SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS

Highlights Movie

Sep 06, 2021

Thank you for watching SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Final Presentation held on Aug 23 (Mon). The ideas whi... Read More

SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Final Presentation! In cooperation with IOC and IPC

Aug 27, 2021

Students from all over the world presented their ideas for the future sports scene such as "E-Bike that facilitates cross-cultural communication," "a headset that visualizes information the wearer wants to hear," "an application that translates movements and decisions of referees," and "a park to ... Read More

Final Presentation: Regional Representative for Japan

Aug 23, 2021

Mr. Yokose who is the regional representative of Japan comes up with idea so people can experience the excitement and surprise of sports more closely. He wants to inherit passions of sports toward children, the next generation. Here is the presentation movie of Japanese representative's idea demon... Read More

Final Presentation: Regional Representative for Europe

Aug 23, 2021

The 3 European representatives' idea is to overcome the barrier of knowledge of rules in watching sports. They are focusing on the referee's movements. Here is the presentation movie of European students' idea demonstrated at the SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Final Presentation held on Aug 23. Please check... Read More

Final Presentation: Regional Representative for U.S.A

Aug 23, 2021

Three representatives from U.S.A aim for an equal sport watching system that is done by visualizing sound. Here is the presentation movie of American students' idea demonstrated at the SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Final Presentation held on Aug 23. Please check it out! Read More

Final Presentation: Regional Representative for China

Aug 23, 2021

The future envisioned by the three Chinese representatives is to overcome the language barrier and share the memories of the day of watching sports. Here is the presentation movie of Chinese students' idea demonstrated at the SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Final Presentation held on Aug 23. Please check it ... Read More

SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Final Presentation Streaming

Aug 20, 2021

Morning session of SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Final Presentation starts from 9:00 on Aug 23 (Mon) in Beijing, whereas 18:00 on Aug 22 (Sun) in Los Angles. Afternoon session starts from 16:00 on Aug 23 (Mon) in Tokyo, whereas 9:00 in Paris. We will stream live on this page! You must enjoy the presentatio... Read More

Messages from Advisors on Final Presentation Part 2

Aug 19, 2021

Here are the brief biographies and expectations from the advisors who are going to participate in the afternoon session of SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Final Presentation to be held on August 23. On the event, representatives from Europe and Japan will present their ideas and passions. Then they and advis... Read More

Messages from Advisors on Final Presentation Part 1

Aug 18, 2021

Here are the brief biographies and expectations from the advisors who are going to participate in the 1st half session of SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Final Presentation to be held on August 23. On the event, representatives from USA and China will present their ideas and passions. Then they and advisors ... Read More

SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Final Presentation Monday, August 23! In Cooperation with IOC and IPC

Aug 12, 2021

Finalists from each country to present their "ideas that break down barriers in sports with technology" Final presentation to be live streamed via YouTube Read More

Making a Last Spurt Towards the Final Presentation

Aug 05, 2021

The Olympic Games have begun in Tokyo, where the fourth state of emergency was announced. There is no big cheer at each venue, but the athletes believe in themselves and quietly burn their passionate fighting spirit. We experience the excitement and passion of sports every day through the video an... Read More

Introduction: Kento Yokose, Regional Representative for Japan

May 26, 2021

Kento Yokose, originally from Yamanashi prefecture, studies at the graduate program at Kyoto Institute of Technology. He enjoys using his sensibility to create new things and finding beautiful harmony in everyday life. He spends much of his days thinking and creating. He enjoys the process of free... Read More

Introduction: Joshua Santiago, Regional Representative for USA

May 20, 2021

Joshua Santiago is a sophomore at the California State University of Northridge. He has interest in mechanical engineering and aims to change the world by innovating technologies to improve the livelihood of mankind. Below is our interview with Joshua Santiago, the regional representative for USA ... Read More

Introduction: Justin Anderson, Regional Representative for USA

May 18, 2021

Justin Anderson, a senior studying criminal justice at the California State University of Northridge, is interested in doing something that is bigger than himself. This includes being in the military for eight years, protecting the country he lives in, to one day becoming a police officer with Los... Read More

Introduction: Xela Dafauce Bouzo, Regional Representative for Europe

May 13, 2021

Xela Dafauce Bouzo received a bachelor's degree in sport and exercise science from Granada University and a master's degree in clinical exercise physiology from Hull University. She is interested in sport and exercise research, and she aims to change the world using sport as a psychosocial and hea... Read More

Introduction: Bob van der Horst, Regional Representative for Europe

May 11, 2021

Bob van der Horst is a senior studying English language and culture at Leiden University. He is interested in technology, language, and creativity, and he aims to change the world by designing unique, immersive, and creative solutions. He is 22 years old and lives in the Netherlands. His friends k... Read More

Introduction: Simon van de Fliert, Regional Representative for Europe

May 10, 2021

Simon van de Fliert received a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and sciences/information sciences from Utrecht University. His interests are sport and IT, and he aims to change the world by combining technology with diverse and proactive thinking to create unique and useful products. He is a 22-y... Read More

Introduction: Xueer Lin, Regional Representative for China

Apr 27, 2021

Xueer Lin is currently completing a master's degree in public relations and corporate communications at New York University. She has a strong awareness of the barriers between different languages and difficulties in cross-cultural communication. She hopes that her team can make something truly mea... Read More

Introduction: Yue Hu, Regional Representative for China

Apr 22, 2021

Yue Hu studies advertising at the Beijing Technology and Business University. She likes playing guitar, and she is good at singing. She is quite a straightforward person. Below is our interview with Yue Hu, the regional representative for China in the SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS program. Read More

Introduction: Danrui Xiang, Regional Representative for China

Apr 20, 2021

Danrui Xiang is a senior majoring in advertisement at the Beijing Technology and Business University. Her interests are reading and photography, and she also enjoys playing video games. Her motto is "Interest is the best teacher," so she tries to allow her mind to wander more freely to get more in... Read More

Vision Statement from the Regional Representatives for Japan

Apr 16, 2021

The barrier that the finalist from Japan, Kento Yokose, has selected to overcome is "going beyond spectatorship to experience the splendor of sports." At the "SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Preliminary Event in Mirror Field" held on March 9, 2021, he explained a part of his idea that he created something ba... Read More

Vision Statement from the Regional Representatives for USA

Apr 14, 2021

The barrier that the finalists from USA have selected to overcome is "the reluctance felt by people with physical disabilities to watch sports." In a video message sent to the "SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Preliminary Event in Mirror Field" held on March 9, 2021, they explained that they would like to mak... Read More

Vision Statement from the Regional Representatives for Europe

Apr 12, 2021

The barrier that the finalists from Europe have selected to overcome is "decreased viewers and engagement due to lack of sports knowledge." In a video message sent to the "SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Preliminary Event in Mirror Field" held on March 9, 2021, they explained that they would like to make it ... Read More

Vision Statement from the Regional Representatives for China

Apr 10, 2021

The barrier that the finalists from China have selected to overcome is "the lack of cross-cultural communication." In a video message sent to the "SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Preliminary Event in Mirror Field" held on March 9, 2021, they explained that they would like to connect the world by promoting in... Read More

Video Message from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

Apr 05, 2021

"Let's use the power of technology to make for a more inclusive world that is fully accessible for all." In a video message sent to the "SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Preliminary Event in Mirror Field" held on March 9, 2021, Craig Spence, Chief Brand and Communications Officer at International Paralympic C... Read More

Video Message from the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Apr 02, 2021

"Working with Panasonic on initiatives such as the SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS project is a great example of how our shared values enable us to go beyond the Games and collaborate in innovative ways to contribute to society." In a video message sent to the "SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Preliminary Event in Mirro... Read More

Preliminary Event in Mirror Field

Mar 29, 2021

On March 9, 2021, Panasonic hosted the "Preliminary Event in Mirror Field." This was a preliminary event in anticipation of the final presentation of the SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS program, scheduled for August 23, 2021. Panasonic Center Tokyo was the main venue, but members of the press and media also ... Read More

Preparing for the Final Presentation

Mar 22, 2021

Panasonic Corporation will be putting off final presentation of SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS to August 23, 2021. SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS is an idea contest supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), coinciding with the hosting of the Olympic and P... Read More

Four Regional Representatives of Sports Change Makers Project Have Been Selected

Feb 07, 2020

After careful review of presentation in the Regional Qualification, Panasonic is pleased to announce regional representatives from qualification in Tokyo, Beijing, Paris and Los Angeles. Each team will start to prototype the ideas with Panasonic team from February 2020. Updates along their work jou... Read More

Regional Qualifications of SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Held in Four Regions

Jan 23, 2020

Panasonic had regional qualifications of SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS program in Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing and Tokyo in Nov-Dec, 2019. Over 200 students had applied to this program, to think about issues and present technological ideas that break barriers in the sports scenes. They discussed possible bar... Read More

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