スポーツとテクノロジーで、あらゆる壁を超えろ。 GOING BEYOND BARRIERS SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS スポーツとテクノロジーで、あらゆる壁を超えろ。 GOING BEYOND BARRIERS SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS

DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION

Panasonic is looking for the following:

Ideas on how to use the video and audio technologies of Panasonic products in the Olympic and Paralympic sponsoring categories to expand existing Olympic and Paralympic sports.

For example, perhaps you have a method of expanding the enjoyment derived from an existing sport, such as baseball, soccer or table tennis, based on real-time tracking and projection-mapping systems using projectors.
Or your idea might create a new way of viewing sports, such as projecting images on a bouldering wall or switching among camera feeds from multiple angles.
The choice is yours. Your idea may expand the sport itself, the athlete’s experience, the way spectators view sports, or the relationship between athlete and spectator.
Draw us a picture of the future of sports that you want to see, using Panasonic technology.

Reference video Reference video

Ready for 2020~Technology Empowering The Passion of Sports~

Real time tracking projection mapping

SCHEDULE SCHEDULE

Thursday,  September 26, 2019 Start of acceptance of online applications Thursday,  September 26, 2019 Start of acceptance of online applications
11:59PM JST, Friday, November 15, 2019 Deadline for online applications 11:59PM JST, Friday, November 15, 2019 Deadline for online applications
Late November, 2019 Announcement of the results of primary examination  (see reference documents) Late November, 2019 Announcement of the results of primary examination  (see reference documents)
Saturday,  December 14, 2019 Secondary examination at Panasonic Center Tokyo (competition format) Saturday,  December 14, 2019 Secondary examination at Panasonic Center Tokyo (competition format)
Late January 2020 Selection of the  representative groups Late January 2020 Selection of the  representative groups
February to July 2020 Preparation period for demonstrations by the representative groups Panasonic’s creative partners will support the groups in preparation  of their demonstrations. February to July 2020 Preparation period for demonstrations by the representative groups Panasonic’s creative partners will support the groups in preparation  of their demonstrations.
Monday,  August 24, 2020 Final presentation at Panasonic Center Tokyo *Presentation will be made in English. Monday,  August 24, 2020 Final presentation at Panasonic Center Tokyo *Presentation will be made in English.

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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.

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 in universities, graduate school, technical colleges, or vocational schools in Japan at the time of application and as of August 24th in 2020.
  2. Able to participate in the secondary judgement and final presentation after passing the primary judgement,
  3. Applicants who could agree to the important notice listed below.

Application Format

Proposal data in PDF format in less than 10 pages (A4 or A3). First page to be an idea summary.
Data volume to be less than 5 MB. Feasibility of your idea is not a criteria. Panasonic will work with a creative partner to bring your idea to life.
*Do not write name or any other information that can identify individuals on the proposal data.

Incentive for Representative Works from Each Country

Invitation to the Opening Ceremony (Tue. Aug 25th, 2020) and the competition of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Wed. Aug 26th, 2020) (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 2024 Paris Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games etc.).

*Times, location and other details to be decided.

Entry Period

Acceptance of applications : Start: Thursday, September 26, 2019: Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019 (23:59 JST) 

*Registration completes once the PDF file is accepted by email and web enter form.
*Please note that entry will not be accepted if any incomplete information is found.
*Registration procedure: 1. Enter through web form 2. PDF file to be emailed
Please register in advance to the deadline timing.

Commentators for Final Presentation

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

Judge Process


First Judgement→Secondary Judgement→Final Presentation

1. First Judgement (Document screening/ Planned to be announced in late November, 2019)
Frist judgement of idea to be executed. We will inform the teams or individuals who have passed the screening and will guide you to participate in the competition on December, 2019.

2. Secondary Judgement (Competition/ Saturday, December 14, 2019)
Secondary judgement event (competition) to be held at Panasonic Center Tokyo (Koto-ku, Ariake 3-5-1, Tokyo) on Saturday, December 14, 2019. At this event, each group will present their submitted ideas (in Japanese or English). The best idea will be selected as Japanese representative by late January, 2020. Representative idea will be realized with the support of Panasonic's creative partner to create a demonstration from February to July, 2020.

3. Final Presentation
Final Presentations and implementation demonstrations of representative works from Japan, China, France and America will be held on Monday, August 24, 2020 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 nationality and age group is welcomed as long as he or she lives in Japan. (Parental consent is required for minor’s participation and to enroll in the Second Judgement, a Letter of Consent provided by organiser needs to be submitted)
  • Communication such as application documents and prior communication will be in Japanese or English only.
  • Participation is free of charge, but the round trip transportation costs for the Second Judgement (including accommodation if necessary) will be covered by the participant.
  • 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.
  • If Panasonic or its affiliates develop or implement the same or similar ideas as the applicants (groups) in the First Judgement, 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 Second Judgement belong to Panasonic, not the applicant (application group).
  • 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

FAQ FAQ

Which products are Panasonic's technologies such as video and audio applied with?

The technologies are applied to Panasonic Olympic and Paralympic category products (audio and video equipments including those for TV, broadcasting and professional use / AV recording media / car navigation system / related car entertainment equipment / AV security related equipment / household appliances / electric bicycle) .

Can companies participate?

No, companies can’t participate.

Where does the program take place?

The final screening (competition format) will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2019, and the final presentation will be implemented on Monday, August 24, 2020. Both events will be held at the Panasonic Center Tokyo Japan.

What happens if I am no longer a student due to various reasons after passing the second round of screening (failed entrance examination, dropout, etc.)?

In consultation with organisers, qualification will be determined for continuous participation.

Is there a limit to the number of ideas that can be applied?

There is no limit on the number of entries. However, one idea per entry can be accepted. If you like to submit several ideas, fill out application for respective ideas.

Is it possible to brush up application ideas and slides after being shortlisted ?

Application ideas and slides can be brushed up, but the base idea itself cannot be changed.

What is the schedule from being elected as a representative of the country to the final presentation on Monday, August 24, 2020?

Since each approved idea has different production time, schedule will be discussed respectively after the selection of country representative.

Do I need to pay transportation and accommodation by myself to participate in the event of presentation for the officials of Olympic and Paralympic?

No, it's not at your own expense. The organiser of the event will pay round trip transportation and accommodation cost for applicants (applicant group).

Do I need to cover the expenses for implementation and demonstration by myself?

Expsenses for implementation and demonstration will be covered by Panasonic.

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