Element 8 Innovation Centre
2 Dawn Fraser Avenue
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Located in the Australia’s premier sports and lifestyle precinct - Sydney Olympic Park, the Sydney Sports Incubator (SSI) has been designed to assist Startups establish, gain access to custom advisory, mentorship and educational support, and to build-out their commercialisation of products or services.
The SSI embarked as a joint initiative of the NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) providing for a range of products including software, sports training, sports services, performance and safety equipment through to equipment, technology and applications designed to increase the health, wellbeing and performance.
The SSI is now managed by Element 8 Ventures, and is jointly supported by SOPA and NSWIS, to build on the unique opportunities available to the Startups at the Sydney Olympic Park precinct and direct access to a wide range of sports organisations, schools, facilities and athletes.
The concept of the Sydney Sports Incubator (SSI) was born from a need to provide the necessary “front door” for those sports innovators who were requesting advice, validation, support and introductions from NSWIS and SOPA on a regular basis.
The Sydney Sports Incubator potential has now been tested in the market since the beginning of 2016. In that relatively short period of time, 11 months, it has enrolled 20 sports innovators to participate in its support program which has exceeded its original projections. During this period we have reached out to trusted partners business mentors, technology partners and investors, and sporting hubs nationally and internationally.
"NSW to lead sports innovation and technology with launch of Sydney Sports Incubator"
— NSW Institute of Sport
"Sydney Sports Incubator looks to encourage industry innovation in NSW”
— Australasian Leisure Management