RSA Student Design Award 2022-23 winner: Sky Unite - RSA

Student Design Awards winners: Amplify connections

How might we amplify the potential of entertainment technology to connect people with one another from the comfort and safety of home?

Winner: Sky Unite

Using the power of football to amplify old and new connections through a thrilling, immersive match day experience from the comfort of the living room.

Sky Unite is an immersive experience to watch live sports virtually through production, haptics and 3D technology. This engaging and innovative solution brings people together through the shared experience of sport, recreating the feeling of watching a sports game in a stadium with others. Sky Unite aims to help those who may be lonely with local community groups, forming new connections and lasting social impact.

David Hawkins, Harry James, Robert McKinna and Taha Yousaf
Loughborough University, England

Winner of £2,000 Sky Award


Highly commended

Lina Duong, Nicole Ibarra-Rivas, Leia Milburn and Gloria Ocran, Loughborough University, England

Tella: Tella enhances bedtime storytelling through incorporating AI image generation to create visuals as the story is told; enabling loved ones to engage with a child's bedtime story experience beyond the borders of physical distance.


Christopher Xian Da Lim, Patryk Lizut, Flinn McInereny and Alexander Miller, Loughborough University, England

Sky Shift: Sky Shift is a large-format ambient communications product that empowers people to effectively live together, even across vast distances in an increasingly fragmented physical and digital world. .


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What a great experience and honour to come back 24 years after winning my SDA to be a judge! A wonderful selection of entries from some future stars.

2023 judge Rick O’Neill