Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

VicHealth looks for new ideas to get more Victorians physically active

VicHealth looks for new ideas to get more Victorians physically active
August 4, 2014

The VicHealth Physical Activity Innovation Challenge has been launched, looking for new ideas to get more Victorians physically active. 

Aiming to take sport and physical activity in a new direction, VicHealth is encouraging those with ideas for new ways to encourage physical activity to pitch their idea for a chance to share in $400,000 of start-up funding to build their project and gain access to expert support.

With submissions now open, a VicHealth statement explains “we’re challenging you to provide a two minute video pitch as your initial entry. 

“It’s easy ... just talk to a camera (or) even record yourself on your smart phone! 

“The most promising entries will share in a pool of $400,000 start-up funding to test their big idea and make a real impact.”

The initiative also includes the ‘Innovation Challenge’ workshop series with the following events:

Futures Jam workshop
Date: Wednesday 6th August
Time: 9am kick off, 12pm finish
Location: Treetops at Melbourne Museum

Rapid Prototyping workshop
Date: Tuesday 12th August
Time: 9am kick off, 12pm finish
Location: Treetops at Melbourne Museum

Confirmed speakers at the Futures Jam workshop include:

• Jeremy Kann, General Manager, Tough Mudder
• Marigo Raftopoulos, Director, Strategic Games Lab
• Mike Halligan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, BodyWise
For inspiration, check out Stephen Johnson’s TEDTalk Where good ideas come from and remember that ‘chance favours the connected mind’.

VicHealth are also highlighting the following links to aid understanding of the trends that are impacting on the future of Australian sport.

• The Australian Sports Commission’s Market segmentation for sport participation study (click here to view)

• The megatrends influencing Australian sport in The Future of Australian Sport Report (click here to view)

For more information email: physicalactivity@vichealth.vic.gov.au 

Click here to make a submission to the VicHealth Physical Activity Innovation Challenge - page includes terms and conditions and frequently asked questions.

Click here to register at the Innovation Challenge workshops.

7th April 2014 - SPA AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS ATTRACT VISITORS TO REGIONAL VICTORIA ‚Äč

29th August 2011 - NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR VICHEALTH

14th January 2010 - VICHEALTH AWARDS HEAD TO ALCOHOL AND OBESITY POLICY COALITIONS


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Aussie Strength

We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Myzone

Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

AlphaFit

AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 

SLE WORLDWIDE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…

read more

Insurance / Venues

 
 

Felton Industries

Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…

read more

Parks / Play / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

AUSTRALIAN WATERSLIDES AND LEISURE

A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business