Ideas 4 Innovation launch

UK Sport and Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute are working in partnership to harness ideas for innovation in sports performance. We are delighted to invite you to attend the launch of two nationwide competitions offering grants to accelerate these ideas and access the UK’s leading specialist sports research expertise.

UK Sport: Garage Innovators Award
Ideas for elite performance: this could include anything from novel training or recovery strategies to equipment or apparel to maximise the potential of future British champions

Gatsby Innovation Award (supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation)
Ideas for any novel sports equipment or apparel with strong commercial potential

At the launch, we will showcase some examples of cutting edge technologies that could hold the key to world-beating performances, including the first ever sprint spike biomechanically tuned to the individual elite athlete and next generation personal protective garments. There will also be the opportunity to meet some of the most forward-thinking British companies currently developing innovative sports concepts in partnership with our experts.

The event will begin with a buffet lunch at 1pm on Tuesday 22 July at Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute. Presentations will conclude at 4pm, after which you are welcome to continue discussions with our experts over coffee.

Directions to the event can be found at:

We hope that you can join us, and look forward to welcoming you on 22 July.

Please RSVP to Jessica Whitehorn (E: /
T: 020 7211 5174 by Friday 11 July.

More information about the two competitions can be found at the following websites:

UK Sport: Garage Innovators Award
Gatsby Innovation Awards

Media enquiries should be directed to Jessica Whitehorn ( for UK Sport or Anna Seddon ( for Loughborough Sports Technology Institute / Gatsby Innovation Awards

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