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Posted by: Australian Sports Technology Network (ASTN) on 04/07/2016

What is Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN)?

What is Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN)?

Established in 2012, ASTN is an industry-led national network of organisations with a vested interest in sports technology development. ASTN’s role is to better capitalise on Australia’s reputation as a great sporting nation by providing leadership in the commercialisation, development and promotion of Australian-inspired sports technologies.

Who is involved?

The ASTN has around 200 members which includes leading sports technologies businesses, national sporting organisations, research institutions, sports manufacturers and retailers, governments, advisors and investors.

The ASTN has key strategic partnerships with the Australian Sports Commission / Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA), PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and The Australian Sports Tech Company (Investor).

What are sports technologies?

Innovations in performance wear, protective wear, sports equipment, nutrition and health products, venue and facilities technologies, wearable devices, sports analytics and sports digital solutions such as club management and fan engagement.

Supporting the development of a world-class industry

Uncovering new innovations (private & research): Investment pitching competitions; innovation and commercialisation programme (for research institutions).

Supporting high-potential businesses: Seed and follow-on funding (via The Australian Sports Tech Company); advisory programmes (investment-ready, market-ready and export-ready); targeted international trade missions.

Technology innovation education: Sports technology conferences; technology innovation masterclasses; investor-ready pitching education; sports digital workshops.

Benefits to members

ASTN provides members with valuable networking, education and promotional opportunities to help them achieve their organisation’s goals.

Benefits include: building industry networks; building industry knowledge; accessing experts and investors; providing promotional opportunities; linking to domestic and international markets; grants, funding and support opportunities.

Memberships starts from $400 per annum for start-ups through to $1,500 per annum for larger organisations/research institutions.

Membership details are available at www.astn.com.au/membership