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“Talent Development Framework: European standards for talent development systems of professional football clubs”, an industrial PhD by David Pauwels in collaboration with Double PASS

On October 11th David Pauwels defended his Doctoral dissertation with the title “Talent Development Framework: European standards for talent development systems of professional football clubs”. This industrial PhD was conducted at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in collaboration with Double PASS (industrial partner) and financed by Innoviris (Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation).

The outcome of the PhD was a new Talent Development Framework with 74 European standards influencing the productivity of a talent development system of a professional football club. This has led to the development of new business segments regarding international ruling bodies (licensing).

The Doctiris project strengthens the position of Double PASS in the football market as innovator, reliable and neutral partner in talent development.

Furthermore, the Doctoral manuscript gives new insights regarding the validity of the PASS model and significantly prove that the PASS model is explaining to a certain extend the productivity of a club (knowledge transfer regarding validity).

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