Winners of the Global Design Challenge Announced!


Winners of the Global Design Challenge Announced!

16 July 2020

This year the Global Design Challenge gave the unique opportunity to develop ideas and solutions for the return to Sport and Physical Activity during and after Covid-19.

Teams had 72 hours to develop their idea in response to the question addressed by this year global challenge:
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 challenge is being run by a network of sporting organisations in Ireland and internationally: TAFISA, UCC Sport, Sport Ireland, Cork Local Sports Partnership, Cappanlea National Centre for Outdoor Education and Training, and the Federation of Irish Sport, International Sport and Culture Organisation (ISCA), TACTHUB, APO Group, The Rugby Site, Sport for Life Canada, EUPEA, CEREPS, AIESEP, UNESCO Chair for Physical Activity and Health in Educational Settings (University of Basel, Switzerland), and UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Sport, (IT Tralee, Ireland), with the support of UNESCO and Devpost.

Overall Winner

Runners Up

  • FreeBay
  • PlayDate

Finalists (alphabetical order)

  • Active Parents Active Kids
  • City Active
  • Exerspace
  • Global Challenge Of A Motor Action Circuit On Line
  • PLAYBuilder Global by Sport for Life

All of the finalists are now going through the Matchathon phase for an opportunity to connect with incubators, accelerators and organisations who can provide resources and support to further develop and pilot their ideas.  

All the project submissions can be found at: