SportTech

BusinessCloud can do his SportTech 50 innovation ranking for 2021.

Readers of the online technology publication and an independent jury jointly decided on the 50 companies that are technologically groundbreaking in the sports industry.

the SportTech 50 celebrates companies of all sizes developing original technologies for sports and fitness performance, consumption, and management.

Tappit, a cashless payment system for sporting events based in Leeds, tops the ranking.

In second place is Incisiv Sport, a Belfast-based neurotechnology start-up.

The company uses cutting-edge scientific knowledge to develop technologies that improve human performance, such as helping goalkeepers win game-winning parades and transform the rehabilitation of athletes.

Edinburgh-based Fanbase, a developer of apps to connect sports clubs with fans, took third place ahead of fan engagement platform Sport Buff (Lambeth) and driving range technology company Inrange Golf (Cambridge).

The top 10 include Stadion (Islington), Recast (Edinburgh), Filmily (Totnes), Hawk-Eye (Basingstoke) and Genius Sports (Camden).

Sheffield’s Coordinate Sport, a platform that enables sports companies to streamline and manage operations in one place, made it into the top 15.

The ranking in full length:

SportTech 50 – Britain’s Most Innovative Sports Technology Developer for 2021

BusinessCloud urged its readers to vote for companies from the 90-strong shortlist and saw over 500 votes.

A combination of these votes and decisions by an independent jury the top 50 determined.

The jury consisted of:

  • Rebecca Hopkins, CEO, STA Group
  • Tash Carpenter, Communications Director, English Institute of Sport
  • Dr. Jon Roberts, Head of Sports Technology Research Group, Sports Technology Institute, Loughborough University
  • Jonathan Symcox, Editor, BusinessCloud