Kristof De Mey

Kristof De Mey is working as a Sports technology, Innovation and Business developer at Ghent University (Belgium) where he is managing a consortium of experts called Victoris. He’s involved in various university-industry collaborations, licensing and spinout projects related to the work of different research teams. 

He’s also lecturing a Sports Technology and Innovation course at the same university.

Together with the startup acceleration program and investment fund imec.istart, he started an initiative called SportUp, which functions as the Flemish/Belgian program supporting local and international startups within sport.

With a special focus on societal impact, he co-founded the non-profit organization Sportamundi, which helps in generating, developing and implementing various evidence-based tools in schools and physical education settings, cities and municipalities, etc.

Lastly, with the objective to better connect the best sports, tech and business scientists with each other and with research-driven industry representatives, he launched the Sports Tech Research Network, an initiative which aims to facilitate the creation and go-to-market of more effective sports tech products and services.

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