Samsung launches Solve for Tomorrow to inspire young Australians to use STEM as a Force for Good
Young Australians are invited to create a TikTok video showing how they can use STEM to solve some of society’s greatest issues for their chance to win a share of $20,000*
Samsung Electronics Australia has today announced the launch of Solve for Tomorrow, a nationwide competition challenging Australia’s next generation of innovators to unleash their creativity by using STEM to help solve an issue they are passionate about.
Young Australians aged 18-24, are invited to upload a video to TikTok explaining the social issue that matters most to them and how they would solve it using STEM skills.
Solve for Tomorrow is designed to challenge young Australians to demonstrate their proficiency in STEM and to consider how they can be applied to solve real world issues such as climate change, sustainability or inclusivity. The program is also aimed at encouraging young people’s interest in these subjects to help them consider future career pathways.
STEM and problem-solving skills are predicted to be some of the most important in our future. According to The World Economic Forum, 50 percent of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, as adoption of technology increases. Moreover, critical thinking and problem-solving top the list of skills employers believe will grow in prominence in the next five years. It’s also predicted that 75 percent of the fastest growing occupations will require STEM skills and knowledge.
“Young Australians are incredibly purpose led and can apply their creativity to challenging the status quo and delivering meaningful change in their communities. We want to harness this creativity with Solve for Tomorrow and encourage the next generation to change the world through STEM,” said Shaneez Johnston, Head of Corporate Affairs, at Samsung Electronics Australia.
“Problem solving and STEM skills are critically important for young people, both with regards to the future workforce and what jobs of the future will require, but also in our ability to overcome significant challenges through critical thinking.”
The competition starts today (November 22) and closes on December 20 with winners to be selected based on a judging criteria that looks at relevance, creativity, feasibility, application of STEM and overall presentation.*
There are five chances to win with one entrant receiving $10,000 in cash to put towards making their Solve For Tomorrow idea a reality. There are also two runners-up prizes of $5,000 and two people’s choice awards. Each winner will also receive a Samsung Tech Pack valued at $4,705, which includes a Smart Monitor M7, Galaxy Z Fold3 smartphone and Galaxy Tab S7 FE tablet.
To accompany the launch, Samsung has launched its Australian TikTok channel @samsungAU.
“Young people have grown up with social media and sharing video content so we wanted the competition mechanic to feel native to this audience. We are asking entrants to submit their ideas via video on either TikTok or our website, which also allows them to showcase their creativity on the platforms and mediums they love most,” said Ms Johnston.
Launched in the U.S. in 2010, Solve for Tomorrow is a global initiative that asks participants to use their knowledge in STEM to unleash their imaginations into tangible solutions that can solve societal problems. The core objective of Solve for Tomorrow is to drive awareness of STEM learning to encourage more young people to consider the subjects that will impact on their future careers.
For more information on Solve for Tomorrow and how to enter please visit: https://www.samsung.com/au/solve-for-tomorrow/.
*T&Cs apply. Entry is limited to Australian residents aged 18 – 24yrs. Entry closes 20 Dec 2021. For full terms and conditions and entry instructions visit: https://www.samsung.com/au/solve-for-tomorrow/terms
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 Entries can also be submitted via www.samsung.com/au/solve-for-tomorrow/
 World Economic Forum, The Future of Jobs Report 2020
 The Australian Industry Group. Progressing STEM Skills in Australia, March 2015