Elite Performance category: Sports Technology Awards 2020

Best Technology for Elite Performance

This celebrates technology which enables elite athletes or their managers and coaches to be more effective in improving performance. Please note: entries in this category may not be entered into the Technology for Injury Prevention or Rehabilitation category.


Judges will review entries on the following criteria

  • What is the market for this technology
  • What need does the entry meet and how does it do so effectively
  • To what degree is the technology unique and innovative or, where there is competing technology, how is the entry’s technology superior (e.g. easier to use, more accessible, more rigorous etc.)
  • How robust is the technology as a business proposition (e.g. how scalable is the tech, what is its potential for growth and to what degree can it disrupt the existing market)
  • Quantitative and qualitative data supporting the entry (e.g. stats and third-party endorsements)

Download the category form here


Multiple Entries can be used to give entrants a higher chance of winning or being shortlisted. If you have any questions regarding which category(ies) is best suited to your technology, please call our commercial team on +44 (020) 3150-2080

To explore the winning technology from last year see our   2019 Sports Technology Awards winners.


If you are interested in entering the ‘Best Technology for Elite Performance’ category here’s some more information on why it has been included in this year’s Sports Technology Awards.

Since athletes wearing Speedo’s LZR Racer swimsuit won 94% of the swimming medals in Beijing in 2008, the role of elite sports performance technology has been highly evident. This wasn’t the first instance of technology playing a dramatic part in improving what nature handed out, back in 1961, fibreglass poles replaced metal ones in pole vaulting, resulting in 19 records being broken in the following decade.

So, what does the technology helping elite sportspeople look like today? Analytics are now a fundamental – and an ever evolving – part of any coach’s arsenal of training tools, with data being available on almost every aspect of biochemistry or biomechanics. However, this sector is much deeper than data and includes exciting developments helping the understanding of DNA, facial mapping, psychometrics, saliva…the list goes on.

We look forward to seeing the innovative advancements which have taken place in this area…

‘Best Technology for Elite Performance’ is an established category and our judges tell us that they really enjoy seeing innovative sports technology developments amongst the entries.

As athletes become faster, higher and stronger, we look forward to shining a light on which sports performance technologies assist them in these goals at the Sports Technology Awards ceremony in 2020.

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