Wednesday 26 June 2019

Globally successful Statsports signs new alliance with DkIT


Dr Michael Mulvey, President DkIT with Sean Connor and Alan Clarke, STATSports
Dr Michael Mulvey, President DkIT with Sean Connor and Alan Clarke, STATSports

Olivia Ryan

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has this week signed a new strategic alliance with leading sports technology firm, STATSports.

As part of the first phase of this agreement, DkIT and STATSports will explore the opportunity of co-developing an applied research project module within the Institute's existing BA (Hons) in Sport, Exercise with Enterprise with further opportunities expected with the BSc (Hons) in Health and Physical Activity. DkIT students and staff on both courses will benefit from unrivalled access to STATSports performance monitoring technology and expertise from its skilled workforce. Other areas of exploration include the expansion of DkIT's postgraduate provision, the development of a STATSports guest lecture series at DkIT and investigating opportunities for joint conferences in the area of Sport Performance.

Speaking at the MOU signing, President of DkIT, Michael Mulvey, PhD said: 'STATSports has a long standing track record of engagement with DkIT since its inception in 2008 when it established a presence in our start-up hub on campus in the Regional Development Centre. Since then it has undergone significant expansion to become a global leader in its field. We believe this framework for partnership will generate new growth opportunities for both organisations and will help us further develop skills, innovation and expertise in the area of sports performance technology which is vital for our region.'

Alan Clarke, founder and chief executive of STATSports added: 'As a former graduate at DkIT, we're proud to not just continue but expand and strengthen our relationship with the Institute. Undergraduates will be able to gain first-hand experience of our performance monitoring devices during the course, which will be hugely beneficial as they move out into the workforce. STATSports is growing at an exponential rate across different continents and new sports. It's imperative that the link between research and development, educational institutions like DkIT, and a final product is inter-connected and emboldened.'

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