The ASTN National Leadership team enjoyed a 3-day tour of Brisbane in March 2021 to launch the Queensland Sports Innovation Network ecosystem and 2032 Future of Sports innovation initiatives. Under the leadership of ASTN Queensland head, Natalie Cook, meetings were held with various important stakeholders from across the landscape for sports, stadiums, technology, events, broadcast, trade and investment and 2032 QLD Summer Olympics host city candidacy.  Queensland is the 2nd largest region for ASTN memberships and with over 75 sports innovation companies – the potential to rapidly grow in the decade ahead in 2032.

Highlights include:

  • Attending the Committee for Brisbane lunch, with keynote presentations from Mr John Coates AC[1] and Ms Natalie Cook OLY[2]
  • Launch of ActiveKIT Grant by Queensland Government supporting the implementation of new and innovative products or services to get more Queenslanders active, more often! The exciting new initiative to come out of the Activate! Queensland 2019 – 2029 Strategy providing $4.34 million in targeted funding. Click here to learn more[3]
  • Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Sports Minister Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe announcing that Queensland will be hosting the Australian Sports Innovation Week – including Australian Sports Technology Conference — from 2021-2023 in Gold Coast (click here for full media announcement[4]).

We will soon be announcing more partnerships, events and collaborations in Queensland.

To get involved in the Queensland Committee, please email info@astn.com.au

 

[1] https://www.olympic.org/mr-john-coates-ac

[2] https://www.nataliecook.com/

[3] https://www.dtis.qld.gov.au/sport/funding-programs/activekit

[4] https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/91786