Qatar and the Netherlands
co-creating champions

The power to innovate together

 

A public private partner initiative from the Netherlands

The Qatar Orange Sport cluster is a Dutch public-private partnership that consists of a mix of organizations and companies that are changing the future of sports. From the industry leaders of natural and synthetic grass to experts in event management, sports nutrition and immersive sports technology – we develop state-of-the-art solutions that contribute to Qatar’s ambition to create the ultimate sport experience.

A partnership between two frontrunners

Across the board, the Netherlands has proven itself as a global innovation leader. With strong trade roots, we now rank #2 on the Global Innovation Index and #5 on the IMD World Talent ranking. Qatar’s ambitious development policies and a business mindset create many possibilities to innovate and invest together.

Sportsmanship makes us who we are

As a nation, we celebrate sport for its ability to unite and connect people across cultures and backgrounds. As such, we fully believe in the merits of Qatar’s National Vision 2030. Moving and being active is part of our daily culture, but also something we train for. We are proud to rank #3 with our national women’s football team. Our 415 Olympic medals (which ranks the Netherlands #17 globally) are another way to measure the results of our efforts.

We understand the business of sport

We share the winner’s mentality when it comes to both business and sport. The central geographic location and entrepreneurial spirit give Qatar a unique value proposition to develop as a leading global sports hub. We deliver demonstrated high quality which is benchmarked all over the world. By establishing and strengthening long-term partnerships we can leverage our joint ambitions and create the business opportunities that shape the future of sports.

 

Interactive and immersive tech

Interactive and immersive tech

Our international prestige in both sports and serious gaming makes us a natural partner to co-develop e-sport programs and implement the latest tech for next level training for both professionals and amateurs.

Competitive science-based nutrition

Competitive science-based nutrition

Access the latest knowledge to develop custom health and wellness programs that empower champions.

Cutting-edge grass technology

Cutting-edge grass technology

This cluster includes industry leaders for natural and synthetic grass production and maintenance for the highest quality surfaces.

Transforming the stadium experience

Transforming the stadium experience

The Netherlands enjoys an international status when it comes to event management. Partner-up to create events that put Qatar on a global platform and grow recreational sports travel.

 
 


Trade Missions

PIB team Qatar

To be announced

 

Coordinator

Orange Sports Forum

Orange Sports Forum

Orange Sports Forum is a foundation that aims to promote the export of Dutch sports related organizations worldwide. OSF has an (international) network of more than 300 organizations, all affiliated with sport and export. In addition, OSF has been active in Qatar for several years and has an influential local partner; Al Mesned Holding. Apart from that they have experience with a PIB program in China.

 
 

Partners

Papendal Sports Center

Papendal Sports Center

Papendal Sports Center is the umbrella organization for all hotel, leisure and sports facilities at this location. Papendal has been the beating heart of Dutch sport for years and many top athletes train here daily. They know how to create a top-class sports environment, operating sports and leisure facilities. Papendal uses data analysis, sensors and other innovations at various sports facilities to measure, assess and ultimately improve athletes. Papendal employs various scientists in the field of biomechanics, nutrition and exercise physiology. Papendal also has an exercise lab and climate room, where athletes are tested.

Game On Technologies

Game On Technologies

The goal of Game On Technologies is to offer athletes, coaches and sports organizations the most advanced and easy-to-use video technology through our constant focus on innovation and our passion for sports and technologies.

Henko A&T

Henko A&T

Henko A&T is a leading company that specializes in developing and producing adhesives, tools and related products for the installation and maintenance of artificial grass. Henko A&T is an active and innovative player in the market and distinguishes itself by offering high quality products to its worldwide customers.

Vekoma Rides Manufacturing

Vekoma Rides Manufacturing

Vekoma Rides Manufacturing is the world leader in rollercoasters, Ferris wheels and virtual reality attractions. Vekoma also develops concepts for sports and leisure attractions. They have a lot of experience in doing business with Qatar and they have built up a good network. The cluster can make good use of this network.

Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology

We train students and promote knowledge in science and technology for the benefit of humanity. We integrate education and research so that our students and scientists can become "thought leaders" and design and realize the unthinkable. In close collaboration with our public and private partners, we translate our basic research into meaningful solutions.

Breda University of Applied Sciences

Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) is a medium-sized, government-funded higher education institute. More than 7,000 Dutch and international students from some 100 countries are studying at our institute. We offer bachelor's and master's programme at professional and academic level in the domains of Games, Media, Hotel, Facility, Logistics, Built Environment, Tourism and Leisure & Events.

Within this PIB cluster, BUas is working together with different partners to develop new Event Experiences to promote healthy food and a vital lifestyle, to design new operational plans for the Sports Dome and to create new eSports experiences for football stadiums or family entertainment centers. Breda University of Applied Sciences is a strong international knowledge partner for education and research with strong industry connections that lead to valuable applied projects.

Grass Valley

Grass Valley

Grass Valley is the number 1 player in content and media technology with market-leading solutions, the largest R&D engine in the sector and a growing financial commitment for the future of this sector.

Pactive Motion

Pactive Motion

Exercise has proven positive effects on mental and physical fitness. But many people have difficulty moving for a variety of reasons. Pactief Bewegen is a solution. Our innovative exercise technology is (un)exciting and enables safe and effortless movement, without changing clothes and risk of injury. It is the step to well-being by counteracting and activating stress without getting bored. Pactief Bewegen is the alternative form of exercise that stimulates the same senses as active movement and exercise, but it also stimulates various vital body functions and the brain, as is scientifically determined. The combination of relaxation and vitalization gives new energy.

PSV

PSV

PSV has become a club that belongs to the traditional top three of Dutch professional football. They are one of the largest and most successful football organization in the Netherlands.

Choices International Foundation

Choices International Foundation

The Choices International Foundation strives for positive change by supporting national actions that make the healthier choice the easy one. It promotes healthy diets through positive labeling on the frontside, product reformulation and other promotions. The Foundation is a worldwide platform for cooperation between independent scientists, leaders in the food industry and health authorities.

C Sharp Sports

C Sharp Sports

C Sharp Sports offers club users secure access to, and provides them with, all relevant player related information. Efficient access to this information is decisive for achieving the ultimate goal of every coach, athlete and driver, namely winning the next game. The C Sharp Sports concept replaces the traditional notepad in which data from players are written down and all internal standalone solutions.

GrassMaster Solutions

GrassMaster Solutions

GrassMaster Solutions is the pioneer of hybrid grass. GrassMaster & PlayMaster are 2 reinforced natural grass systems that are used worldwide in football rugby & multifunctional stadiums, training centers and international sports events (FIFA World Cup, Olympic Games, etc.).

Schmitz Foam Products

Schmitz Foam Products

Over the years, Schmitz Foam Products has grown into a leading international supplier of shock-absorbing and drainage products for artificial grass pitches. These products are used worldwide in various market segments such as sports, fall protection for playgrounds, applications for cows and horses and in the landscaping industry to add comfort to the artificial grass.

SGL

SGL

With the SGL system you can develop and maintain a high-quality natural grass sports playing surface under all circumstances and with every playing schedule. The system consists of a wide range of unique tools that optimize the growing conditions of your grass playing surface, whether it is a field or a green. Individually these tools offer you solutions for specific grass challenges, together they form a complete grass management system. Our goal is to help you achieve the desired grass quality.

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact cluster coordinator Rick Sleegers.