NGO and charity committed to reducing injury in sport

Two heads are far stronger than one: Coming together with a common goal to shape the future of sports injury

Oxford, UK – Following the official launch of The Podium Institute for Sports Medicine and Technology in January, the two teams from The Institute and Podium Analytics came together for a dedicated day to share progress and ambitions for research and project development, as both teams work to create a world with more sport and less injury.

The event was held on Thursday 22 February in the new Institute headquarters – a space dedicated to the research.

Following a scene setter from Podium’s CEO, Andy Hunt, and the Institute’s Director, Professor Constantin Coussios OBE FREng, to the 40 plus academics in the room, the teams went through each of the 9 individual research projects currently under way. The projects cover a wide range of topics – including groundbreaking interventions, advancements in technology and the power of data – all of which aim to contribte to a world of more sport and less injury. Each presentation demonstrated the team's expertise and dedication to overcoming injury in sport.

Once the home team had finished presenting, Podium Analytics had the opportunity to showcase the work they have been leading in the five years since the charity’s inception. Key conversations around the SportSmart injury management platform, technology and developments currently underway that will drive a more science-led, data-driven approach to sports research highlighted further opportunities to collaborate, and the potential impact this relationship can achieve.

The day marked an exciting moment in the future of sports injury prevention, illustrating the alignment and common goals of the two organisations and how, collectively, we can have greater reach, impact and influence and, ultimately, accelerate the key unanswered questions in research.

Andy Hunt commented on the day’s events: “Since starting at Podium, it has been my vision to have a moment like this. It was superb to come together in person and actively support and encourage each other, showcasing our strong unity and shared vision. This sense of camaraderie contributed to the success of the day and reinforced passion we all have for more sport, less injury.”

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