Madrid (EFE)- The Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, met this Monday in Madrid with the LaLiga clubs to discuss their technological projects and the adoption of innovations to improve aspects such as performance sports and data analysis, among others.
In her speech to the clubs, the commissioner stated that “the League and Spanish football teams have been pioneers in the adoption of high-tech innovations, from anti-piracy technology to visualization tools, which advance European football ”, and she was convinced that “these innovations will generate contagion and change effects”.
“This is fully in line with our vision and the efforts undertaken in the New European Innovation Agenda” he added, as reported by LaLiga.
The commissioner pointed out that “making the most of innovation in sport and through sport” is the top priority at a European level and she was of the opinion that the debate on this day “is a clear sign of the participation of the Spanish football sector to achieve this ambition ”.
He also confirmed that with the aim of “promoting the joint application of synergies and solutions to achieve a real impact”, on May 30 he will hold a first Innovation Summit on Sport and Innovation in Brussels, an “initiative that will be key to promoting innovation as something essential in our European sports model”.
Thebes: LaLiga “is the most digitized sports institution in the world”
The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, highlighted that this “is the most digitized sports institution in the world” and pointed out that “the incorporation of talent in LaLiga from the most cutting-edge companies in the world, Microsoft and Globant” has been “key in the culture of digitization”.
“Digitization is a right of all clubs, not just the big ones, and we are working on it together,” he added.
The CEO of LaLiga’s technological subsidiary, LaLiga Tech, Alejandro Scannapieco, referred to its objective of accelerating the project “and evolving it to become a world benchmark in the reinvention of sport and entertainment” before clubs like Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla, Betis, Real Sociedad and Cádiz exposed the initiatives they carry out.