Football Innovation Award

football innovation award

The Football Innovation Award is Austria's first startup award in football. For the second time an international jury will award the FIA to the most innovative startup.

An international jury selects the five most exciting startups from the applicants. Those five finalists are pitching (5 minutes + 5 minutes feedback from the jury) on the first day of the FUTURE OF FOOTBALL BUSINESS Conference.

The winner will be announced and awarded on the second day of the conference and will receive various media services from FOOTBALL BUSINESS INSIDE, like a booth at the next physical FUTURE OF FOOTBALL BUSINESS Conference in 2021.

The winner also gets the chance to pitch at the VfL Bochum and to start a project with the club or it’s partners.

Entering the award is for free.

June 29th: Start of the application phase
August 13th: End of the application phase
August 20th: Announcement of the five finalists
September 3rd: Pitches and feedback at the conference
September 4th: Award ceremony at the conference


Benjamin Penkert

Founder, SportsTechX

Ilja Kaenzig

Managing Director, VfL Bochum

Federico Smanio

CEO, Wylab