etc.). LABIOMEP’s mission is to catalyze the growth potential and competitive edge of University of Porto in all domains directly or indirectly related to Biomechanics, including the interaction with the productive structures.
The creation of LABIOMEP was made possible through the mobilization of QREN (Quadro de Referência Estratégico Nacional) and “O Novo Norte” (North Portugal Regional Operational Programme) resources, as well as resources from University of Porto, and dynamized by professors and researchers of the Faculties of Sciences, Sports, Engineering, Medicina, Dental Medicine, the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, IDMEC – Institute of Mechanical Engineering and INEGI – Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management. The collaboration between professors and researchers of different Organic Units, Institutes and Laboratories of the University of Porto aims at creating a space where it is possible to reinforce the launch of scientific infrastructures and technological development of common use, rationalizing equipment and opposing the duplication of entities that share objectives.
LABIOMEP has the goal of supporting the development of innovation projects and scientific and technological development of high capacity of social interaction, as well as the implementation of research project leading to the development of master and doctoral dissertations. It is aimed to develop projects that involve industrial research leading to the production of new devices, processes or systems, as well as to the significant improvement of the ones already existent. These projects can be developed in partnership with national companies, public or private, or with companies based outside Portugal. LABIOMEP will seek to boost the publications in indexed and reference scientific journals, as well as the registration of patents while ensuring the provision of differentiated services to companies, public or private, such as guidance, execution, applied research and development in Biomechanics. Its mission also comprises dissemination of scientific activity in national and international congresses, organized by LABIOMEP or other, as well as the organization of thematic congresses and seminars in partnership with companies, research centers and clusters with a local and regional target public in coordination with other Universities, associated laboratories and other entities of SCTN (Portuguese Scientific and Technological System).

SMART Lab - George Mason University

The mission of the SMART Laboratory is to encourage evidence-based practice by combining quality research with clinical practice through multiple avenues of scientific inquiry. The Sports Medicine Assessment Research & Testing (SMART) Laboratory at George Mason University strives to enhance the quality of life for all physically active individuals through the development and improvement of methods for the prevention, recognition, and treatment of injury and disease.

SABEL Labs, Sports and Biomedical Engineering, Griffith University, Australia

SABEL Labs is an enterprise and research group headquartered at Griffith University in Brisbane. We have over a decade of experience in developing sports technologies and in particular wearable technologies. Our technologies are used to enhance sports performance, conduct collaborative cross disciplinary research and as B2B consultancy for product development. We also offer SABEL Sense and tools for those wanting to dip their toe into wearables.
SABEL Labs grew out of the Sports and Biomedical Programme of the Centre for Wireless Monitoring and Applications at Griffith University and  has partners in Applied Psychology, School of Biomechanics and Business school (Innovation) and the Queensland Sports Technology Cluster. SABEL reaches into the wider local and international community and is well known for its applied research and development within the elite sports as well as the consumer sporting market.

Queensland Sports Technology Cluster

The Queensland Sports Technology Cluster provides a representative and collaberative network of like minded research and commercial organisations in Queensland. Collectively we have a range of integrated sports technology services gathered from a long history of competitive success with Australia's elite sporting bodies to transform sporting organisations with the aid technology and develop products for the serious recreational athlete.
We are based at SABEL Labs and are the Queensland node representatives of the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN).

Sport Technology Research Laboratory - University of Calgary

The mission of the Sport Technology Research Laboratory is to improve human performance and learning through the research and development of technology-based learning models and resources, and to provide a research and learning environment which enables such development.
Our Objectives are to:
• Investigate the impact of technology on performance and learning.
• Develop technology-based resources which enhance performance and learning.
• Liaise with organizations and individuals both on and off campus to promote human performance and learning technology.
• Encourage and coordinate the integration of technology into Faculty of Kinesiology programs.
• Work with industry in developing and disseminating technology based research and resources developed by the  STRL.

Faculty of Human Kinetics

With a mission initially focused on the integration of bodily practices in the school, thus assuming a high propensity of pedagogical, the College is currently open to a range of new areas of interest and broad sectors of society - the education system, the Productive System the Sports System, System Artistic and Rehabilitation System.

The Faculty of Human Movement aims fundamental Human Development, through the motor, the study of the body and its manifestations in the interaction of biological processes with the sociocultural values.