2023 Sports Technology Awards Winners Revealed

New York: 18 May saw some of the biggest brands in global sport convene to see who secured the coveted trophies in the ‘Oscars of Sports Technology’.

Taking place in north American for the first time, The Sports Technology Awards, presented in association with NBC Sports Next, celebrated their 10th Anniversary in Manhattan at 583 Park Avenue, one of the city’s iconic addresses.

The evening was attended in person by athletes, sports entrepreneurs and senior executives from brands such as (insert)  

The winners 

  • App of the Year: NBA
  • Best Broadcast Technology: LiveU
  • Best Digital Technology: World Athletics
  • Best Fan Engagement Technology: Stats Perform 
  • Best Fitness and Participation Technology: Apple  
  • Best Match Day Experience Technology: Sport BUFF 
  • Best Sport Betting Technology: Sportradar
  • Best Technology for Athlete Coaching and Performance: Zone7 
  • Best Technology for College Sports: Genius Sports
  • Best Technology for Data and Analytics: NTT Data
  • Best Technology for Injury Prevention and Recovery: BetterGuards Technology 
  • Best Use of Fan Engagement Technology by a Brand: Warner Bros. Discovery 
  • Best Use of Technology by a Broadcaster: LA Clippers 
  • Blockchain, NFT and Web3 Tech of the Year: Run it Wild
  • Competition, Event or Tournament of the Year: Formula E
  • Governing Body of the Year: ICC 
  • Innovation of the Year: Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • Smart Apparel, Equipment or Wearable of the Year: FORM
  • Sports Partnership of the Year: New York Liberty and Xbox
  • Start-up of the Year: Match Kit

Rebecca Hopkins, CEO of The STA Group, said ‘To celebrate The Awards in the US was an exciting way to mark our 10th anniversary. North American sports often lead the way in the way they embrace and invest in technologies, so it was poignant to be here. A huge number of brands from around the world made the effort to be here. This reflects the commitment to excellence our network demonstrates endlessly and we are so proud of the platform we give them to do this.’

Hopkins continued: ‘We also need to acknowledge the support of our sponsors, all of whom were secured by our US partners, Aggregate Sports. NBC Sports Next, Rock-it Global and Sports Tech HQ all share our commitment to elevating the work done by the true visionaries of sports and are part of The Awards for the foreseeable future, thanks to the team at Aggregate,’ 

Will McIntosh, President NBC Sports Next and Fandango, sponsors of The Awards, added: ‘NBC Sports Next is committed to delivering cutting edge technology and business solutions that connect people to the sports they love to play and watch, which is why we’re excited about helping bring the Sports Technology Awards to the U.S. for the first time ever. We applaud the amazing finalists, as well as everyone who entered the Awards, for their creativity and vision, as we all look to develop new technology experiences that enhance the world of sports.’

The Sports Technology Awards is presented by NBC Sports Next and sponsored by Capgemini, Rock-it Global and Sports Tech HQ.