2010 was the year I promoted my innovation: putting a start number on a singlet without the use of safety pins. Just a transparant pocket sewed on (both sides of) a singlet.
Principle of the Start Number Pocket
First prototype on my athletic club’s race shirt
I used this innovation as an entry of the European Athletics Innovation Awards 2010 in the open category. As result I was rewarded with an Honourable Mention:
In the meantime a french company in sportattributes Decathlon brought a version for sale. See http://bit.ly/1nG1mQB without letting me know! And I am not satisfied with their solution of using a t-shirt in stead of a singlet and the position of the pocket. So I am still looking for a company that will develop my innovation into a product for the gear market.