Sports Chiasma – Inclusion in the Outdoors

24 - 26 September 2013

Design in Action have established interactive innovation events, called Chiasma, to engage with business opportunities identified through the university research base. Industry, designers and academics will work together to build new thinking around complex problems (pre-identified by both industry and researchers).The generated Chiasma ideas will therefore be embedded into this context providing transformative market-ready solutions. IP generated from this process will be offered through a commercial agreement, initially to Chiasma participants, against a business plan for its commercialisation. Funding of up to £20,000 per project will be available to develop the solutions into a near-to-market product.


Date: 24th September – 26th September 2013

Location/Accommodation:  Forbes of Kingennie, Dundee, DD5 3RD

Cost: 2.5 days committed engagement (food / accommodation / travel costs covered) 

Call/Terms: Call for Participants/Terms of Engagement document

Closing date for applications: 17.00, Friday 9th August 2013 (NOW CLOSED)

The aim of this Chiasma is to explore how design can play a role in addressing challenges which face some people wishing to take part in outdoors sports within Scotland. See the ‘Business Opportunity’ section of the Call for Participants/Terms of Engagement document for more details.

Successful applicants will form teams within Chiasma and will be expected to present their solutions to an expert panel to gain feedback.

Teams will therefore be constantly evolving their ideas and a final presentation will enable the resultant IP to be captured and considered for funding and development. Design in Action has allocated up to £20,000 and a range of support services to prototype ideas arising from the Chiasma process.

Aside from potential idea generation participants will be exposed to innovative design methodology that can be an asset for continuous professional development. Participants will also have valuable networking/relationship-building opportunities with fellow Chiasma attendees out-with their specific field. Please feel free to email the Design in Action team with any enquiries regarding this Chiasma event.

This Chiasma is now closed. If you have any questions related to this Chiasma, please contact us.