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Build Brilliant Sports Technology with Rocketmakers

At Rocketmakers, part of our mission for the last 16 years has been to assist businesses in crafting innovative software solutions, including sports tech. We've worked with Olympic athletes, professional cyclists, and even a racing team to build technology that enhances performance. 

In 2024, as technology in sports continues to redefine the game, the field is open for businesses to innovate and lead. 

Imagine wearables that not only track but elevate athletic performance, immersive apps that deliver the thrill of the stadium anywhere, anytime, and analytics that turn raw numbers into winning strategies. The possibilities for innovation are limitless, and we've been at the forefront of creating these solutions.

Discover the potential of new sports technologies with us. It's more than a smart move – it's your chance to shape the future of sports. 

Why Build a Sports Tech Product?

The sports technology market is on an exciting trajectory, capturing the imaginations of athletes and fans alike. 

With the introduction of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and virtual reality, the industry is not just growing – it's thriving. 

Valued at $20 billion in 2023, it's projected to soar to $55 billion by 2030. This growth makes sports tech a great choice for those looking to make a mark. 

Here are some other reasons why building a sports tech product is a great idea: 

📈Diverse Revenue Streams

The sports tech space offers diverse revenue streams, including B2B solutions for sports organisations, B2C products for fans and athletes, and partnerships with sports brands.

📈Innovation Opportunities

Sports technology is a fertile ground for innovation. A wide array of products and services can be developed, from wearables that track athletic performance to apps that improve fan engagement. 

Businesses can leverage emerging technologies like virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics to create innovative software solutions.

📈Global Reach

Sport is a universal language with a global audience. Tech products can transcend local markets and appeal to international consumers, providing vast market potential.

📈Fan Engagement

For those passionate about sport, it's more than just a game—it’s a way of life. Because of this, sports fans are interested in more interactive and immersive experiences. 

There’s a significant opportunity to develop platforms that enhance how fans watch, analyse, and interact with their favourite sports and teams.

📈Health and Fitness Awareness

With a surge in health awareness, products that promote fitness, wellness, and active lifestyles are in demand. Sports tech entrepreneurs can tap into this market with innovative health-related technologies.

We Are Experts in Sports Tech Solutions: Case Studies

UK Sports Institute

We created a medical fitness tracking app for the UK Sports Institute that is used daily by professional and Olympic athletes.

Top professional cycling team Ineos Grenadiers (formerly Team Sky) asked Rocketmakers to build a COVID symptom tracking app for their athletes at the height of the pandemic in just two weeks!

We built an AR experience powered by Unity and Microsoft Hololens for deeper mechanical analysis into Team Bath Racing's F1 car interior components.

We built a new learning portal backed by a bespoke, “headless” content management system for UK Sport to manage their extensive content library.

The Benefit of Sports Technology

Sports technology isn't just a business opportunity; it's a chance to create products that can make a real, positive difference in the sphere of sport. Here's how:

💡Improving athletic performance: At its core, sports technology aims to enhance the performance of athletes. Coaches, teams, and players can gain valuable insights into training effectiveness and overall physical condition, which allow for more personalised and effective training plans.

💡Injury prevention and recovery: Through monitoring and predictive analytics, sports tech can play a crucial role in preventing injuries before they happen. If someone does get injured, tech can help during recovery by means of data-driven rehabilitation programs.

💡Data analytics and decision-making: There’s an increasing demand for data-driven decision-making in sports. Entrepreneurs can capitalise on this trend by offering solutions that provide analytics for performance enhancement, injury prevention, and team management.

💡Competitive edge: Teams and athletes always seek that extra advantage over their rivals. Sports tech products can provide that edge by offering advanced training tools, performance tracking, and tactical analysis.

💡Accessibility and inclusivity: Technology can make sports more accessible to people with disabilities or those who may not have easy access to traditional sports facilities or coaching. Apps and devices can bring the world of sport to a wider audience.

💡Scientific research: Developing a sports tech product can contribute to sports science by offering new insights into human physiology, sports psychology, and biomechanics, and furthering our understanding of human performance.

Emerging Sports Tech Trends to Watch in 2024

The sports technology sector is rapidly evolving, leveraging various advanced technologies to enhance athletic performance. Here's a general overview of areas where innovation is likely to feature strongly:

🔸Technology platforms:  In sports, advanced technology platforms use tech such as AI, biometric data, and GPS tracking to monitor and improve athletic performance. These platforms also spot athletes at risk of injury, which helps prevent injuries.

🔸Wearable tech evolution: Wearables will become even more sophisticated by offering real-time health and performance insights for athletes and enthusiasts alike.

🔸Predictive analytics: The use of predictive analytics will continue to grow, and it will influence everything from player scouting to game strategy and fan engagement.

🔸E-sports integration: The integration of e-sports into traditional sports will likely continue and is expected to blur the divide between physical and virtual sports.

🔸Sustainable sports tech: Sustainability will play a larger role in sports tech, with innovations that aim at reducing the environmental impact of sports events and equipment.

🔸Personalised training: Technology will increasingly offer personalised training programs and recovery plans tailored to individual athletes' needs.

🔸Data privacy and security: As data collection intensifies, there will be a growing focus on data privacy and security for athletes and fans.

🔸Immersive fan experiences: Expect advancements in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies that will bring fans closer to the action, whether they're in the stadium or watching remotely.

🔸Sports event technology: Enhanced event technology will improve the fan experience with features such as mobile ticketing, contactless payment, and interactive stadium apps, which will make attending sporting events more convenient and engaging.

🔸Activity monitoring: Advanced activity monitoring devices and applications will continue to empower athletes and fitness enthusiasts by providing comprehensive insights into their physical performance, helping them optimise training and recovery routines.

🔸Digital fan engagement: Innovative digital platforms and social media interactions will deepen fan engagement and allow them to connect, participate, and interact with their favourite teams and athletes in more immersive and meaningful ways.

These trends promise to shape the future of sports technology by enhancing the overall sports experience for athletes and fans while promoting healthier and more active lifestyles through advanced activity monitoring tools.

👋 We’re Rocketmakers  

During our 16-year journey at Rocketmakers, we've partnered with sports technology innovators such as the English Institute of Sport, Bath Racing, and the Ineos Grenadiers to develop cutting-edge software solutions tailored to high-performance athletes.

🚀Your Vision, Our Expertise

Whether you're looking to revolutionise the sports industry or elevate athletic performance, Rocketmakers can be your teammate in this journey. 

No matter if you’re starting from scratch or seeking to elevate an existing sports tech project, our team is ready to make your vision a reality. 

Are you ready to innovate? Let's build the future of sports together.