The Australian Sports Technologies Network is a not-for-profit member-based organisation.
The strength of our Network is in our members.
Our members include some of Australia’s leading sporting organisations, sporting clubs, sports technology researchers, universities, sports retailers and marketers, sports tech businesses and sports tech investors.
The following types of organisations will benefit from ASTN activities:
- Sports technologies businesses and start-ups
- Sports-related business and practitioners
- Sports retailers, manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers
- National sporting organisations
- Leading sporting clubs
- Research institutions and centres
- Tertiary education institutions and research centres
- Industry representative bodies (involved in sports technologies-related activities)
Organisations may be involved in researching, developing, trialling, commercialising and /or marketing of products and services in:
- Apparel, footwear and protective wear
- Sports equipment
- Sports surfaces
- Data and video analysis
- Wearable devices
- Officiating technologies
- Sports games and entertainment
- Nutrition and health products
Mix with the best to be the best!
The ASTN provides members with valuable networking, education and promotional opportunities to help them achieve their organisation’s goals.
- Knowledge Network : Collaborate with ASTN members, including leaders across the Australian sporting eco-system.
- Gather & Build Intelligence : Keep an eye on national and international developments in sports technologies with ASTN boot-camps, networking events, workshops, annual conference and ASTN online channels.
- Participate : Take part in research and commercial projects including those supporting high performance goals.
- Promote : Market your expertise, capabilities and needs through the ASTN website and social media, at ASTN events and conference, and ASTN’s exhibition opportunities.
- Learn & Earn : Develop relationships with experts that can help commercialise and fund development of sports technologies.
- Link To Markets : Develop relationships with national sporting organisations, sporting clubs, sports retailers, distributors and wholesalers that can link product to end-user or test markets.
- Access Government : Develop relationships with key government stakeholders in the sports and innovation industries across all levels of government.
- Introductions to other members to pursue new opportunities
- Listing of organization on ASTN website including profile
- Acknowledgment of membership via ASTN newsletter and social media
- Opportunity to distribute news items via ASTN newsletter and social media and ASTN media partners (ie Sport Business Insider, Start-up Smart, Sport Techie, Inside Sport)
- Industry updates via ASTN website, social media and newsletter
- Exhibition Opportunities to showcase your business
- Free and discounted tickets to ASTN events
- Discounted tickets to associated Conferences
- Understanding of grants funding and support opportunities
- Priority access to paid ASTN Programs eg Export Program and Trade Missions
- Use of ASTN logo on marketing materials
To become a member now, or renew your membership, go to Online ASTN Membership Application portal here
For any ASTN membership queries, please contact Rachel Piastri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 453 616.
1. Does the ASTN have a Constitution?
The Australian Sports Technologies Network is a company limited by guarantee. Download the ASTN Constitution adopted on 18th September 2012 here
2. What is the purpose of Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd?
The principal purpose for which Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd was established is to be the representative voice and peak body of the sports technologies industry in Australia. This representation includes;
- Developing stronger collaboration between sports technology firms, researchers and markets to improve commercial outcomes for sports technologies;
- Building commercialisation pathways for the development of sports technologies;
- Co-ordinating sales and business development opportunities for sports technologies firms (eg trade missions); and
- Being a major point of communication for the sports technologies industry to enhance information sharing and collaboration.
3. What is the structure of Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd?
Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation. It is recognised as a ‘company limited by guarantee’. The organisation will consist of not less than 3 and not more than 7 directors.
The directors of the organisation will appoint a Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary of the organisation.
Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd will only generate income from its member fees, grants and sponsorships, and must solely apply the income to the promotion of activities that meet the purpose of the organisation. The organisation cannot distribute profits to its members or issue shares.
4. What is a company limited by guarantee?
A “company limited by guarantee” means that if Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd is wound up, and it is in debt, the liability of members is guaranteed to be a nominal amount of not more than $50 each.
5. What categories of membership are there?
At this stage there is only a single membership tier. However, different categories of organisations will pay varying amounts for the right to be members. For example, sports technology start-ups pay $385 per annum whereas Universities and Research Institutions pay $1,650 per annum.
6. When do I need to renew my membership?
Every applicant for Membership of Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd must be proposed by one and seconded by another Member of Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd. Memberships are valid for 12 months.
7. Can individuals become members?
Individuals who legitimately manage a sports-related business (such as a sport tech start-up business or are sports professional practitioners) may apply for Membership. Applications by individuals will need to be approved by the Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd board.
Sports enthusiasts (not applying for membership on behalf of a sporting-related organisation) wanting to receive the benefits of membership may sign-up to the Australian Sports Technologies Network. These individuals will not be regarded as Members, and will not receive the rights as Members under the Constitution. Sports enthusiasts can sign up to the ASTN Newsletter free-of-charge.
8. What is the liability of members?
If Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd is wound up, and it is in debt, the liability of members is guaranteed to be a nominal amount of not more than $50 each.
9. What if my organisation wants to financially contribute to the Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd, but does not want to (or cannot) be a member?
Organisations or persons that do not want to become a member of Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd can still financially contribute to the organisation by being financial ‘sponsors’, and may participate in its activities such as its sub-committees.
However, these organisations or persons will be recognised by Australian Sports Technologies Network Ltd as ‘sponsors’. They will not be recognised as a ‘members’, and will not have the rights of members under the Constitution.