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The Technology and Innovation Award

The Technology and Innovation Award recognises the creative new thinking, innovative ideas, and the creation and/or use of technology in supporting people to be more physically active.

From tech developers to coaches, team managers, administrators and funders, more and more of us are using technology and innovation to help instruct, support and/or encourage people to get active.

The Technology and Innovation Award will celebrate those groups and individuals who have brought new technology and innovative thinking to the world of physical activity and sport, which is helping get more people active.

The 2020 shortlist is:

Street Tag

A street-gamification app that promotes community-wide participation in physical activities by turning communities, landmarks, streets and parks into a giant digital playground. Users can earn points at leisure centres, libraries and adult colleges.

Good Boost

Using waterproof tablet computers, Good Boost delivers personalised water-based rehabilitation programmes to improve musculoskeletal health services in local communities. Good Boost is registered as a Class 1 Medical Device with MHRA.


The Airbnb of showers for runners and cyclists, RunFriendly encourages active travel by helping people find and access under-used showers, bike parking, cycle hubs, cycle cafes, water stations and more throughout London.

Let’s take a look back at the 2019 shortlist…

Nomination Criteria:

Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • Success in the development of new technology, or use of existing technology, to instruct, support or encourage people to take part in physical activity and sport.
  • Evidence of an innovative idea, programme or initiative which supports and encourages people to get active.
  • An understanding of how technology and innovation can be used to help raise participation levels in grassroots physical activity and sport.
  • A positive impact on participation levels through innovation and the creative use of technology.
  • The nomination must detail activities/projects/initiatives that have taken place throughout the 2019 calendar year. The work may be on-going.