Nico Delleman is trained as a human movement scientist and obtained his doctorate at VU University Amsterdam. After a career in applied research and innovation at TNO, during the years 2006-2015 he was responsible for a national sport innovation programme at InnoSportNL. Currently he deploys his knowledge, experience and network to support startups/companies, sports organisations, public authorities, and knowledge institutes in realising innovation and education in the domain of sport and physical activity.


  • Sport fieldlabs in the Netherlands – customer interaction
  • SPIN – social innovation
  • HighTechXL – business acceleration
  • Orange Sports Forum – internationalisation
  • IDOX Vindsubsidies – grants expertise
  • Sport Knowhow XL – information platform