Winners Announced: Football Docs Innovation World Cup®

Madrid, 20-21 March 2024

The Football Docs Innovation World Cup®, powered by Fútbol Doctors Network (FDN), has concluded with the announcement of its top 3 winners. The official pitch and award ceremony took place at the International Summit on Elite Sports Medicine in Madrid on March 20th-21st. Among the exceptional innovators who presented their solutions, the top three winners were selected by esteemed doctors from leading football clubs:

Appreciation is also extended to all the finalists for their exceptional solutions:

Their dedication and commitment to innovation in football medicine are admirable.


Thank you to the esteemed jury for their invaluable contributions to this event, particularly our panel of FDN who brought their extensive expertise and dedication to the judging process:

Dr. Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Nobel Prize Committee
Dr. Christopher Ahmad, New York Yankees
Dr. Gary O’Driscoll, Manchester United
Dr. James Calder, Imperial College
Dr. José María Villalón, Club Atlético de Madrid
Dr. Lluís Til, SL Benfica
Dr. Niko Mihic, MD, CFPC, Real Madrid
Dr. Philipp Ehrenstein, Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Dr. Prabath Lodewijks, FC Utrecht
Dr. Stefano Mazzoni, AC Milan
Dr. Zafar Iqbal, Crystal Palace FC
Dr. Alexandre Creuze, AS Monaco

Their expertise and judgment have been pivotal in selecting the winners and ensuring the success of this event.

Behind the scenes – The Innovation World Cup® Series

The Innovation World Cup® Series is the global open innovation platform that connects corporates and techpreneurs. It acts as a catalyst for future innovations. The Innovation World Cup® Series powered by Techpreneurs Gmbh a Navispace company was initiated in 2003. Partners include STMicroelectronics, HTC VIVE, Google Cloud, Ericsson, Intel, EBV Elektronik, Swisscom, Würth Elektronik, Samsung, Telefonica, Telit, VARTA Microbattery and more.

Further partners include Hannover Messe, BIM World MUNICH, MEDICA, CSEM, HTGF, VDMA, WT | Wearable Technologies, AlpICT, BioAlps Association, ACCIO, Business OULU, Business France, Business Finland,  G2 Startups, Gate Garching, Wolves Summit, The Trade Council Denmark, Medical Valley, UnternehmerTUM, IoTWeek, Innovability, WMF We Make Future, Werk1, Stanford University, Innosuisse, CENSIS, Invest in Bavaria, Technoport, THINGS Stockholm, Health Capital Helsinki, InfoShare, ITRI, TechBBQ, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, and many more.

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