ASTN is committed to accelerating Australia’s sportstech industry by providing unique learning opportunities and supporting sports professionals to immerse themselves in the local and global industry, to compete on the world’s stage.

Online Learning in Sportstech Innovation

ASTN, through its partnership with etrainu, are offering their first online program under its ‘Sportstech Innovation Series’.

ASTN recognises that on-demand content will give more people access to the programs, without any time or location constraints – giving participants the opportunity to access these programs in their own time and the ability to revisit valuable information.

Early-Stage Commercialisation Course

The first course ‘Early-Stage Commercialisation’ offers sports innovation eLearning modules for anyone interested in early-stage ideation, concept and initial testing phase, or first MVP phase.

The course is adapted from ASTN's early-stage programs - one of the first and only sportstech industry-specific sportstech commercialisation program in Australia and in the APAC region.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the cluster of innovation and validation required to help commercialise a startup.
  • Recognise why some business models fail, and mitigate the risk of starting your business.
  • Understand the support systems required to turn your idea into a viable commercial entity.


The ASTN has identified a need for early-stage tech entrepreneurs, sport administrators and practitioners who are interested to get a first view into innovatrion practices and tools to learn about the three common themes that often receive limited attention early on: Customer discovery, Market/competitor analysis, Business models. This online course is not replacing ASTN's structured early-stage mentoring program but will support anyone interested in sports innovation to learn.

The early-stage innovation and commercialisation course is comprised over three modules:

  • Module 1: Cluster of Innovation
  • Module 2: Research and Innovation
  • Module 3: Promoting, Leading and Financing

The early-stage innovation and commercialisation course is $150 and can be accessed from any computer, tablet or mobile.

To create your account and start your learning, head to the course enrolment page.

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Global Institute of Sport

Global Institute of Sport delivers university degrees and professional education in sport. Its UK campuses in Wembley Stadium, London and Etihad Stadium, Manchester have the UK's largest cohort of sports students, and they also have global stadium hubs in Miami, New York, Toronto and Melbourne.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground home of the GIS Global Hub

Melbourne Cricket Ground home of the GIS Global Hub

GIS visits ASICE in Cremorne

GIS visits ASICE in Cremorne - Group Photo

ASTN Premium Member, the Global Institute of Sport (GIS) has hosted its 2023 Global Sports Summit in Melbourne. On-campus, online students and alumni assembled for events at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for face-to-face teaching in Melbourne. As part of the GIS excursion, students also visited the Australian Sports Innovation Centre of Excellence (ASICE) in Cremorne where ASTN facilitated an open discussion session about the ‘Impact of Technology on the Business of Sport’.

GIS visits ASICE in Cremorne - Panel

GIS visits ASICE in Cremorne - Martin Schlegel

GIS visits ASICE in Cremorne - Audience