As expression of their innovation leadership in sport, the DFL is joint organiser of the SportsInnovation, an international platform for new technological advances in sport.

The purpose of the fair and conference is to highlight future trends which are of interest to sports institutions, the media and sport venues. The most unique and outstanding feature of the event are the “innovation games”: three football matches that will showcase the latest technologies of specific areas live: “Broadcast & Content”, “Sports Performance & Technology”, and “Fan Experience & Stadium”. The conference programme will gather first-rate national and international speakers and panellists on stage, representing sport leagues, clubs, and the business and science communities, among others.

The tech event enjoyed a successful premiere at the Düsseldorf Arena in May 2018.