5 months ago

The Global Design Challenge 2021 winners are ...

Dear Global Design Challenge 2021 participants

We have been truly humbled by the effort and dedication of teams on nearly every continent of the world, during this ongoing pandemic.

We can’t thank the teams enough for making the Global Design Challenge 2021 such a success in terms of their innovative submissions - we had 58 submissions. It has also had a tremendous global reach, with 24 countries represented.

The judges have selected the winners, go to the Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021 gallery to see who won. We want to congratulate the Spree Team who won

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5 months ago

Top 25 shortlisted submissions announced

Dear GDC 2021 Teams

Our international, expert judges have shortlisted the 25 teams listed below to be considered for  development grants. The winners of the development grants will be announced on Friday 2nd July.

We want to thank every team for the time and commitment given to their submissions. The judges were impressed and inspired by your work.

The GDC Organising Team

 

The following teams have been shortlisted:

Amateur Women´s Soccer
BioAdventures : Learn, Move & Explore
Breeze
Community Campus Portal
Creativity and innovation in sports and physical activity
Cycle
Dare to believe
Designing Policy Evaluation Tools for the

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5 months ago

Don't stop now! Complete your submission to the Global Design Challenge 2021 before the deadline in 60 minutes

There is only 60 minutes left of The Global Design Challenge 2021, so don't stop now, complete your submission and stand a chance to win a development grant of up to €10,000.

The GDC Organising Team

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


5 months ago

Only 3 hours until the deadline for submissions to the Global Design Challenge 2021!

Only 3 hours to go until the deadline for submissions to the Global Design Challenge 2021.

We are here to help if you have any questions, just post them on the discussion forum.

You can do it!

The GDC Organising Team

 


5 months ago

Six hours until the deadline, don't miss it!

Dear Teams

Only 6 hours to go until the Global Design Challenge 2021 deadline for submissions at 17h00 Irish time.

Don't miss it!

The GDC Organising Team

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


5 months ago

24 hours left until the submission deadline!

You have 24 hours left before the submission deadline, don't miss it!

If you have any questions please post them on the discussion forum, so that we can support you getting your submission in on time and in the correct format.

Good luck!

The GDC Organising Team

 


5 months ago

Share the excitement!! - What is your team is doing now? - Getting ready to submit?

It would be great if you could let everyone know your progress? Let's encourage all teams  to cross the submission line!!

Tweet/post on social media with photos and use hashtag:  #GlobalDesignChallenge

Tag us on Twitter: @GlobalDesignCh1

Best of luck to our 230 teams!!! Well done to all those who have submitted projects already!

Fiona and the GDC Team

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


6 months ago

Your video submission is essential!

Dear GDC 2021 Teams

Your video is an essential part of your submission, so make sure that you have:

- watched the Video Pitching webinar in the 'resources' section

- created a video of 3 minutes or less in length

- explained your innovation clearly 

- made your video accessible, by loading it onto a video hosting platform such as YouTube, Panopto or similar, and then providing the link in your Devpost submission.

 

The judges are looking forward to seeing your short, impactful videos!

 

The GDC Organising Team

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon,…

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6 months ago

There are 3 days left until the deadline for submissions!

There are only 3 days left to complete your submission for Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021.

There are resources available to help you in the 'RESOURCES' section.

Use the submission video to guide you through the submission process. 

Stick to the word limits on submission sections and a maximum of 3 minutes for your video.

If you have any questions, post them on the discussion forum.

Good luck!

The GDC Organising Team


6 months ago

Supporting you through the submission process

Dear GDC 2021 Teams

To help you through the submission process we have created the attached video.

If you still have any questions about the submission process after watching the video, please post your questions on the discussion forum.

Wishing you the very best of luck,

 The GDC Organising Team


6 months ago

Creating a short video pitch for your submission

Dear GDC 2021 Teams

As part of your submission, you will need to provide a short video pitch about your innovation. It should be a maximum of 3 minutes long and can be filmed using your phone.

There is a  'Video Pitching Webinar' in the 'resources' section to help you. This webinar was developed specifically for you and has lots of useful tips and ideas.

We would also love to hear about your team's progress in the Global Design Challenge this week. Make sure to follow us on social media and share your journey with us using #GlobalDesignChallenge2021.

Wishing you

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6 months ago

On your marks, get set, go!

Dear GDC 2021 Teams

The challenge has begun!

Watch this video from the founder of the Global Design Challenge, Fiona Chambers, welcoming you to the challenge and outlining the resources available to help you on your way.

If you have any questions about the challenge, please post them on the discussion forum.

Wishing you the very best of luck,

 The GDC Organising Team


6 months ago

Design Thinking Resources

Dear GDC 2021 Teams

 To help you to solve your chosen challenge (i.e. one of our eight sub-challenges), please find Design Thinking Templates in the RESOURCES section. These were discussed in Dr Fiona Chambers' Design Thinking Webinar (also in RESOURCES).

  •  Remember to watch the webinar
  • Sort out your design space (online or in person)
  • If online, you might use Google Jamboard/Miro or Mural along with Microsoft Teams or Zoom - Perhaps have a WhatsApp group, too?

 Any questions, put them on the discussion forum section of Devpost and we will be straight back to you:)

 

Wishing

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6 months ago

The Global Design Challenge 2021 begins tomorrow, June 21st at 17h00

The Global Design Challenge 2021 will run from Monday June 21st (17h00 Irish time) to Sunday June 27th (17h00 Irish time).

Be sure to look at the judging criteria carefully:

  • Creativity and innovation (33.3%) - Creativity and innovation in sport and physical activity 
  • Impact (33.3%) - Impact on the identified challenge and towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals 
  • Feasibility (33.3%) - Feasibility of successful practical implementation of the idea

Webinars and links in the 'resources' tab are there to help you, and if you have any questions, please post them on the discussion forum.

The Global Design Challenge Team

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6 months ago

What kind of teams can participate in the Global Design Challenge 2021?

The Global Design Challenge encourages all kinds of teams to participate in the challenge. You can see some examples of the different types of teams that entered the Global Design Challenge 2020 here.

You will see that teams were made up of groups of friends and contacts, while others came from community or national organisations. All these teams produced innovations that impressed the judges.

If you have any questions about teams, eligibility or the challenge, please post them on the discussion forum.

The Global Design Challenge Team


6 months ago

Development grants and Expert mentoring for the TOP submissions

There are Development Grants of up to €10,000 for the TOP 7 innovations. In addition, the TOP 25 will be offered expert mentoring from IGNITE, University College Cork’s international award winning business incubation programme, supporting entrepreneurs to turn good ideas into great businesses. The TOP 25 submissions will also be reviewed by our partners and supporters who are  looking for viable projects to support.

The Global Design Challenge Team

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


6 months ago

Resources available to help you on your way

Congratulations on registering for the Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021!

We have compiled a number of resources, under the 'resources' tab, to help you along the way. These include 3 webinars, specifically recorded for those entering the challenge, as well as other links and background that may help you.

On June 21st the submission template will become available, which will require a description of your submission (max 200 words), how your submission meets each of the 3 judging criteria and a video pitch (max. 3 minutes).

We can't wait to see your innovations!

The Global Design…

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