Noosphere Ventures, managed by Max Polyakov, introduces innovative scoring system, called Cup Navigator, at The World Games 2017 to help optimize management of results and scores for the most prominent sports.
On July 20-30, Wroclaw, Poland hosted one of hottest spots events of the summer, The World Games 2017. This year’s games were simply historic, not only because of the number of new records made, but also in the new innovative, technology driven way they were measured.
During the Air Sports competitions that were held from the 20-23 the FAI’s Global Technical Partner, Noosphere Ventures, introduced their new scoring system, Cup Navigator.
This software solution optimizes result scoring and simplifies competition data management. It was live-tested and worked like a clockwork throughout events in paramotoring, glider aerobatics and canopy piloting.
For all three air sports disciplines, Cup Navigator sent the scores to Swiss Timing (the worldwide leader in sports timing) in the Olympic data format. For the glider aerobatics and paramotoring competitions, the tool collected the data for each competitor and displayed the scores on the airfield’s big screens, as well as on the website, exclusively created by Noosphere Ventures for online spectators all over the globe.
This website provided supporters with all the information about the event, including schedule, results, athlete bios, as well as latest news and photos of the competition.
Michael Ryabokon of Noosphere said, “We first started collaborating with FAI in the world of Space Modelling a few years ago. Our core idea has always been to be able to expand into larger sports like gliding, paramotoring, and ballooning. We are really happy to see our systems well in place and working surprisingly efficient at the World Games.”
In 2015, Noosphere hosted the FAI European Championship for Space Models, followed by the larger event — FAI World Championship for Space Models hosted the following year, where data management was handled by the Cup Navigator contributing to the event’s success.
The full-fledged collaboration between the FAI and Polyakov’s Noosphere Ventures started in early 2017. On February 2nd of this year, the FAI named Noosphere Ventures its new Global Technical Partner. The partnership concurrence was signed by Max Polyakov (Managing Partner, Noosphere Ventures), Frits Brink (FAI President), and Susanne Schödel (Secretary General).
Commenting on the agreement, Max Polyakov said, “Our main goal is to bring an innovation revolution in the realm of technical sports, and our strategic partnership with the FAI will do just that. We will focus our first steps on ensuring highly modern tracking solutions in the field of air sports.”
The partnership was also supplemented by the student hackathon, “Best Devise for FAI”. The NGO, Association Noosphere, created by Max Polyakov, hosted the event on May 27. The hackathon was tailored to the current challenges FAI was facing in result tracking for hot air ballooning competitions. The challenges were accepted by aspiring tech innovators and engineers from the most outstanding Ukrainian universities. The winning teams have now been invited to live-test their prototypes at upcoming FAI Ballooning Competitions.