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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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    Spin-offs in Sports Tech #8: Springbok Analytics

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    Establishing a Global Standard for Wearable Devices in Sports and Exercise Medicine

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    Olli Tikkanen - Insights from the Physical Activity Researcher Podcast

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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

Upcoming events

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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.
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    • Offline event
    • Summit

    Sports Tech Research & Innovation Summit 2022

    The Sports Tech Research & Innovation Summit will bring together an exclusive group of open-minded academics, science-driven startup & industry professionals, and experienced field…

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

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