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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.

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