DIGISPORT brings together 25 research units in the fields of sport sciences, computer, data, electronic, human and social sciences. They share a common scientific goal and cooperate to create a new training curriculum anchored in scientific and economic reality.
The internationally recognized experts will address two complex and complementary issues:
DIGISPORT will benefit from cutting-edge equipment and interactive facilities in Rennes (e.g., telepresence rooms) to increase contact between researchers, students and industry partners.
While sport practice is increasingly
connected, the associated research is highly segmented: on the
one hand, sport sciences provide knowledge to determine
performance indicators or the management of diseases through
sport, and on the other hand, digital specialists are
developing new technologies (virtual and augmented reality),
sensors, and data interpretation algorithms. Therefore, this
new interdisciplinary postgraduate program is essential to
train qualified students and satisfy an industrial market
eager for highly skilled managers.
Furthermore, the partners have a long experience of collaborative work in research and training through the complementarity of their skills. More specifically, M2S Lab prides itself on world-class research platforms (Immermove and Immersia) and has set up a management entity (ImmerStar) to ensure their sustainability.
DIGISPORT provides a framework for closer collaborations between project partners with established successful research and training relationships. Using these networks and the expertise of its partners, it strengthens cross-fertilization between academics and companies, in order to promote the training of qualified students.
The graduate school will make it possible to create an entity that is visible to industries and therefore promotes the integration of students.
DIGISPORT brings together all relevant complementary skills through a consortium of:
laboratories and international academic
Renowned business networks and companies
Sports and health stakeholders
The consortium will grow continuously at the national and international level through networking between research units and shared interests with organizations operating in the same fields.