outerspace and the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) are working together to support sportstech start-ups and scale-ups in Melbourne. Their recent MOU outlines a collaboration that will jointly support local sportstech start-up and scale-up success, working together to enable early-stage sportstech businesses to bring their innovative technology-based product ideas for application in sport to market.
As leaders in design and engineering for new product development, outerspace supports product development from early idea and feasibility, concept and design, all the way through to production and product release.
The ASTN is the governing body for sports technology and innovation. It connects an ecosystem of organisations to celebrate, invest and facilitate growth in sports technology. ASTN facilitates a wide range of programs and events including accelerator programs, masterclasses and business matching.
The outerspace ASTN partnership is expected to drive collaboration between ASTN’s large member network and outerspace’s client base amongst industry leaders in Australia and the United States.
“outerspace are product development experts with over three decades of experience. Australian sportstech businesses will be able to tap into their knowledge base and benefit from the team’s passion and expertise for developing innovative solutions for sports-related problems,” says Martin Schlegel, Director, ASTN.
“Our startups will also be able to benefit from outerspace’s international experience, with its office in San Diego, California,” Schlegel adds.
“ASTN’s large network of more than 2,500 organisations allows us to expand our reach and share our knowledge with Australian sportstech founders, entrepreneurs and startups. By joining forces with ASTN we will help to strengthen the reputation and international standing of the Australian sportstech industry,” says Dr David Menzies, Business Development and Commercialisation at outerspace.
“We view this partnership with ASTN as a critical one for the acceleration of innovation in the local sportstech sector. We have seen a large amount of growth in the sector from our US operations, with sportstech currently accounting for about twenty-five per cent of our global client base. We want to deploy that sector-specific know-how alongside ASTN to enable the Australian sportstech industry to grow and shine globally,” Menzies adds.
feature image – underwater communications headset design by outerspace for Zygo