Samsung challenges Canadian youth to harness the power of technology for good
The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest is now accepting submissions from Canadians aged 16 to 25 to help improve local communities
Samsung Canada today announced the launch of the 2022-2023 Solve for Tomorrow Contest, an annual competition that encourages Canadians aged 16 to 25 to use STEM-based learning and Samsung technology to create solutions to improve their local communities spanning education, diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DE&I), mental health, and sustainability.
With many young Canadians expressing concern for issues like climate change, economic insecurity and social inequities, Solve for Tomorrow helps equip individuals and teams with the necessary tools for enacting positive change in their communities. Through access to mentorship, educational resources and Samsung technology, participants are encouraged to take their innovative ideas and turn them into viable solutions that will create real-world change.
This year’s five finalists, as selected by a panel of expert judges, will each receive a Samsung technology prize pack to further bring their solutions to life (valued at $5,000 MSRP). From there, the five finalists will enter video submissions of their ideas, with the judges selecting the top three winners in April 2023. The top three winners will receive additional Samsung technology and cash prizes with a combined value of $50,000 CAD.
“We’re excited to kick off the next Solve for Tomorrow Contest in Canada, an initiative that combines our commitment to empowering youth with access to innovative technology, with fostering positive change in our local communities,” said Jennifer Groh, Senior Director Corporate Marketing and Citizenship, Samsung Electronics Canada. “We’ve been inspired by the quality of past years’ submissions and look forward to seeing how this year’s applications leverage Samsung technology to create real-world impact.”
One of Samsung’s longest-running programs, the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest has been celebrating youth across Canada for their innovative, community-minded solutions for many years. Last year’s Contest winners, hailing from Sackville, New Brunswick, were awarded top prize for Project Enviroot, which consisted of a sustainable, non-toxic alternative to softboard material made from discarded orange peel waste. The year prior saw top honours going to a team of Canadian youth in St. John’s, Newfoundland, who developed HeartStarter, a drone-powered automated external defibrillator (AED) delivery service for patients experiencing cardiac arrest.