BusinessCloud can reveal its SportTech 50 innovation ranking for 2022. 

Readers of the online technology publication and an independent judging panel have together decided the 50 companies blazing a technology trail in the sports industry.

The SportTech 50 celebrates businesses of all sizes creating original tech for sports and fitness performance, consumption and administration.

Gaerwen-based Talent Pathway ID, a new entry which provides AI-driven performance analysis for athletes and coaches, tops the ranking.

In second spot is Ipswich firm Enertor, a producer of shock-absorbing insoles to reduce sports injuries, ahead of Birmingham-headquartered Energym, which generates electrical power from physical exertion in gyms.

Inrange Golf (London) and Hawk-Eye (Basingstoke) made the top 5 ahead of INCUS Performance (Loughborough), Sportable (London), Sports & Wellbeing Analytics (Swansea), BatFast (Nottingham) and Skylab (Manchester).

The ranking in full:

SportTech 50 – UK’s most innovative sports tech creators for 2022

BusinessCloud called on its readers to vote for companies from the 72-strong shortlist and saw more than 800 votes pour in.   

A combination of these votes and choices from an independent judging panel determined the top 50. 

The judging panel was comprised of:  

  • Rebecca Hopkins, CEO, STA Group
  • Tom Adams, director of digital, Eurosport
  • Dr Jon Roberts, head of sports technology research group, Sports Technology Institute, Loughborough University
  • Jonathan Symcox, editor, BusinessCloud