Ulster Sports Academy
Innovative Solutions for Businesses
Do you want to improve the productivity, efficiency & competitiveness of your business?
The Ulster Sports Academy in partnership with the University’s Office of Innovation can offer your business relevant and valuable expertise, providing access to multi-disciplinary networks of University of Ulster experts, facilities and services. A number of support programmes exist including the cross border Fusion programme, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP’s) and innovation vouchers as well as access to placements and bespoke training.
For further information on innovation vouchers visit the Office of Innovation website.
Hear what some local businesses said about working with the Academy:
“JumpMAT is a new product and to ensure its acceptance at the highest levels, we needed to have its results validated by an independent body.The University of Ulster’s Sports Academy was able to calibrate our JumpMAT with an internationally recognised piece of laboratory equipment and confirm the accuracy of the results. Ulster’s independence and international reputation has proved a major asset in the acceptance of our product“.
John Meenan, Managing Director, FSL
“F3 Hydropool is a locally designed and manufactured product which we absolutely believe in. Our continuing challenge is to convey that belief to a wider sporting audience.
We have called upon the vast experience and expertise of the University of Ulster Sports Academy in many areas including clinical trials and marketing.
This association with the National and International reputation of the University has given us instant credibility with many major sporting organisations.
We have developed excellent relationships at Ulster and look forward to the future moving forward in partnership.”
Alan Boal Operations Manager, F3 Engineering Ltd
Academic Enterprise and Business Engagement within Sport
The Ulster Sports Academy has created a structure which enhances the collaboration between researchers, business and community to build a collaborative sports network in N.Ireland, together this commitment supports innovation in this sector exchanging knowledge between the University, the business and community sectors, leading to the capture and satisfaction of product and industrial based requirements, while accessing new marketing more effectively.
Over the past year the Ulster Sports Academy has worked with a growing number of sports and health related companies, through various research and consultancy programmes. This engagement has enabled the Academy to provide experts to tackle business related issues to ensure the sports industry in N.Ireland grows and develops on an international stage, assisting the development of products and services to gain a competitive advantage into their market.
Event Impact Evaluation and Feasibility Study
In an ever increasing climate of value for money, accountability and transparency, the University have designed specific evaluation models, which will provide valuable impact or potential impact evaluation of events and activities. By strengthening the evidence base we enable clients to make informed decision and provide statistical evidence to attract future funding and support. Each project is assigned a dedicated project coordinator who will nsure targets and priorities are focused to meet client’s needs.
Services are based on real time best practice in the sector and ensure ease of access to a range of diverse field leading researchers. The depth of expertise within the University means that we can cater for any sport or health related project through the multi-disciplinary specialist knowledge from a range of cross faculty portfolios, brought together to create the Wellness Development Unit.