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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.
  • Want to bring something to market? Let us know about your prototypes & related findings. We’re ready to help you define the best strategies and partners.
  • Dealing with particular Research & Innovation challenges? Let us know. We’re ready to tackle them with you.
  • Trying to spot the best solutions out there and/or willing to co-develop them? Bring some extra eyes and ears to the table here.

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

Key technologies


Sensors & wearables

E & M Health

Tracking & video analysis

Fittech & Exergaming

Platforms & apps

Data science & algorithms

Medical imaging

Smart places & cities

Telemedicine & rehab

Personalized nutrition

... and many more!

Discover our latest news and insights

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    The role of stakeholder engagement in sport and exercise medicine

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    Sports Data Visualization Insights

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    The use of artificial intelligence 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

    R&D and product design in academia, industry and sports - pitfalls & success factors

    What are the best practices and central issues around product design in sports/health? Discover the different perspectives in this webinar! 
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    • Webinar

    Marketing and communication for Sports & health tech organizations

    There are many different practices in sports/health marketing but what are the best ones? Discover the different perspectives in this webinar! 
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    • Masterclass

    Improving your marketing and communication skills

    A deep-dive masterclass on how to create more visibility and how to market yourself, your projects, labs, or startup more effectively with Julie Vandenhouwele from MySueño.

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


Join a growing number of research driven experts and organizations

  • Victoria University
  • Archinisis
  • Baryon
  • New York University
  • Future of Sport Lab
  • Hylyght
  • Orange Sports Forum
  • Ohio University
  • Universität Würzuburg
  • RunEASI
  • Svexa
  • Victoris
  • Suunto
  • FIFA
  • Usono
  • ThermoHuman
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Ryerson University
  • RBFA
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Kinetic Analysis
  • Ghent University
  • Imec
  • Materialise Motion
  • My Jump Lab
  • Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
  • Springbok Analytics
  • Studio Dott
  • Track VU
  • Bits of Love
  • IDRO
  • Fibion Inc.
  • Realtrack Systems
  • Fontys
  • Sports Technology Blog
  • Sport Vlaanderen
  • WIMU
  • Bournemouth University
  • Voxdale
  • Universität München
  • Elipsys Tech
  • Cycling Vlaanderen
  • Muscle Talent Scan
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club
  • KU Leuven
  • University of Antwerp
  • Sport Product Testing
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • SportaMundi
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • HRV4Training
  • STAR Heel Performance Laboratory at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • SciSports
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