Sport Science Challenge

The second round of the Sport Science Challenge is now closed.

The challenge was designed to encourage innovation in sport, with a focus on:

  • enhancing the competitiveness of our elite athletes and teams, including those preparing for the 2018 Commonwealth Games or for the 2020 Olympic Games
  • promoting healthy and active lifestyles through greater participation in sport and exercise.

2018 funding recipients

Three organisations, from round two, have received funding to further develop an innovative product to benefit elite athletes as well as encourage Queenslanders to participate in sport. 
The recipients are:

  • Vald Performance—working to further develop a new portable motion capture system for swimmers and athletes ($100,000)
  • The Health Collab—developing an app that will improve the ability of swimmers and coaches to assess, track and address body position issues in the pool ($40,000)
  • Fusion Sport—creating an affordable web-based video analysis tool ($85,000).

2017 funding recipients

Three organisations, from round one, have received $100,000 each to further develop an innovative product to benefit elite athletes as well as encourage Queenslanders to participate in sport.

The recipients are:

  • Fusion Sport Pty Ltd—working on a modular suite of athlete health and performance monitoring tools. read more >
  • Teaching Athletics (formerly McBride Brown and Partners)—developing an interactive 3D coaching app for athletes. read more >
  • Griffith University—creating a virtual reality training simulation for cyclists and fans based on the 2018 Commonwealth Games. read more >

During the next 12 months, the recipients will work with sporting and industry partners to refine their high-tech offering ready for market.

The successful round two recipients will be announced in 2018.

You can read more about the challenge at the Advance Queensland website.