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Innovating Future Business

Date - Wed 10 May 2017

Time - 8.30 am

Duration - 8 hours and 30 minutes

Cost - free

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - MediaCityUK, University of Salford


Innovating Future Business competition and 90 minutes to 90 Seconds: The future of sports content consumption.

Event details

Innovating Future Business looks at the future of business and innovation from two distinct angles. 90 Minutes to 90 Seconds: the future of sports content consumption runs from  8.30am - 12.30pm, lunch will be served between 12.30pm - 13.30pm and we will then move on to the finals of our Innovating Future Business Competition at around 13.30pm - 5.00pm.

We hope that you will attend both the morning and afternoon events, but each can be registered separately. Registration and the up to date programme and speakers can be found here.

90 Minutes to 90 Seconds: the future of sports content consumption (8.30am - 12.30pm)

Keynote speaker: Simon Green, Head of BT Sport. During the early stages of this season's English Premier League (EPL), several reports noted that audiences for games broadcast on satellite television had started to decline. Naturally, this was of concern to the various stakeholders, not least the broadcasters that had just paid record fees to secure EPL rights. Recently, Sky's six-months results highlighted a fall in viewing figures. At the same time in the United States, commentators were making similar observations about the National Football League. While some speculated that the presidential election was distracting people, many others highlighted the changing consumption habits of television viewers, in particular millennials.

Sport broadcasting maybe standing on the cusp of profound change, with new generations of viewers more likely to be accessing ninety second clips of games on YouTube or second screening and live streaming to a smartphone than sitting and watching a game on television for ninety minutes. Moreover, with the use of mobile devices now obiquitous, and the emergence of platforms such as Periscope which enables 90 seconds and/or 90 minutes, the when and where people watch sport has changed massively and will continue to do so.

Against this backdrop, the latest Centre for Sport Business Management (CSB) workshop will be considering what the future is for sports broadcasting. Leading industry speakers, as well as memebers of the CSB's own research team, will be assessing changes in consumption, developments in technology, and key issues across the broadcast landscape.

Innovating Future Business Competition (13:30pm - 17:00pm)

Building on the success of our previous innovation competitions, we are excited to run our latest Innovation competition featuring student teams from Alliance Universities pitching to five investors. The competition encourages innovative, forward-thinking business ideas and is open to current students and graduates of the University of Salford, as well as students and graduates from University Alliance.

This competition will include multiple investors and Universities in a true Dragons Den Style. The prize pool is £5,000, but there is also a chance for further investment.

The competition is for students and graduates of Alliance universities, in collaboration with The University of Salford, Cariocca Enterprises , Marketing Signals, Wakelet and ANS Group, Web Applications UK. The investors are looking for proposals that demonstrate a viable business with a low cost of entry, evidence of sound market research, and crucially an innovative idea with the ‘wow’ factor.

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