Breaking down barriers in sports with technology* GOING BEYOND BARRIERS SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Breaking down barriers in sports with technology* GOING BEYOND BARRIERS SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS

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STATEMENT

We want your ideas. "SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS", presented by Panasonic in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC), is looking for ideas for the development of sports using the power of technology. The theme of the first SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS program is "GOING BEYOND BARRIERS." Do you have an idea that can imbue sports with power and possibilities that can transcend the barriers in today’s world between abled and disabled, between real and virtual, or between the sexes?
The aim is to express the most outstanding ideas, selected in a competition conducted in parallel with Tokyo 2020, as a joint project between you and Panasonic. The better future to which your idea can contribute will become part of the legacy of Tokyo 2020.

The “SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS” Concept

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Using sports and technology to go beyond barriers.
Students. get ready. In Summer 2020 in Tokyo.
you could become Sports Change Makers.
Presentations:August 2020

*Final presentation postponed to 2021.

This program is a competition in which students from every part of Japan participate to create new ideas in sports using Panasonic audio and video technology.
Ideas are solicited from students in four presenting countries: Japan, which is the sponsoring country; and China, France and the United States, which will be the next countries to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Works will be exhibited to the public in 2021.
The most outstanding groups will be granted the right to make presentations to the related organisations of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee and Paris 2024 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games). Panasonic will provide total support toward obtaining adoption of the students’ ideas.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 15, 2019. For details on entry requirements please view the Entry page.

FINALIST

From Tokyo regional qualification

Mr. Kento Yokose (from Kyoto Institute of Technology)

From Beijing regional qualification

Ms. Danrui Xiang
Ms. Yue Hu
Ms. Xueer Lin
(from Beijing Technology and Business University)
*From left to right

From Paris regional qualification

Mr. Bob van der Horst
Ms. Xela Dafauce Bouzó
Mr. Simon van de Fliert
(from The University of Hull)
*From left to right

From Los Angels regional qualification

Mr. Timothy Nguyen
Mr. Joshua Santiago
Mr. Justin Anderson
(from California State University, Northridge)
*From left to right

SCHEDULE

Japan Thursday, September 26, 2019 Start of acceptance of online applications 11:59PM JST, Friday, November 15, 2019 Deadline for online applications Late November, 2019 Announcement of the result of primary examination (see referance documents) Saturday, December 14, 2019 Secondary examination at Panasonic Center Tokyo (competition format) US Ideathon on Friday, November 22, 2019 in LA France Ideathon on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Paris China Ideathon on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Beijing Late January 2020 Selection of country representative groups February 2020 to July 2021 Preparation period for demonstrations by the country representative groups Panasonic's creative partners will support the teams in preparation of their demonstrations. Monday, August 23, 2021 Final presentation at Panasonic Center Tokyo *Presentation will be made in English.
US Ideathon on Friday, November 22, 2019 in LA US Ideathon on Friday, November 22, 2019 in LA
France Ideathon on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Paris France Ideathon on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Paris
China Ideathon on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Beijing China Ideathon on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Beijing
Japan Late November, 2019 Announcement of the result of primary examination (see referance documents) Saturday, December 14, 2019 Secondary examination at Panasonic Center Tokyo (competition format) Japan Late November, 2019 Announcement of the result of primary examination (see referance documents) Saturday, December 14, 2019 Secondary examination at Panasonic Center Tokyo (competition format)
Late January 2020 Selection of country representative groups Late January 2020 Selection of country representative groups
February 2020 to July 2021 Preparation period for demonstrations by the country representative groups Panasonic's creative partners will support the teams in preparation of their demonstrations. February 2020 to July 2021 Preparation period for demonstrations by the country representative groups Panasonic's creative partners will support the teams in preparation of their demonstrations.
Monday, August 23, 2021 Final presentation at Panasonic Center Tokyo *Presentation will be made in English. Monday, August 23, 2021 Final presentation at Panasonic Center Tokyo *Presentation will be made in English.

OVERVIEW

Title

SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS

Theme

GOING BEYOND BARRIERS
“Breaking down barriers in sports with technology” Panasonic is the Official Worldwide Olympic & Paralympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category.

Application Theme

“Breaking down barriers in sports with technology” Panasonic is looking for ideas using audio-visual technology within its Olympic and Paralympic sponsorship categories.
(Acceptance of ideas has ended.)

Qualification Requirements

Meet all the following requirements (Application can be made either individually or as a group (up to 3 people per group))

  1. Applicants (up to 3 people with a leader) must be students attending a university, graduate school, technical college or vocational school in Japan at the time of application and as of August 24, 2020. All nationalities and age groups are welcome.
  2. Able to participate in the primary judgement; secondary judgement; Ideathons to determine the representatives of the United States, France and China respectively; and the final presentation.
  3. Applicants who could agree to the important notice listed below.

Incentive for Representative Works from Each Country

Invitation to the Opening Ceremony (Tue. Aug 24th, 2021) and the competition of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Wed. Aug 25th, 2021) (up to 3 per group)

For Paris 2024, representatives can make a presentation of their ideas to the Olympic and Paralympic organisations (the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Paris 2024 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games etc.).

*Times, location and other details to be decided.

Commentators for Final Presentation

Member from the Olympic and Paralympic organisations ( the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Paris 2024 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games etc.), Panasonic and more.
*Details are yet to be finalized

Judge Process

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Japan:
Secondary judgement (Competition/ Saturday, December 14, 2019)
Secondary judgement event (competition) to be held at Panasonic Center Tokyo (3-5-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo) on Saturday, December 14, 2019. At this event, each group will present their submitted ideas (in Japanese or English). Transportation fees will be partially covered by the host.

United States:
Ideathon to be held in Los Angeles on Friday, November 22, 2019.

France:
Ideathon to be held in Paris on Friday, November 29, 2019.

China:
Ideathon to be held in Beijing on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

The best idea from each country will be selected as that country’s representative idea by late January 2020. Demonstration versions of each idea selected as a representative idea will be produced, with the support of Panasonic’s creative partner, from February 2020 to July 2021.

Final Presentation
Final Presentations and implementation demonstrations of representative works from Japan, China, France and America will be held on Monday, August 23, 2021 at Panasonic Center Tokyo. *Presentation will be made in English.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation will be made comprehensively from the following 5 perspectives:

・Novelty and innovation for issues and awareness
・Connections with social issues
・Creativity of the idea
・Uniqueness of solution
・Reality of solution (Feasibility)

Important Notice

  • Please submit your student ID card to confirm your identity. (Submit scanned or taken images to SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Executive Office)
  • All nationalities and age groups are welcome.
    For minors to participate, parental consent is required. For enrollment of minors in the secondary judgement in Japan and the Ideathons in the United States, France and China, the letter of consent specified in the Appendix needs to be submitted.
  • Communication such as application documents and prior communication will be in Japanese or English only.
  • Participation is free of charge. Round trip transportation costs for the secondary judgement in the acceptance program in Japan and round trip transportation costs in the United States, France and China are covered by the host.
  • Application may be canceled if the application documents are found false, unfair or if it is found that the application plan infringes the intellectual property right such as the copyright of a third party.
  • In the acceptance process in Japan, applications may be canceled if the application documents are found to contain falsehoods or improprieties or if it is found that the application plan infringes the copyright or other intellectual property rights of a third party or parties.
  • If Panasonic or its affiliates develop or implement the same or similar ideas as the applicants (groups) in the primary judgment in Japan or the Ideathons in the United States, France and China, Panasonic or its affiliates shall not be subject to any restrictions on acquiring intellectual property rights related to the ideas.
  • If Panasonic or its affiliated companies independently develop or implement the same or similar ideas as the proposed ideas, the intellectual property right of the ideas will be proceeded in consultation with the applicants.
  • The intellectual property rights of the ideas adopted in the secondary judgement in Japan and in the Ideathons in the United States, France and China will be handled in consultation with the applicants.
  • The best idea chosen at the event of each country will have an agreement on implementation development. (Period, division of roles, rights, etc.)
  • When applying, the personal information collected on the website and related recruitment sites will be handled in accordance with the personal information protection policy established by the organiser.
  • All personal data will be taken care with measures for safe management of all data by strict handling, restricted access to the data, etc. Data management will comply with legal laws concerning the protection of personal information.
  • Images, photos and sounds of the applicant’s portrait and personal information (name, age, name of the school, and address to be restricted to country and city) shall be available regardless of the period and area (includes all usages such as use by television, newspaper, magazine, internet, SNS and other mediums regardless of tangible or intangible or medium developed by new technology in the future), without any consideration for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
  • The applicant agrees not to insist on portrait rights and privacy rights.
  • The contents described in this guideline may be canceled or changed without prior notice for the convenience of the organiser.
  • To begin the demonstration production we will conclude an NDA with the applicant and proceed with development.
  • Once an idea has been submitted, it cannot be canceled.

Application Data

Organizer

Panasonic Corporation

Application closed.
We kindly thank you for your entry.

*Panasonic is the Official Worldwide Olympic & Paralympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category.