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Partnerships and Engagement

Partnerships and engagement


The Global Sport Institute aims to establish meaningful and innovative partnerships at local, national, and global levels. If you are interested in partnering with us, please e-mail or fill out our interest form.


Arizona State University and adidas have come together to create the Global Sport Alliance, a groundbreaking collaboration between two renowned innovators. This new, comprehensive partnership connects students, faculty, employees, researchers, engineers and a global network of thought leaders and partners to develop and exchange ideas, undertake joint inquiries and research, inspire people to act on key findings and transform ideas into reality in measurable ways. Most recently, we've worked with adidas on their She Breaks Barriers initiativeWatch the video by clicking here, and learn more about the initiative here.

The Global Sport Institute, supported by a combination of institutional ASU funding and a significant philanthropic gift from adidas, is a traditional academic research institute that embraces the goals of the Global Sport Alliance. For more information about the Global Sport Alliance, please visit

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University, located along the Western Cape of South Africa, is among the region's leading universities, boasting the highest student success rate in the country.  The Global Sport Institute has partnered with the school's Centre for Human Performance Sciences to exchange faculty and research staff, jointly develop research programs and projects, and explore opportunities for student exchanges, professional and academic events, and other areas of interest or collaboration.

Global Sports Innovation Center Collaboration

The Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) has signed a collaboration agreement with the Global Sport Institute (GSI) and the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute (Edson E+I) at Arizona State University. This agreement creates a global connection with the goal of enhancing knowledge sharing, developing activities that will foster sports startups in the U.S., and aggregate each entities’ individual value to their ecosystems.

The three entities plan to invite, promote and facilitate presence and business in Arizona as a hub of international technology-based startups related to the sports industry. All the startups who engage with this new collaborative programming will receive the support of each entity for internationalization processes and connections in the international sports industry through startup competitions, incubation and acceleration programs, hackathons, workshops, webinars, masterclasses and other opportunities to be announced.


The Global Sport Institute is proud to collaborate across disciplines, and to support both Arizona State University and community events. Below are those we've engaged with that include co-sponsored events, campus conversations, and more. If you are interested in collaborating with us, please e-mail or fill out our interest form.