We are in the midst of a revolution in how athletes train, perform, and heal. Advances in mobile technology, AI, Big Data, sensors, GPS, and more have allowed humans to stretch the limits of their athletic capabilities and have merged the worlds of statistics and sports in manners unimaginable just a decade ago. With unprecedented teamwork from those who have achieved success in the athletic arena to those whose achievements occur behind the closed doors of research labs, hospitals, and beyond, we are able to use data collected from the human body to monitor, measure, and predict athlete training and performance like never before.
During this event, the Harvard Innovation Labs, together with the Sports Innovation Lab and the NFLPA OneTeam Collective, will explore the future of this dynamic, cross-industry, and fast-growing sector of sports technology. This one-of-a-kind event will feature candid talks on the subject from top executives from the NFL Players’ Association as well as current and former professional athletes, leading scientists, thought-leaders, and entrepreneurs building the next generation of quantified sports innovations. A few confirmed participants include NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, former NFL quarterback and current ESPN host Matt Hasselbeck, Harvard graduate and New York Jets’ quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, SportsScience host John Brenkus, and Major League Lacrosse star Paul Rabil.
In addition, the event will include an innovation showcase to display the most cutting-edge wearable technologies of the day. The day will end with a special announcement from the NFLPA OneTeam Collective to challenge participants to tackle the most difficult obstacles facing athletes and coaches quantifying performance today.
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Harvard Innovation Labs
The Harvard Innovation Labs consist of a vibrant, cross-disciplinary ecosystem for the Harvard community to explore innovation and entrepreneurship while building deeper connections. It is an excellent example of the One Harvard vision and a leading catalyst for the Allston Science and Enterprise District. The Innovation Labs fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.
The Harvard i-lab is the central component of the Harvard Innovation Labs. It is an educational collaborative for all current Harvard students from any Harvard school to explore innovation and entrepreneurship at any stage. It provides open co-working space, a vibrant community of peer and mentor support, experiential programming, and a 12-week Venture Incubation Program, helping student teams take their ideas further, faster.
The Launch Lab is a critical extension of the growing Harvard Innovation Labs. It provides eligible Harvard alumni leading high-potential early-stage startups with a curated community including collaborative co-working space, business building programming, and access to i-lab advisors and mentors. It fosters continued connection between alumni, current students, and the Harvard community as a whole.
The Harvard Life Lab is a curated community, providing eligible Harvard alumni, faculty and students leading high-potential early-stage life sciences startups with a fully equipped wet lab, collaborative co-working space, business building programming, and access to the entire Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem.