Progress through innovation
If you want to belong to the best, you have to continue to develop. Because standing still is moving backwards. Particularly in sports. @Papendal we go for gold, just like our elite athletes. This means improving, challenging, growing and innovating. In all areas.
Sport Innovator Centre
Sportinnovator is The Netherlands’ leading sports innovation network and aims to increase the effectiveness of sports innovations and contribute to a more vital society. In a nationwide network of about 20 Sportinnovator centres, sport organisations, the business community, knowledge institutions and government bodies work together on groundbreaking innovations that increase sports participation, enhance performance in top and recreational sports and also encourage people to adopt a more active lifestyle. Data analytics platform Sport Data Valley contributes to these goals as well. Sportinnovator is an initiative of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and is supported by ZonMw.
Sports scientific support
Embedded scientists provide sports scientific support to our elite athletes. With tests and measurements. Tests that mostly take place at the sports accommodations, but also at an exercise lab. And we have a climate room where elite athletes can prepare themselves for tournaments in extreme heat, with high humidity or at height.