Northern Ireland companies are delivering world first and market leading solutions to sports clubs globally, from online tee-booking to advanced player analytics.
Their disruptive sports technologies are changing the game at both professional and amateur levels, across all major sports worldwide.
Leading edge university-led research in the region will ensure this trend continues. Ulster University's School of Sport delivers research and consultancy that is transforming health and sport performance across the globe.
Owned by NBC Sports, SPORTSENGINE Inc is America's biggest provider of online sports management solutions, offering software to help moreover a million teams, clubs and league administrators to manage, connect and communicate with their athletes, parents, coaches and team managers. It has recently established a new international sales base in Belfast, focusing on sales of Team Unify – a platform for swimming clubs.
BRS Golf is a division of GolfNow, Golf Channel and NBC Sports. BRS Golf has produced the world's first cloud-based tee sheet which allows the management of bookings from anywhere on any device, with 1500 customers worldwide. It has over 50 employed in its Belfast offices and continues to grow rapidly.
Newry-based STATSports is a worldwide leader in sports performance monitoring technology, with over 500 Elite teams globally using its ‘Apex Pro’ system - including U.S. Soccer, Brazil Football Confederation; European soccer clubs Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus; and NFL teams Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders, as well as NBA and MLS teams. Its ‘APEX Athlete’ system allows non-professional athletes to reach their peak performance using the same technology as the Elite athletes.
Kairos was created by an elite athlete, for elite athletes. Founded in Belfast by ex-Ireland International Rugby player Andrew Trimble, the Kairos platform aggregates scheduling, performance and analytics data in one app - helping sports clubs to streamline planning and optimize the performance of their athletes on game day.
INCISIV combines in-game VR, motion sensors and sophisticated data analytics to provide an in-depth analysis of a player’s ability to make intelligent, winning decisions under pressure during games. It is the go-to global expert in using VR to study decision making in sport.
PerformanceActive International designs and builds innovative smart mobile platforms which connect electronics, sensors and mobile devices to collect and share performance data and patterns of performance. Their ‘Intelligent Play’ solution is a real-time golf tracking statistics platform which uses innovative GameScan™ Technology and image processing algorithms.
Performa Sports offers a real-time and post-game performance analysis app, with an integrated cloud analytics platform that helps coaches visualise and understand the bigger picture of the team and individual performances.