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Top 30 Most Exciting Sports Innovation And Technology Companies In Australia

M
inistry of Sport (MOS), along with Australia’s Sports Technology Network (ASTN), have curated a list of the Top 30 most exciting Sports Innovation & Technology companies across Australia.

The list includes categories from High-Performance Athlete Tech, Live Entertainment, Broadcasting, Artificial Intelligence, NFTs, Sponsorship Measurement, eSports, Wearables, AR/VR and Wellness.

The Top 30 showcases early-stage and fast-growth companies competing and setting the standard for the world’s best practices.

Upon winning the rights to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games, for both Queensland and Australia, it has never been more important to celebrate and support locally-built start-ups, local jobs and scale-ups with game-changing Sports Technologies, Sports Digital, Equipment, Apparel and Sports Innovation.

Counting down from 30 to 1.

(30) Campaignware (formerly Benchvote) (NSW)

Digital campaign creation and fan engagement software for sports, agencies and brands.

(29) Gameface (NSW)

Real-time Sports Analytics using AI.

(28) mPort (NSW)

3D body mapping. Health tracking and assessment.

(27) Cluch (NSW)

Cluch is a new live and on-demand streaming service and performance insights and data platform dedicated to sport at all levels. Cluch exists to help all athletes, teams and clubs achieve ultimate success by providing exposure and performance insights previously available to only the very elite.

(26) SportMatch (South Australia)

Re-imagining the talent identification game, founded by Professor of Exercise Science and his talented family.  Selected into the 2021 Startup Bootcamp Sports Tech Accelerator in Australia. Could be a really important start-up in the lead up to the 2032 Brisbane Olympics. Millions of young athletes and benchmarking tools on performance and sports suitability.

(25) Box Altitude (Victoria)

World-class altitude training system — growing in popularity. Picked up partnerships with Tour De France athletes, Olympians and more. Can be use for Elite Athletes, Military, Wellness in Workplace.

(24) FulGgaz (Victoria)

Cycling technology using virtual reality. Enjoy hundreds of amazing rides around the world in a level of realism you won’t find anywhere else. Many thousands of users Worldwide.

(23) KOMO (Western Australia)

Komo Digital’s SaaS platform allows you to easily engage and commercialise your audience across Broadcast, In Stadia, and through any social or digital channel.

(22) CAPE Bionic (Victoria)

Smart compression gear. Elite sports teams are benefiting from competitive advantage to optimised for performance, recovery, travel or rehabilitation.

(21) Ball Magnets (Victoria)

AFL training and skills app. Founded by elite players.

https://www.zerohanger.com/football-superstars-release-groundbreaking-app-afl-82370/

https://www.afl.com.au/news/603171/ball-magnets-app-brings-a-competitive-edge-to-your-game

(20) Preventure (NSW)

Preventing workplace injuries using Sports Science technology. Help organisations prevent musculoskeletal injuries, protect workers and minimise claims. Clients include Ramsay Health Care, Ambulance Victoria, Alfred Health.

(19) VUE Motion (NSW)

Artificial intelligence-powered software allowing motion modelling using the power of current mobile camera technology, computer vision and AI to help revolutionise how athletes and coaches manage their performance.

(18) Australian Life Tech (Victoria)

Technology-led health and fitness company with an ever-growing portfolio of digital assets underpinned by a common purpose: “to help people live their life, better”.

(17) Readiness (Victoria)

Wellness end-to-end platform founded by experienced sports scientists and entrepreneurs, with clients including St Kilda Football Club and Swinburne University.

(16) Quad Lock (Victoria)

Smartphone mounting with patented case-based mounting system, with millions of products shipped to over 100 countries.

(15) ActiveXchange (NSW)

Software bringing recreational and grassroots sports and lifestyle data, decisions, and operations into one platform collaborating with venue operators, sport bodies, and governments.

(14) Fusion Sport (Queensland)

Human performance solutions for elite sport, military and workplace health, recently raising $5.5 million in a venture capital round.

(13) HITIQ (WA/Victoria)

Concussion healthcare technology recently securing a major partnership with the AFL and raising $10 million in a venture capital round.

(12) Vitruvian (WA/Victoria)

Australian pioneer of digital and adaptive at-home fitness equipment, previously raising $7 million in a venture capital round.

(11) VALD (Queensland)

Human measurement company across sports performance and allied health performance with 100+ employees and dozens of awards and acquisitions.

(10) Sonnant (Victoria)

AI-powered transcription. Content discovery platform for spoken word, covering sport, music, entertainment and other industries.

(9) NETFIT (Victoria)

World’s largest online digital community for netball with over 100,000 members from 23 countries.

(8) Future Golf (Victoria)

Winner of Telstra Business Awards 2019, with over 12,000 golfers since 2014.

(7) PHORIA (Victoria)

World-leading immersive tech studio specialising in cutting-edge virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

(6) PAM Wayfinding (NSW)

World-leader in connected environments, guiding over 60 million visitors in the busiest and most difficult precincts around the world.

(5) Aura (Canberra/ACT)

Interactive entertainment specialists across mobile, web and connected TV with patented interface allowing users to engage with content and brands.

(4) Zed Run (NSW)

Digital horse racing platform experimenting with emerging technologies across gaming, art, sports and digital collectibles. Recently announced a $20 million venture capital round.

(3) Live Graphic Systems (LIGR) (NSW)

Pioneering the democratisation of live sports graphics and sports broadcast tools for all grassroots sports organisations, with clients including the AFL, cricket, and NBL.

(2) GTG Network (Victoria)

Innovating across sports, data, and gaming with major partnerships including LA Lakers, Draft Kings, PaddyPower, Ladbrokes, and Sportsbet.

Before we reveal the No.1 in the Top 30 Most Exciting Sports Innovation & Technology Companies Across Australia, here’s some honourable mentions.

PlayUp Limited – Next generation entertainment and technology group enriching the lives of people through entertaining, rewarding and responsible online betting.

NeuroFlex – Virtual reality concussion diagnostic and recovery technology currently working with World Rugby.

Better Events VR – Specialists in extended reality applications for the events, sporting and tourism industries.

Ludis Analytics – End-to-end data science platform helping organisations streamline their data management, manipulation, and visualisation workflows.

After those honourable mentions for the Top 30, here’s the No.1 most exciting sports innovation & technology company across Australia…

(1) Turnstile (Victoria)

Specialised software for valuing sport and entertainment sponsorships, owned by Gemba Group, with clients including FIFA, Formula One, UEFA, and City Group.

Head to our MOS LinkedIn page here to add your say about the Top 30 countdown, powered by Australia’s Sports Technology Network (ASTN) and Ministry of Sport.