Saudi Sports Tech Hub

Background

Saudi Sport Hub believes that innovative sports technologies can be an important element in increasing the general physical activeness of people and fan engagement. This without a doubt will have a direct affect on the sports industry, destination marketing, and big data. The idea behind Saudi Sport Hub is to bring the best new innovations and start-ups into the ecosystem of the Saudi Sport Economy.

 Saudi Sport Hub is a partner of Wadi Makkah Tech Valley. The Hub is a community-led working environment where we regularly connect and collaborate with Sport Stakeholders, invite our partners to visit and meet our sport community and learn about emerging sport technologies.

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Fan Engagement

fan engagement occurs when your franchise or stadium builds a more intense and deeply-rooted connection with the fan base. Fan engagement can make a considerable impact on your relationship with your customers

Smart Stadiums

Smart stadiums provide fans with valuable information such as parking availability, the length of bathroom and concession lines, seat upgrades and special offers. Fans receive a convenient, personalized experience and enjoy shorter lines

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR), unlike virtual reality (VR), is an immersive experience blending the real-world environment with computer-generated “augmented” elements and information

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is game-changing. It is more than ever timely, given that sports organizations and teams are exploring networked and wearable devices, both on and off the field

Virtual Reality

VR is a constant technological system that tracks body movement and updates the sights, sounds and touch based on those movements; you feel like you’re mentally transported into a different place

Blockchains

With its amazing features, blockchain has the potential to disrupt the sports industry. The potential opportunities for blockchain in sports sector include anti-doping, cultivation and utilization of big data, fan engagement, etc

The Role of Saudi Sports Industry in Vision 2030

Physical Activeness

Increase the overall physical activeness of the population from 13% to 40%, at least once a week

Famous Cities

Help 3 Saudi Cities to be in the top 100 cities of the world

Social Wellbeing

Improve the ranking of Saudi Arabia on the Social Capital Index from the current ranking of 26 to 10

Why is it important to have a robust sports' Ecosystem?

Soft Power - A strong Nation Branding of Saudi Arabia on the global stage

Investment

Attracting greater foreign and domestic investment and sponsorship at state region emirates level with a strong Branding reputation for countries and sport Eco-systems worldwide

Tourism

The foreign tourist and domestic visitor will pay a higher price to visit countries or buy products that have a reputation and a stronger brand of countries and the sporting Eco-system

Exports

Increase sales and Export rates of products at higher price now with a strong Brand reputation for countries and sport Eco-system worldwide

Culture

The history, customs, traditions, and culture of the country are seen with a good image and a desire to know more when there is a strong famous Brand` among countries worldwide

Sport Focus

  • Defining the Sport Stakeholders Regionally
  • Collaborating with Universities and Research Centers
  • Establishing Scientific Center for Sports Innovation
  • Utilising the Resources of 13 Saudi Regions to Attract Sport Start-Ups via Sport as Destination Marketing
  • Enabling Sport Incubators and ِAccelerators
  • Initiating interactions between different Stakeholders and Sport Entrepreneurial Community
  • Exploring initiatives/opportunities among Sport Entrepreneurial Community
  • Educating Entrepreneurial Community in transforming current challenges into opportunities in creating start-ups part of sport economy
  • Participating /exhibiting/Competing in Sport Start-Ups Competitions
  • Establish sport funding to support start-up sports companies
  • Introducing the concept of crowed-funding in Sports
  • Collaborating with International Partners to support Sports infrastructure Domain
  • Building Healthy and Compatible Sport Society
  • Solution Areas

    Fan Engagement

    Fan Engagement occurs when your franchise or stadium builds a more intense and deeply-rooted connection with the fan base. Fan engagement can make a considerable impact on your relationship with your customers

    VR is a constant technological system that tracks body movement and updates the sights, sounds and touch based on those movements; you feel like you’re mentally transported into a different place

    Virtual Reality

    Smart Stadiums

    Smart Stadiums provide fans with valuable information such as parking availability, the length of bathroom and concession lines, seat upgrades and special offers. Fans receive a convenient, personalized experience and enjoy shorter lines

    Augmented Reality, unlike virtual reality (VR), is an immersive experience blending the real-world environment with computer-generated “augmented” elements and information

    Augmented Reality

    Internet of Things

    Internet of Things is game-changing. It is more than ever timely, given that sports organizations and teams are exploring networked and wearable devices, both on and off the field

    Blockchains has the potential to disrupt the sports industry. The potential opportunities for blockchain in sports sector include anti-doping, cultivation and utilization of big data, fan engagement, etc

    Blockchains

    Activity

    Sports Incubator

    Networking

    Access to Markets

    Boot Camps

    Hackathons

    Consultations

    Workshops

    Shared Workspace

    Fab Lab

    Sport Experts

    Dr. Talal Almaghrabi

    Dr. Talal Almaghrabi

    CEO & Founder of Saudi Sports Hub

    Dr. Taghreed Alsaraj

    Dr. Taghreed Alsaraj

    Entrepreneurship Consultant

    Dr. Mohammad Alsulaiman

    Dr. Mohammad Alsulaiman

    Sports Consultant

    Dr.Majed Alsulaiman

    Dr.Majed Alsulaiman

    Sport Medicine Consultant

    Russell Grocott

    Russell Grocott

    CEO of REFA Academy

    Panayiotis (Yiotis)

    Panayiotis (Yiotis)

    CEO OF MGC SPORTS ​

    Cheito Díaz​

    Cheito Díaz​

    UEFA-Pro Football Coach

    Kevin Monserrat

    Kevin Monserrat

    CEO PK2M & Consilience Ventures

    May Khizam

    May Khizam

    Chief Strategist of The Grid

    Mikko Perälä

    Mikko Perälä

    CEO of JS Hercules

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