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SPORT TECHNOLOGY

The AISTS bridges the gap between technology and sport by drawing on the expertise of a world-class institute of technology, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). The EPFL is one of the AISTS founding members.

The AISTS facilitates the development and implementation of technology and its application in sport, supports approval processes, and promotes workshops and seminars, focusing on the areas of equipment, infrastructure and digital technologies.

HOMOLOGATION OF SPORT EQUIPMENT & APPAREL

The AISTS provides complete support to sports federations for the development, implementation and management of new or existing homologation processes: developing testing methodology and testing devices for approval processes (including legal aspects), complying with international standards and norms (ISO, ENs).
Examples:

  • Competition attire
  • Sporting equipment
  • Infrastructures

IMPLEMENTATION OF TECHNOLOGY

AISTS’s current and past projects are driving change within international sports organisation, by benchmarking and proposing practical solutions in collaboration with industry and academia.
Examples:

  • Innovative solution in clothing
  • Scoring and measuring systems
  • Protective gear
  • Safety and standards of equipment

SPORT-TECH EVENTS

The AISTS delivers events and workshops bringing the world of sport and technology together, with representatives of international sport organisations and high-tech innovators coming together to share challenges and find solutions, and to collaborate over a common platform. One example of this is the ACCELERATE workshop, which began in 2015.

The unique aspect of ACCELERATE is that the program itself is designed to fit the specific needs of international sport organisations on a given topic, chosen on a yearly basis. In order to create content that is of interest and value to the invited organisations, we conduct a preparatory study based on individual interviews with sport organisations and key stakeholders. Start-ups, speakers and moderators are carefully chosen based on the results of this study.

AISTS and its partners aim to develop ACCELERATE as a unique platform which, in addition to the annual workshops, provides support to various innovation initiatives throughout the year. The objective of ACCELERATE is to encourage innovation dynamics in sport by creating an ongoing dialogue between sport organisations and high-tech innovators.

For more information about ACCELERATE and to download previous editions reports, click here.

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