Press Releases

New report shows the future looks fit for Australia’s $3.1bn sportstech industry

Date: 27-Jul-2022
MELBOURNE - 27 JULY 2022: The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) has today released its inaugural Sports Innovation Report 2022, proving that Australia’s sportstech industry is only just getting started, but is quickly building to be one of the most mature and interconnected sportstech industries in the world.

ASTN and Melbourne Renegades launch Open Innovation Challenge “Pitch to the Renegades”

Date: 29-Jun-2022
MELBOURNE – 29 JUNE 2022: The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) has today announced that Australian sportstech startups will have the opportunity to pitch their tech to the Melbourne Renegades as part of a pilot opportunity in a new Open Innovation Pathway program facilitated by ASTN.

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

Date: 9-Jun-2022
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.

The new Landing Pad for European Sportstech Firms – welcomes Sports Cloud Australia Pty Ltd

Date: 31-May-2022
MELBOURNE – 31 MAY 2022: Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN), the governing body for sports technology and innovation, has welcomed Sports Cloud Australia Pty Ltd – market leaders in digital sport marketing – in an industry first to connect sportstech firms in the Netherlands to Australia’s sportstech sector

Golden Triangle partnership to empower and enrich Asia’s sports innovation ecosystem

Date: 19-May-2022
17 MAY 2022: Hong Kong-based Varcis Group, Melbourne’s Australian Sports Technology Network (ASTN) and Mumbai-based HiG Sports join hands to enable APAC market access for companies across Australia, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan.

Victoria home to new ‘Super Cluster’ of Sport Innovation

Date: 30-Mar-2022
MELBOURNE – 29 MARCH 2022: This week marked the official opening of Victoria’s world-class Australian Sports Innovation Centre for Excellence (ASICE). The ‘super cluster’ of sport innovation brings together sports tech founders, entrepreneurs, and leading sports tech companies to accelerate local sports tech growth and attract national and international partnership opportunities for Victoria.

ASTN and Sportradar join forces to accelerate Australian inspired sports technologies

Date: 28-Mar-2022
MELBOURNE – 28 MARCH 2022: Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) – the governing body for sports technology and innovation – and Sportradar (Nasdaq:SRAD) – the leading global sports technology company creating immersive experiences for sports fans –have today announced a two-year partnership to facilitate growth in sports technology, in Melbourne, Victoria.

Sportstech Pre-Accelerator Program invites new round of entrepreneurs as doors open for 2022

Date: 18-Mar-2022
MELBOURNE – 17 MARCH, 2022: Australia’s newest entrepreneurs with a passion for sports technology will be able to tap into a rich ecosystem of world-class knowledge, mentors, and industry connections with Australia’s preeminent ‘Business of Sport’ Pre-Accelerator program opening its doors for 2022.

ASTN and XT Ventures collaboration marks significant step for sportstech in Australia

Date: 10-Mar-2022
A new partnership between the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and Sports Technology focused Global Investment Firm, XT Ventures, will support young Australian entrepreneurs take their product to the world stage.

ASTN powers sports innovation with new appointments

Date: 10-Feb-2022
Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN), the governing body for sports technology and innovation, today announced two new key appointments as it prepares for substantial growth. Cam Vale steps into the role of General Manager Operations and Hayley Priestnall to Alumni Office Manager, highlighting a new leadership approach at ASTN to help accelerate Australia’s sportstech industry.

ASTN and Outerspace Design join forces to support local sportstech start-up & scale-up success Melbourne

Date: 20-Jan-2022
Melbourne, Australia, 20 January 2022. Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and Outerspace Design today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Tech entrepreneurs and sport science professionals unite to drive innovation

Date: 11-Nov-2021
Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), effective from November 2021.

Powering the local sportstech community to get more Queenslanders moving

Date: 21-Oct-2021
Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and the Queensland Government Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport (DTIS) haveannounced anewpartnership to accelerate Queensland’s sports innovation economy, as part of the Department’s commitment to innovation under the ActiveKIT program.

ASTN to welcome international sportstech student group to Pre-Accellerator

Date: 6-Oct-2021
The University of Bayreuth Melbourne Gateway Office and the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) have confirmed a collaboration as part of the ASTN-GSIC Pre-Accelerator program. The entrepreneurial education program will see a group of students from the University of Bayreuth, who are part of the Master’s Programme in Sports Technology at the University in Germany, take part in the live-online cohort between September and December 2021. The Bayreuth-based student group, who have developed a 3D-printed foot prothesis for children and made it to the finals of the German 3D-Printing Challenge, will take part in the program alongside other Victorian- and Australianbased sportstech founders, athletes, researchers and practitioners to expand their knowledge on innovation commercialization.

ASTN to establish Advisory Council for new Innovation Centre

Date: 22-Sep-2021
The Australian Sports Technologies Network has great pleasure in announcing the establishment of the Australian Sports Innovation Centre of Excellence (ASICE) Advisory Council.

ASTN to establish new world-class Sports Innovation Centre in Melbourne

Date: 9-Sep-2021
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.