March 16, 2020

Sports Technology Awards 2020

2020 Sports Technology Awards Shortlist PROTECHT in Best Sports Equipment or Wearable Technology and Best Technology for Injury Prevention or Rehabilitation

LONDON, UK: On 11th March 2020, The STA Group announced the shortlist for the 2020 Sports Technology Awards and revealed that PROTECHT had been shortlisted in the Best Sports Equipment or Wearable Technology category and Best Technology for Injury Prevention or Rehabilitation for its work with SAP and Keytree.

Having received hundreds of entries from 31 countries which representing 45 sports, 50 industry leaders from sports, technology and business spent approximately 25 days collectively determined which were the best. Once again the full shortlist comprises some of sports biggest organizations as well as many of its most visionary, including F1, ASICS, World Athletics, Manchester United and La Liga lining up to contest the coveted Sports Technology Awards trophies.

Rebecca Hopkins, STA Group CEO, said: ‘The range of technology showcased this year, as well as the caliber of organizations participating, has been outstanding. The Sports Technology Awards are a highly prized, internationally respected mark of excellence but this has only been achieved thanks to our amazingly knowledgeable, committed judges and the support of visionary brands across the global sector. Consequently, it is reasonable to claim that this shortlist is a comprehensive, unique and authoritative representation of what innovations are important in sport. We look forward to announcing the winners at our ceremony on June 25th at The Londoner, Leicester Square.’

Chris Turner, CEO of Sport and Wellbeing Analytics who developed the PROTECHT system said ‘We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these two awards from such competitive fields. Working with Keytree and SAP along with our partners Philtronics and OPRO mouthguards, we have developed a system that we believe will truly change contact sport by improving performance through player welfare. We are working to make contact sport safer without changing the material nature of sport by monitoring head impacts in real time.’

The 2020 ceremony will be held at The Londoner, London’s newest ‘super-boutique luxury hotel’ on the hugely prestigious Leicester Square – giving guests the chance to walk the red carpet at an iconic landmark. Gathering to see which brands will win are leading sports industry figures, technology visionaries and elite athletes. Tickets are available through the Group’s Global Ticketing Partner, Ticketmaster Sport, on its Universe platform.

-ENDS-

Please direct media enquiries to Richard Lancaster (Richard.lancaster@swa.one)

More information about The Sports Technology Awards can be found at www.sportstechgroup.org

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