Building the New Sports Economy of Australia
Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) provide global leadership in the commercialisation, development and promotion of Australian-inspired sports technologies. Australia is widely recognized as one of the “Top 6” Sports Innovation economies in the world — representing over 500 Sports Innovation companies, 15,000 jobs, $1.2 billion economic activity and $5 billion in venture investments & transactions. Our major partners include the Victorian Government, Queensland Government and AusTrade in various education programs, global trade programs and job and company creation initiatives over the past decade.
ASTN was founded in 2012 is an industry-led not-for-profit Australian organisations with a vested interest in sports technology development. This includes leading sports technologies businesses, national sporting organisations, research institutions, sports distributors & retailers, government agencies, service providers and investors. ASTN programs are geared to assist Australian sports technology companies to scale and commercialise their technologies into international markets and assist universities and research institutions to commercialise projects. Today, ASTN has grown to one of the world’s leaders in job creation, mentoring, events, trade missions and industry collaboration.
In September 2021, ASTN was awarded a major grant from the Victorian Government to support the establishment of the Australian Sports Innovation Centre of Excellence (ASICE) and continue building Australian data, digital and technology companies at the intersection of Sports, Business, Media, Entertainment, Esports, Wellness, Fitness, Venues and Digital Health. ASICE will be expanded across Australia to other jurisdictions in the future.
What is Sports Technology?
Sports Technology’ or short ‘sportstech’ is now defined by 9 application verticals across the business of sport, elite sports and mass participation & active living.