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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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    How elite Canadian coaches adopt & implement new technology in their practice

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    Tracking systems in team sports: Applications of the data and sport specific analysis

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    Recap of the Sports Tech Research & Innovation Summit '22

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    Webinar insights - Product design & development in Academia, Industry and Sports practice

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    Science driven Sports & Health Tech organizations joining forces to improve product effectiveness

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    Optimizing workload and reducing injury with wearable sensors data

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

  • Nordic Sports Tech
  • FIFA
  • WIMU
  • Alphabeats Works B.V.
  • ORYX Movement Solutions
  • Realtrack Systems
  • KU Leuven
  • Ochy
  • Collective Innovation AS
  • HRV4Training
  • Muscle Talent Scan
  • Universität München
  • Sport Product Testing
  • Track VU
  • Victoris
  • Archinisis
  • Orange Sports Forum
  • Labfront
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Ledsreact
  • STAR Heel Performance Lab at UNC
  • Hylyght
  • Springbok Analytics
  • North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Future of Sport Lab
  • Elipsys Tech
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Studio Dott
  • Ryerson University
  • My Jump Lab
  • Suunto
  • Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
  • RBFA
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Materialise Motion
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club
  • Kaasa Solution
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Garmin Health
  • Oro Muscles
  • Ghent University
  • Usono
  • Universität Würzburg
  • Voxdale
  • Theia Markerless
  • RunEASI
  • ThermoHuman
  • Imec
  • National Basketball Players Association
  • Bits of Love
  • Svexa
  • Victoria University
  • Sport Vlaanderen

STRN promotes the concept of bringing together sports technology, health technology and medical technology, with the idea that those don’t necessarily have to be distinct from each other. That we can all be working in a sort of continuum between those areas.

Sylvia Blemker

Springbok Analytics

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