Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Explain your idea in details:
"Available experience and scientific evidence show that the regular practice of appropriate physical activity and sports provides people, regardless of gender, age and condition, including persons with disabilities, with a wide range of physical, social and mental health benefits. This interacts positively with strategies to improve diet, discourage the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, helps in reducing violence, enhances functional capacity and promotes social interaction and integration. Furthermore physical activity is crucial for preventing diseases and represents a a cost-effective method to improve public health across the population." - Health and Development Through Physical Activity and Sport- WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (2003) Training is a healthy way to maintain us in shape and a real effective tool which helps us to leave behind all our concerns for a while. So why dont add to the physical and mental benefits the pleasure of doing it with some new nice fitness partners? SportShare App would be a platform for sharing sports and leisure, while promoting a healthy lifestyle and sharing it with other people. The user will have the chance to meet new friends by selecting the city where he lives and choosing specific features of the people he would like to put himself in touch with (and the sport activities he would like to do with them as well). This app could also: help to gather teams for playing football/basketball/tennis/baseball (ecc.), and offer the opportunity to arrange tournaments for amateur players; can be used by also by personal trainers, gyms and sport companies to promote their offers and activity schedules. Furthermore there could be the chance to promote a healthier life style thanks to the partnership with Doctors and Physiotherapists, arising the awareness of the importance of prevention.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The main targets are: to make people aware of the importance of regularly practicing physical activity to maintain health and to prevent the appearance of diseases, to promote the dissemination of healthy habits and lifestyles based on scientific evidence , to increase the compliance of people in the management of disease states where the habits changing represents a fundamental element (eg obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases), to increase socialization and sociality, while discouraging isolation, to support a culture aimed at 'Information and prevention, to reduce health expenditure by reducing the risk factors of the onset of major diseases, to support the business of professionals who educate to practice sports.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
For the development, design and creation of this idea, we need the collaboration of various competent figures, such as a product manager, a designer, a writer, a business analyst, an app developer, investitors. At the moment, just with my own skills and competences, I am not able to draw up a business model and a financing source. I sincerely hope that other professionals interested in developing this idea can work with me to follow it up and let the dream come true.
My name is Martina Berti, I am 30 years old and I am a physiotherapist. I have been working in the rehabilitation sector for ten years now, accompanying people in the process of recovery, helping them in achieving a better health condition. It represents a very important task, since sometimes it is necessary to encourage people to change long-established, but harmful, habits, in order to really modify the way they take care of themselves. Furthermore I cultivate many wonderful passions: I love practicing outdoor sports, learning foreign languages, trevelling and discovering new nations and culture, watching documentaries and deeping astronomy and geology issues. All these interests pushes me to do something useful for improving the human and social community in which we live. I would like to witness an epochal turning point, in which people are aware of their choices and contribute to take care of themselves, and therefore of others, giving space to virtuous behaviors, discouraging in the mean while those that reinforce marginalization and isolation. I believe that my determination and willingness can be a strongly starting point to undertake this challenge, which enhances the practice of physical and sports activity within our communities, as a reinforcement of health and sociality.