SportEST, the active health innovation cluster, is the successor to the Estonian Sports Medicine Cluster, with a broader composition, strategic objectives and activities. The cluster unites the members (consortium-based or inside the cluster) and external cooperation partners, who provide products and services and/or carry out activities that are directly or indirectly related to increasing the people’s vitality and the richness of living environment through active health and the promotion and development of innovative activities in the related areas (healthcare, incl. biotechnological medicine, ICT and e-health, sports, tourism, etc.).
The cluster provides opportunities for cooperation in both foreign countries and domestically, the organisation of joint seminars, increased awareness related to active health among amateur, top-level and young athletes, physiotherapists, family doctors and nurses, coaches, sports doctors and orthopaedists, as well as in the development of joint products and services that could help to prevent injuries, provide competent treatment and faster recovery for people involved in sports.
The areas of activity include medical services, biotechnology, e-health as well as information technology and communication in the field. The following ancillary fields of activity have been included in order to ensure the functioning of the health value chain: the providers of support services and equipment/devices; educational, research and development institutions, research and development centres and competence centres, local governments and state agencies, as well as all the specialised associations and umbrella organisations in the field. A united contribution will be made to the development of smart specialisation in these areas with the main focus on healthcare services and technologies, e-health and the ICT field.
The SportEST has 42 partners, including organisations in the field of sports medicine as well as support and associated areas of activity. The activity-based division and more detailed descriptions of the partners are available on the cluster’s website: http://www.sportest.eu/en