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 national program for innovation and research, set up by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. It’s goal is to enhance the effect of innovation in sports, as well as contributing to a more vital community. In a national network of 15 Sportinnovator Centres the government, scientists, sports professionals and entrepreneurs work together to create innovations that enhance performance in elite sports as well as community sports, but also encourage people to live an active life. The program Sportinnovator is led by Topteam Sport and is supported by ZonMW and the Ministery of Health, Welfare and Sport.
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.