The Ignition Innovation Competition is the place for sportstech start-ups to demonstrate their product and its impact in sport.

Looking at five key categories Fan Engagement, Media and Consumption, Data & Analytics, Commerce and In Venue we are looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs and startup founders actively changing the world of fan and business innovation in sports.

The winner will receive a “growth package” of advisory and support conducted by SportsPro and our strategic partners to the value of $100,000 and have the opportunity to present on stage at DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga SportsInnovation in May 2022.

Solutions designed to enhance and improve the experience of the fan, or increase the value for the sponsor, including memberships and social media engagement.

Aimed at solutions that are designed to enhance efficiency and experiences at live events. Uncover the ticketing, concession, and social transformations, optimisations and inventions that are re-defining the modern-day event experience.

Aimed at the latest technologies underpinning e/m-commerce, with the latest SaaS developments transforming customer experience, and the rise of blockchain-enabled token technologies and products.

Solutions enabling data owners to find the diamonds in their data and the businesses re-imagining the capture, processing, storage and analysis of data to transform and improve decision making and identify commercial opportunities.

Solutions driving the future of sports content, including broadcast and streaming, automated broadcast graphics, distribution, new and emerging content platforms, and gamification technologies.

Key Date

Winners announced: 27 January 2022