SportsTech Ireland has announced a new partnership with London Sport this week which focuses on sports participation and engagement. The organisation aims to position Ireland and the Mid-West as a leading destination for Sports Technology, as well as harness sports technology for societal benefit. This is the organisation’s fourth international collaboration since SportsTech Ireland launched earlier this year, having already formalised projects and partnerships with the University of Ryerson, Toronto, leAD Sports Accelerator in Berlin, and SportseXperience in Eindhoven.
Action sports-focused startup Unit 1 is set to introduce its first offering, Soundshield, a helmet and detachable headphone pairing that the company hopes can elevate the users’ music listening experience from the slopes to the skate park...The manufacturing process will take place over the next several months according to Soundshield’s Indiegogo profile, with the first shipments set to start in December. Unit 1 was among the 19 companies that were accepted into the leAD Sports Accelerator, which will begin in Berlin in the fall.