2022 Sports Technology Awards Shortlist Revealed

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2022 Sports Technology Awards Shortlist Revealed: ‘Sports Tech is Moving from Evolution to Revolution…’

LONDON, UK: Today (9 February 2022) The STA Group revealed the shortlist for The 2022 Sports Technology Awards, which represented 110 brands, 19 categories, 37 sports and five continents.

Over 50 judges had the unenviable – but fascinating – task of choosing the finalists; they spent, collectively, around 200 hours determining which companies would go forward. The resulting list includes both the most exciting start-ups as well as many of the biggest brands in the sector, including the NBA, MLB, ICC, Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, Hawk-Eye and Meta.

Rebecca Hopkins, CEO of The STA Group, said: ‘Every year our judges report how interesting they find Sports Technology Awards’ entries– and we are most grateful to them because they work hard. The difference this year is that we seem to be moving from evolution to revolution in terms of how so many things in sport are done. Important areas, such as broadcast production, social platforms, venue management and athlete training are now – or will shortly – look very different from just a few years ago. Stakeholders in all areas are becoming more sophisticated and demanding, and the technology being created to meet or shape these needs is coming thick and fast. These are exciting times for our sector and we cannot wait to reveal the winners in person, on May 12th.’

The Sports Technology Awards is the leading global celebration of technology-led innovation across the international sports sector. Held annually as a competition to highlight outstanding advances in the industry, The Awards is run by The STA Group, which also owns The Sports Technology Annual Review, The Power List and The STA Startups.  

The Sports Technology Awards ceremony will take place on London’s Leicester Square at the capital’s new ‘super boutique’ hotel, The Londoner. Tickets on sale now.

The 2022 shortlist

Best Analytics in Sport

  • ClubSpark and ITF, ITF World Tennis Number
  • Extreme Networks, ExtremeAnalytics: Dominating Professional Sports
  • Hudl, Coach and Athlete Analysis Platform
  • Oracle, SailGP Taps the Power of Oracle Cloud
  • Spotlight Sports Group, Superfeed
  • Veo Technologies, AI Powered Camera and Anaylsis Platform

App of the Year

  • Bleachr, Interactive Streaming Platform
  • DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and TeraVolt, Bundesliga Interactive Feed
  • The Hundred – The ECB and InCrowd
  • Playermaker, Capturing Data from the Source of Motion
  • Veritone, Digital Media Hub
  • YesRef, Find Referees Globally

Best Athlete Coaching and Performance Technology

  • Hudl, Coach and Athlete Analysis Platform
  • Intel, 3D Athlete Tracking (3DAT)
  • Lenovo, Smart Training Solution
  • Okkulo, V1 System Light Science
  • Talent Pathway iD, Finding, Recruiting and Retaining Sports Talent
  • Vodafone, PLAYER.Connect

Best Broadcast Technology

  • Disguise, disguise xR Extended Reality
  • Hawk-Eye Innovations, Hawk-Eye Connect
  • IMG Productions and LiveU, Live IP Bonding Multi Camera Production
  • Joymo, Revolutionising Live Streaming for Sport
  • Quidich Innovation Labs, Quidich Tracker
  • Singular.live, Professional Grade Graphics Platform
  • Stats Perform, Reimagining in-game storytelling
  • StreamAMG, Powering OTT Services
  • UniqFEED, AdApt – Virtual Adverting Software

Blockchain, Crypto and NFT of the Year

  • AELTC, Wimbledon and Andy Murray NFT Collection with WENEW
  • Candy Digital and MLB, Building MLB’s NFT Ecosystem
  • Maple Leaf Sports, Drop Shop – a proprietary NFT platform
  • Socios, Socios.com

Best Technology for Communications and Storytelling

  • iRewind, UBS Kids Cup Finisher Clips
  • Meta, PHORIA and IPC, RAW: Emotions Unite Us
  • NBA, 75th Anniversary Digital Hub
  • Slate, Content Creation Asset Management Platform
  • TwelfthMan, bylder – shaping your success.
  • WSC Sports and DAZN, Real-Time Web Stories on Google

Best Digital Technology

  • Chelsea FC, The 5th Stand
  • DAIMANI, Reinventing Sports Hospitality
  • Tennis.com powered by Deltatre
  • OpenBet, Global Sports Betting Platform
  • PlayMoreGolf, Flexible Golf Club Membership
  • Rowing Ireland, Coach Education for Rowing

Equipment or Wearable of the Year

  • EIS. Graphene Enabled Muscle Warming Clothing
  • Fitness Interactive, FITBAG FIGHT SYSTEM
  • Kinetic Performance Technology Australia and GymAware, FLEX Powered by GymAware
  • Motion Metrics, Carv
  • MyoMaster, MyoPro Muscle Recovery
  • Oura Health, Oura Ring Generation 3

Best Fan Engagement by a Brand

  • AELTC and IBM, The IBM Power Index at Wimbledon
  • BT Sport, Matchday Experience
  • Chelsea FC, The 5th Stand
  • Discovery, Launching the UCI Track Champions League
  • MLB and Pixellot, Taking Fan Engagement to the Next Level
  • UFC and Grabyo, Delivering Raw Live Social Video

Best Technology for Fan Engagement

  • Fanbase, Fanbase Engagement Platform
  • Fubo Gaming, Fubo Sportsbook
  • Monterosa, Interaction Cloud™
  • Other Media, Clubcast Fan Experience Platform
  • Reactoo, Delivering Content Engagement
  • VITEC, EZ TV IPTV and Digital Signage

Best Technology for Fitness and Participation

  • AiSCOUT, Find and Analyse Amateur Talent
  • BatFast, BatFast Pavillion
  • Cambridge Sleep Sciences, SleepHub – scientifically developed sleep
  • Paddle Logger, The Paddle Logger App
  • Racecheck, Review Box
  • Rocca Creative Thinking, Boccia Competition Management System (BCMS)

Governing Body of the Year

  • British Gymnastics
  • European Tour Group
  • LaLiga
  • NBA
  • WWE

Best Technology for Venues and Operations

  • Invisionary Holdings, IntelliCUP Drinks Dispensing System
  • MuchBetter, Digital Wallet
  • OnePlan, Venue Twin
  • San Francisco 49ers, Member Inclusive Menu
  • SwipeStation, Safety Thirst
  • Ticketmaster Sport, 3D Virtual Venue

Capgemini Innovation of the Year   

  • AiSCOUT, Find and Analyse Amateur Talent
  • iRewind, AI Powered Personalized Half Pipe Videos
  • Kitman Labs, Intelligence Platform – Risk Advisor
  • NBA, Referee Engagement and Performance System
  • OpenBet, SportCast’s BetBuilder
  • Sports Data Labs, In-Game Prediction System using Health Data
  • Super League Triathlon, SLT Arena Games
  • VAY AG, Perceiving and Predicting Human Motion

Best Technology for Injury Prevention or Rehabilitation

  • Danu Sports, Smart Socks System
  • EIS, Copy of Graphene Enabled Muscle Warming Clothing
  • Elite Skills Arena, The ‘Wireless Circuit’
  • Kitman Labs, Performance Medicine
  • STATSports, Sonra Watch
  • VALD and Griffith, Raising the Bar in Women’s Sport

Sports Technology Partnership of the Year

  • Arsenal FC and STATSports, STATSports Partnership with Arsenal Football Club
  • British & Irish Lions and PT SportSuite, MultiTenant Ecosystem
  • British Gymnastics and Fitronics, Rise Hub
  • ECB and InCrowd, The Hundred
  • MLB and Pixellot, Bringing Ai-Automation To The Ball Park
  • Oracle Red Bull Racing, Data Optimization Partnership

Sustainability in Sport

  • BBC Sport and Moov, Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • Invisionary Holdings, IntelliCUP Drinks Dispensing System
  • OnePlan, Venue Twin
  • Paddle Logger, Promoting Sustainable Behaviour
  • SailGP, Impact League
  • Singular.live, Remote Production Services

Technology for Good

  • LeagueApps, FundPlay Helping Youth Sports
  • Meta, PHORIA and IPC, RAW: Emotions Unite Us
  • NBA, Referee Engagement and Performance System (REPS)
  • SailGP, Impact League
  • Veo Technologies, AI Powered Camera and Anaylsis Platform

Best Use of Technology by a Broadcaster

  • BT Sport, Remote and De-centralised TV production
  • DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and TeraVolt, Bundesliga Interactive Feed
  • Discovery, All-New Cube Studio for Tokyo 2020
  • Gravity Media and Sky Sports, Globecam HelmetCam at The Hundred
  • Moov and BBC Sport, Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • Star Sports India and ICC, Broadcast Technology at the ICC T20 World Cup

Tickets on sale now, please contact Tanya Power for more details on booking