The EIS’s vision is to be the world-leading high performance institute. Our mission as the EIS is to help athletes to improve their sporting performances through the delivery of science, medicine, technology and engineering.
Striving to be the best in the world is an expensive business. However, the Institute set-up means that Olympic and Paralympic sports have access to the knowledge of experts working across sports, to share and spread the latest thinking among sports and to ensure efficiencies of delivery. Through this structure, the EIS maximises the resources it has available to it, to benefit as many Olympic and Paralympic sports as possible.
The EIS was awarded £67.4m for the Tokyo cycle by UK Sport. This funding covers a set quantity of EIS services to athletes in Olympic and Paralympic sports, as well as covering the costs of running all the EIS sites across England and the costs of Sports Services, which run across all Olympic and Paralympic sports, such as Athlete Health and Performance Innovation.
EIS practitioners work with sports to help manage the complex relationship between performance and athlete needs. EIS practitioners are supported via a network of technical experts who provide mentorship and coaching, have access to an array of technical and non-technical development opportunities, and are part of a network of over 350 colleagues, all working at the cutting edge of sport. Access to collective knowledge and expertise through this network is one of the EIS’s greatest strengths. Finally, EIS practitioners are provided with world class equipment and facilities.
The EIS takes its obligation to provide an efficient and effective delivery to Olympic and Paralympic sports very seriously. While maintaining a requirement to be agile in an often-changing performance environment, the EIS also must deliver its annual budgets correct and accurate to the last pound, and all expenditure is regularly reviewed to ensure that it is supporting the right activities.