Priorities for 2016

  • Converting our growing database to paid members
  • Better profiling and promoting the success stories and capabilities of our industry
  • More active events program in Sydney, Brisbane & Canberra
  • Facilitating our first Sports Digital Entrepreneurship Masterclass
  • Expanding on the success of the inaugural ASTN Exhibition Showcase at the AIS Canberra
  • Facilitating the 2nd year of our Victorian Sport Product Development, Manufacturing & Export Program
  • Better understanding opportunities the industry has to continue to be world leader in the Human Performance Technologies (sports analytics, wearables and instrumented equipment / garments))
  • Expanding on the success of NSO Digital Innovation Workshops in Melbourne and Sydney
  • Developing a targeted Trade Missions program  (particularly the US, but possibility focusing on emerging markets like India)

2015 Highlights

  • Strengthening the ASTN board – Kate Lundy (former Federal Minister for Sport), Chris Morgan (former Managing Director of Associated Retailers Ltd) and Naomi Henn (sports tech entrepreneur and Finalist Young Australian of Year (WA) 2014).
  • Securing a partnership with PwC to deliver various activities focused on ‘Show me the Money’, ‘Sports Digital Innovation’, ‘Promoting Australian Sports Tech’ with this partnership extended to  the end of 2016
  • Extension of another 2 year partnership with the Australian Sports Commission through to mid-2017 which sees all national sporting organisations have the right to be an ASTN member, delivery of digital innovation workshops to NSOs, and support for our annual pitching competition and our Showcase event at the AIS.
  • Inaugural Sports Technology Exhibition at the Australian Institute of Sport showcasing the best of Australia’s emerging sports technologies (supported by the ACT Government and ACT Government)
  • Securing a partnership with The Australian Sports Tech Companywhich sees start-ups provided with the opportunity to pitch for seed and follow-on funding
  • 15 selected early stage sports tech companies undertaking a mentoring and connection program through the ASTNs HeadStart Accelerator through 2014/15
  • 22 in sports tech businesses & research organisations participating in the first (of 3 years) of the ASTN’s Victorian Sport Product Development, Manufacturing & Export Program.