The shortlist for the 2016 Sports Technology Awards has been announced today.


The Sports Technology Awards celebrate the vital role technology plays in sport; the awards are unique globally and represent an international mark of excellence.


Included in the shortlist are BBC, Hawkeye, Intel, the Rugby World Cup, Football Manager, the NBA and ASICS, the work of which is celebrated across categories including best app, partnership and concept, as well as work by sponsors, tournaments and broadcasters.


Rebecca Hopkins, CEO of the awards explained: “This has been another exciting year for sport, and technology continues to influence all facets of the sector to an exponential degree. We are delighted that, once again, as well as the biggest brands in sport, our finalists also include the most inventive tech start-ups, the vision of which means that they are equal in their ability to win in any category.’


Winners will be revealed on 15th April at a lunchtime ceremony in London which is set to be attended by over 500 senior industry figures as well as current and former athletes.


Click here for more information and to buy tickets.


The 2016 finalists are:


Best Use of Technology by a Rights Holder, Broadcaster or Governing Body


  • BBC Sport
  • BT Sport and deltatre
  • Formula E
  • Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • UFC
  • VisitEngland
  • NBA and WSC Sports

Best Partnership in a Single Sport


  • Neulion and the World Surf League
  • Refresh Films and the PFA
  • SAP and the WTA
  • Sportradar and the ITF
  • Toshiba and the Rugby World Cup 2015
  • WSC Sports and the NBA

Best Partnership in Multiple Sports

  • Avaya
  • Grabyo
  • Opendorse
  • Pavegen Systems
  • Spidercam GmbH
  • Sports Structures

Best App (Brand)

  • Axisstars
  • Be The Ref
  • Cricket Australia
  • Masimo
  • Football Manager
  • TalentKode Sports

Best App (Tournament)

  • SEA Games
  • FIA Formula E
  • ICC Cricket World Cup
  • Leverade
  • Rugby World Cup 2015 – Omnigon
  • NFL – Zebra Partners and iPro

Best New Concept

  • 21st Club
  • BT
  • Doublesix
  • Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • Living Sports
  • NMP Technology
  • NowPlay
  • Return2Play

Best Technology for Commercial Returns

  • Advanced Ticketing
  • Brandtix
  • Mobile Media Content
  • Rotowire
  • Tripleplay
  • Vogo

Best Technology for Managers and Coaches

  • Elite Sport Technologies
  • Firstbeat Technologies
  • Flightscope
  • Kitman Labs
  • Sport Technology Services
  • Sportlyzer
  • USA Hockey
  • Vizrt

Best Technology for Use by a Venue, Stadium, Club or Franchise

  • Cryoaction
  • Eleven Sports Media
  • HOK Sports
  • SignalShare
  • SIS Pitches
  • Vogo

Best Technology to Promote Participation

  • Aqua Passport
  • BBC Get Inspired
  • Find a Player
  • MyLocalPitch
  • Openplay
  • RunSocial
  • ShotTracker
  • Woooba

Best Kit or Apparel

  • 9 Degrees Freedom
  • Guardlab
  • Heimdall Protective Tech
  • Jabra
  • Skulpt

Best Wearable

  • Catapult
  • Fibrux Oy
  • Intel
  • Jabra
  • Kingii
  • Nymbl Science
  • Pulse Play
  • STATSports Technologies

Best Use of Technology by a Sponsor

  • Healthspan Elite and Team Sky
  • Jaguar – #FeelWimbledon
  • AIG and The Haka 360 Experience (New Zealand Rugby)
  • SAP and the WTA
  • O2 and England Rugby
  • William Hill and the PDC World Darts Championship

Best Fan Engagement Technology

  • Autography
  • Creative Technology
  • FanDuel
  • Mondogoal
  • Skreens

Best Brand Fan Engagement

  • DraftKings
  • Eurosport
  • JOE Media
  • NBA
  • The Football Republic
  • New York City FC

Best Tournament Fan Engagement

  • The Championships, Wimbledon (IBM)
  • O2 Wear the Rose (The Rugby World Cup)
  • World Surf League (Neulion)
  • AIG and The Haka 360 Experience (New Zealand Rugby)
  • Rugby World Cup 2015 – Stackla
  • Your Race to Dubai (The European Tour and Golf Gamebook)