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  • Football Innovation Report by N3XT Sports


    What will the future football fan expect of football organizations? How will we consume the number 1 sport worldwide? Which stakeholders does football need to work with to maintain its competitive advantage? These are all valid questions that every football organization is facing today, as are others in the sports industry.

    The term "Football Innovation" encapsulates the efforts by football stakeholders to grapple with a new paradigm of constant disruption, innovation, and experimentation. In the first of a series of related reports, N3XT Sports has today released "Football Innovation: From Myth to Reality". The report was published with contributions from leading football organizations, innovation and technology experts worldwide. 

    The findings point to the presence of innovation within the football industry, which is growing at a rapid pace across different types of organizations (clubs, leagues, and federations). Additionally, it underlines the importance of strategic planning for innovation, and its contribution to bringing non-traditional stakeholders closer to the football industry, to solve some of its biggest challenges.

    This report builds on N3XT Sports' football innovation activities this year, including World Football Summit in Kuala Lumpur in April, the first-ever Football Innovation Forum in Madrid, co-organized with World Football Summit and N3XT Sports with support from UEFA, and the recent Football Innovation Meetup which took place in Barcelona as part of N3XT Sports' monthly Meetup Series.

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    N3XT Sports is a strategic consulting and advisory services company and specializes in innovation, new business & investment in the sports industry. With a heritage in Silicon Valley and headquarters in Barcelona, N3XT Sports works with its clients to identify and address their most critical challenges, allowing them to achieve sustainable competitive advantage within the rapidly changing sports landscape. Their clients include leading football organizations, international & national sports governing bodies, Olympic committees, event organizers, investors, entrepreneurs, and governments.

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