04 April 2008

UK R&D strategy

UK sport recognises eight innovation partners@UK sport

The UK Sport Research and Innovation department works to deliver bespoke performance solutions for sports’ national governing bodies in collaboration with the best British expertise in the fields of engineering, technology and human sciences.

Projects can involve anything that affects athletes competing on the world stage, from developing measurement equipment for use in training to coming up with optimal hydration and recovery strategies. The primary focus of research is on sports with high potential to win medals at the Olympic or Paralympic Games.

The eight Innovation Partners are: BAE Systems, emp: technology group, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute, the Sport and Exercise Science Department at Portsmouth University, the Centre for Sport and Engineering Science at Sheffield Hallam University, TotalSim and the Wolfson Unit.

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