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What is STRN?

Sports Tech Research Network (STRN)
is a non-profit initiative bringing together research-driven professionals from Academia, Industry & Sports field practice, with the common goal to create, bring to market & implement the most trustworthy and effective sports technology solutions based on science. 

The network facilitates multi-disciplinary collaborations, resulting in new and valuable products & services available on the market.

> Discover who's behind this initiative

We combine knowledge from various academic disciplines with industry and field practice experience

  • Academia

    If you are a scientist who is not only focusing on excellent research and publications, but also on inspiring collaborations and the creation of real-life solutions, STRN is the place for you.
  • Industry

    If you want to be better involved with the academic community, and more connected with people in the field who love to use the most effective solutions out there, we’re ready to help.
  • Sports

    If you want to be more in touch with inspiring research, implementation, and (open) innovation projects for the benefit of sports and society, we’re happy to have you as a member.

Our activities

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  • Matchmaking

  • Consulting

  • Webinars and events

  • News and blogs

  • Podcasts

  • LinkedIn Group

  • Project setups

  • Newsletter

Find out what we can do for you

Our main interests

Organization’s Expertise and Facilities

Funding options and Project formats

Sports practice & Industry challenges and Solutions

University-industry collaborations

Licensing and Spin-off opportunities

Theory to practice activities & Impact creation

Multi-disciplinary R&D and Cross-industry Innovation

Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Discover our latest news and insights

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    Bridging the gap between research and practice in sports

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    Spin-offs in Sports Tech #3: VAY

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    Potentials of digitalization in sports medicine

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    An introduction to Sports Tech Research in Australia & New Zealand

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    The Need For A Global Sports Tech Research Network: The Case for STRN

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    An introduction to Sports Tech Research in Europe (Part 2)

Upcoming events

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    • Webinar

    What is STRN and why (now)?

    Connecting Academia, Industry, and Sports practice: Discussion and Q&A
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    • Networking

    Meet & Greet: Connect with STRN Members

    Connect with other STRN Members in your field of expertise. Share your experience, needs, and interests, and have short conversations with interesting people!

Join a growing number of research driven experts and organizations

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • New York University
  • Ohio University
  • University of Antwerp
  • University of Calgary
  • Universität Würzuburg
  • Bournemouth University
  • Sport Product Testing
  • Brock University
  • Ghent University
  • My Jump Lab
  • KU Leuven
  • Suunto
  • Muscle Talent Scan
  • Sport Vlaanderen
  • Victoris
  • Usono
  • ThermoHuman
  • IDRO
  • SciSports
  • Universität München
  • Imec
  • Fontys
  • Future of Sport Lab
  • Kinetic Analysis
  • Vlaio
  • Realtrack Systems
  • SportaMundi
  • Cycling Vlaanderen
  • WIMU
  • Ryerson University
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • RS Scan
  • Hylyght
  • FIFA
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