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Australia Government plan to lead the world in sports technology

Australia Government plan to lead the world in sports technology
April 26, 2012

Federal Minister for Sport and Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Kate Lundy, has launched a new collaborative initiative which brings together universities, sports technology enterprises and other industry players to help the development of new sporting technologies in Australia.

The Australian Government has provided $225,000 in funding to establish the new Australian Sports Technologies Network and invest in Australia's continued improvements in sporting performance.

Senator Lundy explained "this new network has the potential to unearth a new wave of Australian-made sports technologies.

"As global market opportunities emerge, growing this industry in Australia could lead to great economic opportunities and thousands of jobs.

"This is why the Australian Government is supporting the establishment of the Network and investing in continued improvement in sporting performance and economic performance.

"With some of our finest researchers, developers and entrepreneurs supporting this new initiative, I am confident it will deliver dividends."

The Australian Sports Technologies Network is a national collaboration based in Geelong. Its foundation partners include four universities, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), eight sports technology enterprises, venture capitalists and Information Technology experts.

In its first year, the Network will focus on projects that bring technology developers together, examine market opportunities and support product exposure and marketing.

For more information go to http://astn.com.au/


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