New partnership announced between London Sport and SportsTech Ireland
London Sport and SportsTech Ireland have today announced a new partnership designed to boost participation and engagement in physical activity and sport through collaboration on technology innovation.
Bringing together the organisations’ combined commitments to harnessing the benefits of sport technology to promote improvements in wellbeing and social benefit, the partnership will help to provide international gateways for new technology developments and open direct lines of engagement between entrepreneurs and investors.
SportsTech Ireland, which launched earlier this year, has already built a network of international project partnerships, with agreements already in place with the University of Ryerson, Toronto, Berlin’s IeAD Sports Accelerator, and SportseXperience in Eindhoven.
Commenting on the new partnership, Alex Zurita, London Sport Strategic Lead – Technology for Participation, said:
“This is an exciting step for international sport technology innovation. In bringing together the expertise and networks of SportsTech Ireland with the world class innovation already taking place in London, we will provide real opportunities for both Ireland and London to benefit from new, creative solutions to increasing the positive impact that technology has on people’s wellbeing through increased levels of physical activity.”
Co-Founder of SportsTech Ireland, Emily Ross, said:
“We are delighted to announce this affiliation with London Sport, which recognises the power that sport has to move the needle, not just for individuals, but for entire cities.”
The announcement comes just days after the opening of applications to Sport Tech Hub, London’s first technology incubator dedicated to physical activity and sport technology start-ups, with the first projects between London Sport and SportsTech Ireland slated to begin in 2018.