NGO and charity committed to reducing injury in sport

SportSmart has been shortlisted for The 2024 Sports Technology Awards

  • 8 February 2024 – We are delighted to announce that the SportSmart injury management app has been shortlisted in The 2024 Sports Technology Awards (STA).

    SportSmart is a first-of-its-kind, free app (and supporting programme) available to schools, clubs, parents, and players over 18 to log, monitor and manage sports injury. It supports users in reporting and preventing injury; the data feeds pioneering youth and grassroots sport research, plugging the existing data gap and driving systemic change.

    SportSmart has been shortlisted in the ‘Digital’ category, which celebrates electronic tools, systems, devices and resources for use across all types of sport.

    This year's STA shortlist has been made from hundreds of entries across the globe, reflecting the ever-growing significance of technology in shaping the future of sports.

    The shortlist includes leading tech brands such as Google, Apple, and Sony, alongside exciting start-ups and innovative. The Awards have been judged by leading technologists, business visionaries and champion athletes. Renowned figures such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Nasser Hussein, Stef Reid and Adam Lallana, along with representatives from Magic Johnson Enterprises, FIFA, PGA European Tour, ATP, and TikTok, have scrutinised the submissions, ensuring that only the most innovative and impactful technologies make it to the shortlist.

    "We are thrilled to unveil the shortlist for The 2024 Sports Technology Awards, which showcases the remarkable achievements and groundbreaking innovations driving progress in the sports industry," said Rebecca Hopkins, The STA Group CEO, owners of The Sports Technology Awards. "From celebrated tech giants to emerging start-ups, the diversity and quality of entries reaffirm the transformative power of technology in revolutionizing sports experiences and enhancing performance across the board."


    The Sports Technology Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements in the ever-evolving field of sports technology. Since its inception, The Awards has become the industry's leading platform for honouring innovation and excellence across various sectors, including sports performance, fan engagement, broadcasting, and more. With a commitment to highlighting the transformative impact of technology on sports, The Awards continue to inspire and empower innovators to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of sports. The Awards are owned by The STA Group.




    Podium Analytics is an NGO, registered as a charity (England, Wales and Scotland) with a vision to create a world with more sport and less injury. Founded by Sir Ron Dennis CBE, its mission is to significantly reduce the incidence and impact of sports injury, with a focus on youth and grassroots sport. Podium’s team is made up of hand-picked specialists with proven expertise in business, academia, science, technology and sport, who share in a sense of responsibility for shaping a safer legacy for sport.

    SportSmart is the schools and clubs programme from Podium Analytics, designed to help PE teachers and sport coaches deliver safer sport. The free SportSmart app includes a Head Injury Assessment tool that follows the latest Government Guidance. Register to find out more at