Faculty and Research

The AISTS facilitates the development of knowledge through mandated research, collaborative projects, consulting, and independent and commissioned studies. The AISTS conduct multidisciplinary research and consulting projects on key topics relevant for (international) sport organisations and various stakeholders to help them navigate the complex sports landscape. 

Our areas of expertise include:  

  • Economic impact studies  
  • Sport event sustainability and social responsibility  
  • Mega sport event management, knowledge transfer and observational research  
  • Sport technology and innovation project research 

Sports Technology Intelligence

Sport is a breeding ground for innovation and technology, with the industry’s stakeholders all playing a significant role. The AISTS works alongside research laboratories and sports organisations to help develop and assess technologies that benefit sport stakeholders positively and fairly.  

Sport is a breeding ground for innovation and technology, with the industry’s stakeholders all playing a significant role. The AISTS works alongside research laboratories and sports organisations to help develop and assess technologies that benefit sport stakeholders positively and fairly.  

Focusing on the areas of equipment, infrastructure and digital technologies, AISTS’s past projects include developing voice recognition applications in training environments, benchmarking the International Federation Digital ecosystem, improving kinetic data for performance sensor measurement, and more.  

The AISTS also provides complete support to sport federations for the approval and testing of equipment.

Sustainability and Legacy 

At the AISTS we are continually gathering the best experts in sustainability from our partner organisations and international sports community to be able to offer the latest solutions to our clients. Our focus is sport and events for a sustainable future and our ultimate goal is to help the Olympic Movement to continue to lower its footprint while developing positive impacts through behavior change.

We work closely with the EPFL, the architecture and sustainability departments of the University of Lausanne, Quantis, the International Olympic Committee and several International Federations to help provide our clients with the most sustainable solutions for their stakeholders. 
 

We offer tailored research on individual client sustainability practices, case studies collections and publications on sustainability initiatives from International Federations and National Olympic Committees, sustainability management and action plans, and our annual Sustainable Sport and Events Programme. 

The AISTS has been producing various sustainability publications, case studies and reports for a diverse number of sports organisations that include both international federations and cities. We are able to provide applied research into current sustainable practices and trends, evaluations, implementation planning, quick start guides, integration and legacy recommendations. 

We have worked closely with the following organisations: 

  • International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) 
  • International Sambo Federation (FIAS) 
  • International Canoe Federation (ICF) 
  • City of Richmond 

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