Active City Innovation Moves Forward


Active City Innovation Moves Forward

25 February 2020

TAFISA and the partners of the “Active City Innovation” (ACI) project met in Munich, Germany, on 20–21 February to discuss the progress to date and plan future developments. As organisations from Germany, the UK, Spain, Japan and South Africa are currently implementing “Experimentation Scenarios” that explore technological, social and environmental innovations to get more citizens active, the partners are setting up an evaluation framework that will measure their success and pave the way for their potential transfer to other settings. The results will inform the creation of a set of good practices, guidelines, success factors, a Sport for All Innovation Hub and a capacity-building workshop.


The meeting was the opportunity for participants to witness the first results of two experimentation scenarios, as they took part in the “Kreuz & Quer” (lit. "crisscross") movement challenge; a playful team competition in which children and adolescents are encouraged to actively explore their residential area. In addition, the representatives of project partner outdooractive provided a live demonstration of the progress made in their initiative to map outdoor sport equipment in cities and outdoor exploration tours created by locals. The positive impact that the ACI partners' ideas and concepts can have on the everyday lives of residents, especially children in urban areas, is undeniable.

ACI is led by the Innovationsmanufaktur and Technical University Munich and is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research. It is one of three projects part of the International Sports-Innovation-Network (SINN-i), which was launched in 2019 and aims at stimulating and creating innovations in the field of Healthstyle (physical activity, sports & health) with the core focus of bringing more joy of movement into the world.

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