ASTN

The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) provide leadership in the commercialisation, development and promotion of Australian-inspired sports technologies.

Established in 2012, the ASTN is an industry-led Australian eco-system of 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.

Who We Are

Podcasts

#24: The tech solution to help save Australian sport from its umpire & referee crisis, with Refbook’s Jon Chapman

#24: The tech solution to help save Australian sport from its umpire & referee crisis, with Refbook’s Jon Chapman

From grassroots through to the elite level, there is a referee and umpire crisis in Australian sport. On the eve of this Aussie Rules season, there was a shortage of 6,000 local umpires across the country. Refbook has stepped-up at this dire time to provide cutting edge tech solutions. Joining ...

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Media Releases

ASTN and WiST partner to change the ratio in Australia of women in sportstech

ASTN and WiST partner to change the ratio in Australia of women in sportstech

MELBOURNE – 09 JUNE 2022: Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and Women in Sports Tech (WiST) have today announced a long-term partnership to work together to increase representation of women in the sportstech industry in Australia.

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Case Studies

Cape Bionics: Medical grade compression apparel that’s out of this world

Cape Bionics: Medical grade compression apparel that’s out of this world

Dr James Waldie is a self-proclaimed ‘nerd of compression’. In 2008, Dr Waldie was selected as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), developing his own space skinsuit design with the European Space Agency (ESA) that went up to the space station in 2015 and 2017. He ...

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Future Trends in Sportstech

Australia is home to one of the most mature and interconnected sportstech industries in the world. After consultation with our members, the ASTN team has prioritised ten (10) major strategic opportunities for the Australian Sports Technology industry to embrace our 5-year strategy from 2022-2026.

Ten Topics

Artificial Intelligence in Sport
Active Living, Fitness & Wellness
Web 3.0, Metaverse & Blockchain
Virtual Sports - Esports, Fantasy & Drone Leagues
Wearables, Smart Apparel & Equipment
Sustainability & ESG Quantifying Impact
Sports Digital Ethics
Women in Sportstech
Investment & Venture Capital
Global Trade & Business Matching

Key Partners