After 17 years at Griffith University, it’s time to hand back my swipe card and explore other opportunities. It’s been tremendous fun developing the sports engineering and technology disciplines (see Griffith’s SABEL research with impact), working with the elite sports industry, related and consumer industries and leading peak professional bodies like the International Sports Engineering Association,… Read More Adieu Griffith
At the most recent wearable technology conference in Melbourne, we had speakers from industry and industry all weighing in on the latest developments of wearables. I had as conference chair the at times challenging task of facilitating an emerging debate on whether ‘product’ should be rushed to market, or first scientifically validated and then released to market. Not… Read More Validate Or Get It To Market?
I came across this neat equation doing a subject led by Bob Sutton at Stanford. It resonated with me, in part because I’ve been wrestling with whats the difference between research and innovation, and how they contribute to the knowledge economy. The knowledge economy being something Australia would like to have in addition to ‘we… Read More Innovation = Creativity + Implementation
Last year around this time we hosted Alex Mednis from Sydney based reveloutioniseSPORT at our Australian Sports Technology Network Queensland event. He recently penned (see below for an excerpt) a thought-provoking article for LinkedIn as a reflection on technological change, and pace of change in Australia’s sporting bodies. See the full article at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/digital-strategy-lacking-australian-sport-alex-mednis Thanks, Alex and look… Read More “Digital Strategy Is Lacking In Australian Sport”
A month ago we caught up with the chaps at Digital Queensland who provide Business insights for the Queensland Business community and State Government. Their topic of interest was digital disruption and naturally, sports and health monitoring was an area of interest. Unfortunately, there was a camera there to catch the mums and errs as… Read More Digital Disruption and Sports Technology
As the nation increasingly looks to innovation as a way to become, or just maintain competitiveness, it’s important to ask ourselves who are the innovators and where do they come from?. I once heard an innovation professor once say ‘any idiot can have an idea’, (he was being deliberately provocative of course as he talked… Read More Innovators Of Tomorrow
There is a lot of focus in the Sports Technology world given to being a startup or making it as an entrepreneur. The Australian Sports Technologies network has been at the vanguard of much of this in Australia where we have had training from notables such as Jerry Engel and Steve Blank. One of… Read More Intrapreneur, Entrepreneur, Startup, Accelerator, Incubator?