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Air Quality & Sport Challenge

The greater the level of air pollution, the greater the health concern, for grassroots sport as well.


ENGSO and ENGSO Youth are two of the prestigious stakeholders supporting the Air Quality & Sport Challenge, which is led by ThinkSport, together with the Sustainable Sport Lab (SSL) and the Sustainable Mountain Alliance (SMA)


The impact air quality has on athletes, events, organisers, and spectators has become a growing concern within the sports industry and around the globe in recent years. The issue is larger than any one organisation and can only be addressed through collaboration, commitment and determination across industries.


Start-ups, established companies, not-for-profit organisations, academic, public institutions and other stakeholders can submit their creative proposal until 21 March 2022.


The Challenge is supported by prestigious stakeholders, including ENGSO and ENGSO Youth, the International Olympic Committee, World Athletics, Formula E and UCI which all have a strong interest in the outcomes of the Challenge.


Start-ups, established companies, not-for-profit organisations, academic, public institutions and other stakeholders have until 21 March to submit their action proposals, which must address one of the following pressing topics:


  1. Measure and mitigate the effect of poor air quality on athletes: This includes solutions to ensure Air Quality information is available and useful for decision making in real time for recreational and professional athletes. Wearable technologies, bio-health solutions and other simple solutions are welcome.

  2. Solutions that clean polluted air and / or reduce air pollution: This refers to indoor and outdoor sport venues of all sizes, with scalable and affordable solutions.

  3. Rethink mobility: This applies to major sport events and mountain resorts (e.g. zero emission vehicles, smart traffic management etc.).

Submit your proposals here!


A prestigious, international jury will judge the entries with shortlisted challengers provided the chance to present their solution during THE SPOT (17-18 May 2022). THE SPOT is ThinkSport’s international sport and innovation flagship event co-organised with the SwissTech Convention Center (STCC) and supported by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the canton of Vaud.


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Please contact [email protected] should you need more information or have any questions.


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