The first World Innovation Games in Disaster Resilience

On the sidelines of the Summit, UQAM will organize the first World Innovation Games in Resilience, Risks and Disasters. This activity aims to promote the commitment and innovation among civil society actors. Thus, teams of citizens, students, researchers, practitioners, and other players from different parts of the world will compete over the most innovative and promising practices for building resilience to disasters.

Through trials, challenges and solicitations, teams will demonstrate their innovative capacity to strengthen the resilience of a community and its components. Some of the aspects of vulnerability and resilience explored by the Games include population integrity, reliability of critical infrastructures, economic robustness, and institutions stability.

In a playful context, teams will compete to rank on the table of champions, win prizes and an entry on the honor roll that will be posted online for the occasion. A jury composed of members from the private, public, institutional and academic sectors will judge the performance of the teams. The work of the winning teams will be published on the websites of the Summit and the EGIDE Consortium.

For the organization of these first Games, UQAM will draw on similar competitions to establish the planning framework and the structure of the organization. Committees of volunteers recruited for this purpose will support these first Games. Partners will be sought to offer prizes to the winners. A program of social activities will also allow participants to immerse themselves in Montréal culture.

This first experience of games could be repeated at future international summits, in this form or another.