Britain creates hub for sports technology with new awards scheme
Last chance to enter the Sports Technology Awards
This brand-new awards scheme will celebrate innovation in sport, honouring
thehi-tech tools of the trade. Submit your entry by 5pm tomorrow for the chance
toshowcase your product and network with top industry professionals.
The drive for improvement at the elite level means technology plays a huge role
insport. When races are won and records broken by the finest of margins, the
differenceoften lies in innovative equipment for training, analysis or performance.
From sailing tothe Paralympics, there is scientific and engineering genius at work –
yet until now therehas been no official recognition of achievement.
The inaugural Sports TechnologyAwards, which celebrate the best andmost innovative
technology in sport, will announce a candidates’ shortlist inJanuary 2014 with the
winners revealedat a lunchtime ceremony in centralLondon on April 4, 2014.
The awards, of which the Telegraph is official consumer media partner, are the
brainchild of event organisers R3 andsports agency ENS, whose managing director
Rebecca Hopkins points out that they are long overdue: “Sports technology
occasionally appears as an ad hoccategory in other awards but it’s become such a
fundamental part of sport that it deserves wider acknowledgement.”
Former 400m athlete Jamie Baulch is on the panel
The awards span categories fromapps and technology supporting eliteand leisure
athletes to tech-savvyvenues and innovative clubs, sponsorsand governing bodies.
Judges includeSir Clive Woodward, Graham Poll,Tessa Sanderson and Jamie Baulch,
aswell as international sector experts from Twitter, NBA and NFL.
Entries are welcome from all over the world until 5pm on December 10, 2013 To enter source telegraph.co.uk