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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 globalsport@asu.edu 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 initiative. Watch 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 adidas.asu.edu.

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.

Phoenix Rising FC

The Global Sport Institute along with its innovation program partners at ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation hold a collaboration with Phoenix Rising FC - the Phoenix Rising FC Venture Challenge. The venture challenge is a call for ASU students, faculty, and broader community members to innovate and solve challenges specific to Phoenix Rising’s interests. 

The Phoenix Rising FC Venture Challenge seeks ideas in specific areas of innovation that will serve the club’s future goals and aspirations. These areas include: fan engagement, venue operations, loyalty tracking, players, analytics, wearables, media, merchandise, food and beverage, and other concepts. Phoenix Rising provides the winner of the venture challenge with the opportunity to beta test their product/service at the Phoenix Rising FC games. The Global Sport Institute supplies the winner of the venture challenge with promotional resources, mentorship, coaching, and an award of up to $15,000. More information here.