Applied Research

The AISTS is in a unique position to bring together scientists and researchers from esteemed universities, with athletes, International Sports Federations (IFs), and sports companies.   The AISTS facilitates the development of knowledge and its application to sport, through various projects.

The AISTS has the unique ability to bridge the gap between technology and sport by drawing on the expertise of a world-class institute of technology, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). The EPFL is one of the AISTS founding members and hosts the AISTS headquarters.  The AISTS Applied Research has 4 main areas of focus.  

We continue to work closely with Professor Jan-Anders Mansson, former AISTS president and now AISTS Scientific Advisor in Sport Technology. He is a world renowned scientist in the field of material composite, with over 600 scientific publications and is also the technical advisor for equipment rules and certifications of several international sport federations, namely the International Cycling Union UCI), the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and the International Swimming Federation (FINA).  Professor Mansson plays an integral role in the AISTS's Applied Research projects.  Depending on the requirements of the project , the AISTS is either able to carry out the plan with the AISTS executive team, or act as project leader by integrating the expertise of  specialised members from its founding universities or from its network of partners.  AISTS integrates knowledge across 

  • Management
  • Technology
  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Engineering 

The AISTS MAS in Sport Administration particpants, each year, work closly with clients on real-life projects over six months.  To date AISTS have completed 130 projects with various organisations including the IAAF, FEI, IOC, ISMF, CAA Eleven, Baku 2015 Games Academy and many more.  To learn more about Client Team Projects click here

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