The 3 winners of the #Imake4MyCity 2017 “sports for everyone” challenge

The prizes of the challenge #Imake4MyCity were awarded on Thursday 6 July at 8 pm, at the Orange Vélodrome in Marseille. The solidarity FabLabs in Madagascar, Breakers in Spain and Cap Sciences in Bordeaux were each awarded with a prize of 15,000 euros. Created in the Solidarity FabLabs by unqualified youngsters, these projects are digital solutions which make it easier for people with difficulties to practise sports. 17 teams of youngsters in 7 countries have participated in this 2nd edition of the international Solidarity FabLab challenge.

 

la photo de famille des équipes participantes

 

The “coup de coeur” prize for the nomination of Paris 2024

A special prize associates the challenge and its theme “sports for everyone" with the values of sharing and excellence embodied by Paris bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. This “coup de coeur” prize was awarded to the FabLab Cap Sciences in Bordeaux.
Created by 5 youngsters, the "Boccia for everyone project " was rewarded for its originality and usefulness for promoting this Paralympic sport. This amazing project underlines the whole digital potential for disabled people.

The Jury’s Prize

It rewards a project that is, collective, committed and educational at the same time. Awarded by a four-person jury, this prize was given to the Breakers FabLabs which bring together FabLabs in 5 Spanish cities. The jury was charmed by the collective dimension of the projects. Innovative projects that are in keeping with our priority of using digital technology to help people in remote areas, and lonely and underprivileged people access sports.

Le prix des internautes

Between 17 June and 4 July, nearly 27,000 of you voted to support projects on fondationorange.com. In the end, the Web Users’ Prize was awarded to Solidarity FabLab Mamiratra in Madagascar, for to their bionic hand for pétanque project.. With plenty of online support, this project is a solution for forearm amputees so they can continue to practise their sport.

The other 14 projects to be discovered also reflect the creativity and talent of young people welcomed at Solidarity FabLabs. They all demonstrate skills learned or encouraged in the FabLab: technical skills, inventiveness and teamwork.

 

 


With digital manufacturing and the new collaborative teaching method typical of FabLabs, all the youngsters, even those failing at school, can create, regain confidence, and envisage a new professional future. It is to reinstate equal opportunities that the Orange Foundation now supports 60 Solidarity FabLabs in 11 countries.

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