The Board of Catapult Group International Ltd (ASX:CAT, Catapult) is pleased to announce it has received the following awards, just released by Fast Company magazine as part of its annual ranking of the 'The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies' for 2015:

  • #1 in 'The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Fitness' category
  • #1 in 'The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Big Data' category
  • #12 overall on 'The World’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies' list. 

In presenting these awards, Fast Company noted Catapult’s “innovation towards taking the guesswork out of injury prevention”, and that champions in the NFL, NBA and NCAA (college) football, along with 10 other NCAA titles and eight World Cup countries, had one thing in common: “they monitored their athletes’ health using Catapult".

Catapult’s Executive Chairman, Dr. Adir Shiffman, said “it’s an honour to be named on a list with great global leaders like Apple and Google, and to be ranked with other genuine innovators like Tesla and Kickstarter. 

“Catapult is extremely proud to represent Australian innovation on such a prestigious list. We are still only a fraction of the size of some of these leading organisations, but nevertheless have been named alongside them as a global leader in innovation.” 

Catapult’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Shaun Holthouse, said “this is a tremendous achievement for our company, and it all comes down to the hard work and dedication of our teams across every department and around the world. We’ve been consistent readers of Fast Company’s Most Innovative lists over the years, so being placed first in two categories, and be ranked 12th overall, is very exciting and a further boost to our global profile."

The technology and data analytics developed by Catapult is currently used by more than 500 organisations across the NFL, NBA, English Premier League, AFL, NRL and more. Catapult continues to focus on further expanding its presence in to other significant markets, such as the US National Collegiate Athletic Association, and European football.