Javier Sobrino, Head of Strategy and Marcos Picallo of FC Barcelona Innovation Hub recently visited the Foundation Offices at Easter Road as part of their developing partnership with the Edinburgh of University.

The Innovation Hub is an integral part of FC Barcelona which aims to be the world's number one sports industry centre for knowledge and information. It offers a range of expertise and qualifications around sports technology, medical and nutritional sciences, social sciences, team sports and performances.

The visit allowed the Foundation staff to outline the strategic direction of the Foundation across the next three years and explore potential areas of partnership working. FCB also toured the stadium.

Commenting on the visit Charlie Bennett, CEO of the Foundation commented "It was a pleasure to welcome Javier and Marcus to Easter Road, to listen to the fantastic resource they are developing, and to have the opportunity to outline our plans for the future and get their feedback. Thanks must also go to Grant Jarvie from Edinburgh University for facilitating the visit'.