2022 logoBuilding on the success of the Pilot Match Tournament delivered in 2021, the 2022 Match Tournament brings together interdisciplinary teams of students, academics, researchers, and stakeholders from industry and community organisations. The Tournament is played out in two rounds: the monodisciplinary challenge (approximately 250 students engaged), March – June, and the Interdisciplinary Design Sprint (June – August) culminating in a team’s pitch event and public facing exhibition during Mental Health Week in October.

Teams in both tournament rounds are asked to address a Meta-Challenge focused on fostering and supporting communities to engage in the development of products, programs and initiatives that foster mental health and wellbeing, and support the development of Community resilience. 

Stage 1: has engaged 12 courses (approx. 250 students) from the following disciplines:

Architectural Design Studio (Context); Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact; Creativity and Innovation; Arts and Cultural Audiences; Freelance and Enterprise for the Creative Industries; Leadership & Advocacy in Early Childhood; Environmental Interpretation and Community Engagement; Communication Design Studio 4; Product Design Studio 5 (Usability); Research Studio 1; Predictive Analytics

UniSA is making a significant in-kind investment in the delivery of all stages of the Match Tournament. In addition, the Fay Fuller Foundation and the Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation are supporting the Tournament.

hands making prototypeThere are 4 key elements within Stage 2 of the Tournament.

  1. Challenge Forum with presentations by researchers, industry, organisations and people with lived experience seeking to develop and deliver a salutogenic approach to fostering and supporting the development of mental health, wellbeing and community resilience in times of trauma.
  2. Interdisciplinary Design Sprint (27 June – 1 August) delivered by Match Studio in the mid-year study break. The Design Sprint is a highly interactive and deep learning experience for a max of 25 students working in small teams.
  3. Tournament Pitch event (4 August) student teams will pitch their proposals to a panel of judges including representatives from sponsoring organisations.

This event will be held in UniSA’s Bradley Forum, before an audience of VIP’s invited by each supporting organisation. The event will be filmed by UniSA for the purposes of teaching. Photographic record of the event will be used for media and promotion all of which will include acknowledgement of sponsors and their logos. several awards will be presented on the night (see student incentives section below).  Permission will be sought from and by each organisation for any promotion, media, communication, marketing, or dissemination of project resources or publications arising from the project to the media or the public.

  1. Match Tournament Exhibition (6 Oct – 2 Nov 2022). Match Studio has a confirmed booking in UniSA’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery during October’s Mental Health week at which student works will be exhibited.

class discussionstudent asking questionJane with sponsors2022 MT Team