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Gamify & Innovate New Sports & Exercise

Visit communities where underprivileged youths and elders could brainstorm & innovate brand new types of sports & sports equipment.

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I would like to influence lots of people of all ages and of all walks of life - into doing innovation challenges in randomly composed groups in order to try to come up with brand new, innovative, experimental and fun exercises and sports games and exercise competitions - totally free. And Nike could have mentors that are boot strap experts in construction, design, manufacturing and prototyping of the sports equipment needed for the participants ideas to become the new exercise game - gamification and health combined with renewing sports and track and field and potentially innovative new olympic games.

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • Rubber Outsoles
  • Rubber Flashings
  • Rubber Granulate
  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • EVA Foam Flashings
  • EVA Foam Sheets & Blocks
  • EVA Foam Components
  • Laminated EVA Foam
  • Laminated PU Foam
  • Mixed Apparel Textile
  • Mixed Footwear Textile
  • Footwear Fiber "Fluff"
  • Full Grain Leather Scraps
  • Split Leather Scraps Coated
  • Synthetic Leather

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

As the parts of new shapes of balls and goal posts and protection and other gaming equipment - combined with textiles and light-weight composites from Nike design units.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

Sports industry such as Nike. People will benefit from new sports that could attract people that are not into doing the current sports.

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

The local groups could use social media to make their new games and sports into popular phenomenons in their region. The innovators could themselves scale up their ideas.

How is your idea innovative?

There have been extremely few new inventions of sports and sports equipments in the last 50 years. Only new games have been derivatives and renewed use of older existing sports equipment.

What inspired this idea?

Gamification - Gamify - OpenIDEO

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

innovator - product developer that wish to change markets, reform industries into more grass roots initiatives

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?


Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

Many people will need to know about this project in order to create and make it realised.

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Photo of Lauren Ito

Hi Johan Löfström ,

Great to see you in the Challenge! We are excited about specific product designs for this Challenge using one (or potentially more) materials in this materials list ( Can you provide more information about a specific sports equipment or sports product you would create using the materials? It seems like you have a lot of potential designs. This exercise Create a Concept may be helpful!

Looking forward to learning more!