Global Design Challenge


Sport Ireland have joined an international partnership in organising a Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity during and after Covid-19.  The Global Design Challenge is an event which gives participants the opportunity to work in teams to develop and then submit innovative ideas to an expert judging panel who are seeking the best solutions to this question: How might we sustainably redesign sport and physical activity for children and families, the young and the not-so-young, for participants, spectators, fans and community groups, so that it is inclusive, accessible, attainable – and fun! –  during the pandemic and afterwards?

The best ideas will have the chance to be matched with sporting organisations, investors and experts to trial and incubate their idea.

All registered teams will receive FREE support and training:

A one-hour FREE Workshop on Design Thinking led by internationally recognised expert, Dr Fiona Chambers of University College Cork, Ireland. Available 0900 GMT on 24th June 2020. A FREE ‘How to Pitch Your Idea’ resource from Judie Russell, Founder and Mobile Video Coach at The Vidacademy,. Available 0900 GMT on 25th June 2020.

This event is open to everyone, all ages, all backgrounds and all abilities.  The event may be of particular interest to sports participants, athletes, coaches, leaders or clubs who would like to pitch an idea on how we can improve or develop sport during and after the pandemic.  We are seeking to generate proposals from as many multi-disciplinary teams as possible globally, and as such we ask you to actively promote the event  with those in your networks who may be interested in developing and submitting innovative ideas to the competition.     

Registration of teams is free and is now open.  The competition will take place over the weekend of 26 – 28 June. For more information on how it all works and to register please click HERE

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