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Globally, sports data analytics was worth ~US$2.20b in 2020 with a CAGR of ~21.8% by 2028 (Emergen Research). Much of this is driven by growth in sports technology (Sportstech), the intersection of emerging technology with human performance, medicine, and STEM. On-field Sportstech is used to monitor and improve athlete health and performance, and off-field technology involves sports business applications, infrastructure, and engagement.

The global Sportstech industry was worth ~US$17.9b in 2021 growing to US$40b by 2026. The Australian Sportstech industry generates US$3.1b in revenue, with 600+ companies (tripling in the last decade) and employing over 10k people (ATSN Sport Innovation Report, 2022).

This Program will train a sports data scientist cohort to tackle challenges faced by the Australian Sportstech industry. It will meet analytical demand driven by emerging Sportstech technologies for managing athlete health and performance, recovery from injury, and athlete and support staff management, with a focus on personalised outcomes and embracing diversity.

By training multidisciplinary, industry-driven data specialists, the Program will boost the Australian Sportstech sector, accelerate growth and upskilling of new ventures, and support Australia's 2032 Olympic trajectory. Program graduates will be work-ready for sport, and related areas of data-driven human performance, including defence, business, and health.

If you are interested in applying for scholarships for this program, please submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) using this form or scan the QR code on the poster below.

Chief Investigators

Professor Kerrie MengersenDr Paul WuAssociate Professor Dimitri PerrinAssociate Professor Divya MehtaProfessor Scott SissonDr Sahani Pathiraja



Industry partners

Queensland Rugby UnionPlatypus Medtech ConsultingReaction Performance, Australian Institute of Sport, Paddle Australia, Splink, Mitosportz, Rugby Australia, WearOptimo

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