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September 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: ASTN Appoints Jasmine Lim as Board Member, Guy Bracher as Associate Director, Partnerships and Growth

15th SEPTEMBER 2021 Download Media Release The Australian Sports Technologies Network has great pleasure in announcing two new appointments, Jasmine Lim and Guy Bracher, to assist in the delivery of programs and research for the Australian Sports Innovation Centre for Excellence (ASICE). Jasmine Lim will join the ASTN as a Board Member and has over [...]

ASTN to Establish New World-Class Sports Innovation Centre

9th SEPTEMBER 2021 Download Press Release The Victorian Government Minister for Innovation, Medical Research, and the Digital Economy, Jaala Pulford yesterday announced support for Victoria’s growing sports technology sector with a $4 million investment to establish the Australian Sports Innovation Centre for Excellence (ASICE) in Cremorne, Melbourne’s global innovation and technology precinct. The Centre that [...]

Media Release: Victoria Home to New World-Class Sports Tech Hub

8th SEPTEMBER 2021 Download Media Release | Download AFR Article The Victorian Government is backing the state’s growing sports technology sector with a $4 million investment to establish the Australian Sports Innovation Centre for Excellence in Cremorne. The centre will support the creation of up to 2,000 tech jobs in four years by fast-tracking commercialisation [...]

July 2021

Brisbane 2032: 10 reasons why Australia can create the “Global Cluster of Sports Innovation”

ASTN Board Member Natalie Cook OLY looking forward to Brisbane 2032 On behalf of the team at Australian Sports Technologies Network, we wish to congratulate the Queensland Government and all Australian key stakeholders involved in the successful candidacy to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games in Brisbane, Gold Coast and South-East Queensland.  In particular, we are [...]

April 2021

Press Release: Strengthening the Sports Technology and ICT Industries: ASTN and AIIA agree on New Strategic Relationship

9th APRIL 2021 The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) have announced a strategic relationship to strengthen and showcase innovation within the local sports technologies sector. As part of the new partnership, the AIIA and ASTN will jointly develop Sports Innovation Artificial Intelligence, blockchain programs, projects, and events. In [...]

March 2021

ASTN launches Queensland Sports Innovation Network (March 2021)

  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, [...]

February 2021

ASTN announces Masterclass with “Father of Open Innovation” Henry Chesbrough

The Australian Sports Technologies Network is excited to announce a virtual Masterclass with the "Father of Open Innovation" Henry Chesbrough from UC Berkeley. The event will be broadcast via a live web platform at 0900 AEST, also featuring opening remarks from ASTN Chair James Demetriou, as well as a session from ASTN Director Martin Schlegel [...]

January 2021

Applications open for Cohort 2 of ASTN Pre-Accelerator

Applications are officially open for Cohort 2 of the ASTN "Business of Sport" Pre-Accelerator Program in partnership with Microsoft GSIC and LaunchVic. The program is a 10-week cohort based pre accelerator educational program consisting of 6 modules. Two sessions will be conducted each week for a total of 20 sessions. A core focus of the [...]

November 2020

Press Release: Varcis Group and Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) powered by Microsoft and ASTN Launch First Ever Sports Tech Pre-Accelerator in Asia based in Hong Kong

THURSDAY, 26TH NOVEMBER 2020 MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA Based on the success of the joint program in Melbourne, Australia, the Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) powered by Microsoft have entered into a formal strategic partnership with Varcis Group Ltd supported by Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) to deliver the highly successful sports tech pre-accelerator as an international [...]

September 2020

Press Release: ASTN Announces Pre-Accelerator Program in Partnership with GSIC

TUESDAY, 1st SEPTEMBER 2020 MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) in partnership with the Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) powered by Microsoft received LaunchVic funding to deliver a sportstech Pre Accelerator Program. The 10-week program will support 60 Victorian Entrepreneurs to validate their off-field sportstech business idea against competitors, vendors and VCs. In addition [...]