Samsung Canada Announces Five Finalists in Solve for Tomorrow Contest
Finalist teams now competing for the opportunity to win a $20,000 cash prize and additional Samsung technology prize packages
Samsung Canada today announced the five finalists for the 2022/23 Solve for Tomorrow Contest, an annual competition that asks Canadians aged 16 to 25 to use STEM-based learning and Samsung technology to solve real world problems that can have a positive impact in their communities.
The finalist projects were evaluated by a panel of judges against criteria that included the originality of their idea, application of STEM and Samsung Technology, and the ideas potential to positively impact the community within one of four entry categories: DE&I (diversity, equity and inclusivity), education, mental health and sustainability.
The five finalist projects in the 2022-2023 Samsung Canada Solve for Tomorrow Contest are:
- Beedie Bright (British Columbia): Beedie Bright seeks to reduce the high rates of vehicular accidents in British Columbia through new dash camera-based technology. The new dash camera kit would be made of sustainable materials, including recycled Samsung devices, and would use a Samsung SD cards to store and record data.
- Triage Kiosk (Ontario): Triage Kiosk explores the issue of long queues in emergency departments and aims to streamline the admission process through technology to fill in patient information for non-urgent cases. Through an all-in-one Samsung kiosk display, AI asks questions, scans health cards, and sanitizes itself after each use.
- Edubeyond (British Columbia): Edubeyond examines the lack of academic support for youth facing constraints in online learning environments. Edubeyond features an adaptive-learning interface that can be used for grades Kindergarten through 12 to integrate feedback systems and gamified courses into a personalized digital classroom.
- Guiding Eyes (Nova Scotia): Guiding Eyes explores the issue of visual impairment and the negative impacts it has on an individual’s life. Guiding Eyes proposes the creation of Samsung AI powered object recognition technology in the form of goggles to enhance the independence and mobility of visually impaired individuals.
- Radicalgary (Alberta): Radicalgary addresses the lack of basic hygiene available to individuals experiencing homelessness. The proposal is a mobile hygiene unit consisting of showers, bathrooms and Samsung laundry machines, as well as door locks and a timer system to ensure each users safety.
“We are deeply impressed with the quality of submissions we received from youth across the country,” said Jennifer Groh, Senior Director, Corporate Marketing and Citizenship, Samsung Electronics Canada. “Canada is full of bright young leaders – and our Solve for Tomorrow challenge consistently brings out some incredibly innovative ideas. We look forward to supporting this years finalists as they tackle real-world issues and create positive change in their communities.”
To further accelerate their projects, finalist teams have been awarded Samsung technology prize packs valued at $5,000*. Finalist teams will also participate in an educational masterclass to help strengthen their ideas ahead of final submissions in March 2023, hosted by inventor and entrepreneur, Ann Makosinski.
The five finalist teams are required to submit a video entry by March 31, 2023, showcasing how they have further developed their entries for real world applications. In April, Samsung Canada will announce the three grand prize winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) of the Solve for Tomorrow Contest. The first place winning team will take home $20,000 in cash and Samsung technology valued at $8,333*. The second and third prize winning teams will each receive $2,500 in cash and Samsung technology valued at $8,333. *
To learn more about the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, visit www.samsung.com/ca/solve.
*Based on MSRP value of the Samsung products.