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2nd edition of the
FFF INNOVATION AWARDS

1. Presentation

Overview

The FFF Innovation Awards are returning for a second year as part of the French Football Federation's “Ambition 2020” strategy, which aims to make the federation a global leader in Innovation. The Awards reinforce the FFF's commitment to innovation, adding to recent initiatives including the launch of a “Kick-off” innovation cell and performance lab to develop and test new, player-focused solutions.

ABOUT GLOBAL SPORTS WEEK

Global Sports Week is a cross-sector platform which brings together international leaders and change-makers in sport, business, society with the goal to shape, shake and share the future of sport. This new ‘rendez-vous’ will be held at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris from February 5th - 7th 2020.

2018 FFF INNOVATION AWARDS WINNERS

Sports performance

PROTECTING PLAYER

FAN ENGAGEMENT

"It was a great opportunity to participate at the FFFIA18 and then collaborate with the FFF team in order to bring an interactive experience to all the french Fans" -Louis Aubert, Tracktl Co-Founder

"Vald Performance is proud to be named winners of the inaugural French Football Federation Innovation Award for the ForceFrame Strength Testing System. This has been an invaluable opportunity to showcase our technology and receive feedback from some of the world’s leading experts in our field. This unique opportunity has allowed our business to further develop the ForceFrame Strength Testing System and to gain wider visibility in the sporting community within France and beyond. We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the FFF and look toward to a continued working relationship" -Sam James – Director of Europe.

2. Categories

Sport Performance

Leading Players to higher performance.

Social Responsibility

Acting for the benefit of Society at large with sport related solutions.

Fan Engagement

Reinventing the sports fan experience.

3. Why participate?

Create the future of football with the FFF! Be one of the international startups selected by FFF and a jury of experts

The FFFIA are a great opportunity...

To pitch your project in front of the leaders and decision-makers of the global sport industry - from brands to media, rightsholders and investment funds - with the potential to collaborate directly with the FFF.

To experience #GSWParis and benefit from access to unique content as well as meetings with key stakeholders (managed by the FFF)

To gain media exposure through our digital platform and media partners

ELEGIBILITY

A start-up or scale-up from any country with an established proof of concept (product or service).

The start-up should be able to:

  1. Identify the market gap
  2. Define the concept behind the solution
  3. Illustrate the concept with achievements and examples
  4. Present potential future developments of the product or service

4.Apply NOW

One

Read all the requirements to participate and prepare your materials.

Two

Complete the application form before December 20th

three

Wait for the announcement of the 9 finalists announcement on January 10th, 2020.

3 startups per category will be selected

four

If selected, prepare your 4-minute presentation in 16:9 and .mov format, to send before JANUARY 22nd, 2020

five

As a guest of the FFF, prepare yourself to compete to the awards and to attend the #GSWParis during 2 days

six

Shake off any nerves and make the most of the FFF Innovation Awards and your visit #GSWPARIS! Enjoy & good luck!

Deadline:
DECEMBER 20TH, 2019

ENTRIES CLOSE

DECEMBER 20TH

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

JANUARY 10TH, 2020

GLOBAL SPORTS WEEK. FFF AWARDING CEREMONY

FEBRUARY 7TH, 2020

ENTRIES OPEN

NOVEMBER 21th

JUDGING PROCESS TO SELECT 9 FINALISTS

DEC 20TH – JAN 10TH

FINALISTS: SEND 4-MINUTE PRESENTATION

JANUARY 22ND, 2020

ENTRIES OPEN

NOVEMBER 21th

JUDGING PROCESS TO SELECT 9 FINALISTS

DEC 20TH – JAN 10TH

FINALISTS: SEND 4-MINUTE PRESENTATION

JANUARY 22ND, 2020

ENTRIES CLOSE

DECEMBER 20TH

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

JANUARY 10TH, 2020

GLOBAL SPORTS WEEK. FFF AWARDING CEREMONY

FEBRUARY 7TH, 2020

Prizes

  • - Media exposure
  • - Invitation to #GSWPARIS (2 days)
  • - Opportunity to perform presentations with potential clients
  • - Opportunity to collaborate with FFF

Attend the awards

Participate in #GSWParis

Venue

LES SALLES DU CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE PARIS, FRANCE

About the FFF

87 Boulevard de Grenelle, 75015 Paris, France

ABOUT GLOBAL SPORTS WEEK