Top ten finalists announced in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge
Ten student teams from across Canada will receive a Samsung Technology Grant valued at up to $5,000 to help bring their community projects to life
Samsung Electronics Canada, in partnership with Enactus Canada, is excited to announce the top ten finalists of this year’s Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Challenge. Ten Enactus student teams will be awarded up to $5,000 in Samsung Technology Grants to help implement their projects ahead of the Enactus Canada National Exposition, where three winning teams will be announced.
The Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Challenge combines the power of technology with the power of Enactus to develop viable solutions that address specific economic, social or environmental needs including education, sustainability, diversity, equality and inclusion and mental health. This year’s finalists hail from universities across Canada and have been selected based on the potential of their projects to positively impact the lives of Canadians.
Top Ten Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Finalists:
- Project Tax Program, Brandon University: Their innovative tax program is designed to help ease the stress of doing tax returns for first-time students who have never had to do their own before, for free.
- True Grit, Durham College: Project True Grit is a wellness program consisting of in-person workshops and digital challenges, designed to help students overcome mental health challenges.
- Project United, Fleming College: Project United provides a solution to low student engagement and associated absenteeism through a series of learning modules and teacher consultations.
- Enviroot, Mount Allison University: Project Enviroot looks to improve the environmentally friendliness of the softboard building material by incorporating citrus-peel waste (and a natural binding agent).
- S-Tech, Ontario Tech University: Project S-Tech is a system that eliminates the need for soil by efficiently using nutrient-rich water that flows throughout the garden.
- InstaSerum, University of Alberta: Project InstaSerum is focused on developing a one-step testing kit to aid with early and fast cancer detection through the use of technologies such as 3D printers.
- The Urban Farm, University of Ottawa: Project Urban Farm is a zero-waste vending machine that provides convenient, guilt-free, and affordable meals to busy people in urban locations.
- Fraser Valley AgroConnect, University of the Fraser Valley: The Fraser Valley AgroConnect project is a free, online tool connecting farmers with relevant information to benefit their daily operations and wellness.
- TERRA, University of Toronto: Designed for students demonstrating an interest in leaving a smaller carbon footprint, Project TERRA is an educational app that promotes a carbon-conscious community through tracking, goal setting, games, and rewards.
- Grocery Gap, Nova Scotia Community College: The Grocery Gap Project takes used wooden pallets and reconstructs them into raised garden beds to provide a free source of food to marginalized communities.
Based on the outcomes of the participating teams’ initiatives, along with the quality of their final project submissions, three teams will be selected to receive SFT grand prize awards, prize money and additional technology grants to help further accelerate their projects.
For more information on how Samsung Canada is empowering the next generation through education, visit: http://csr.samsung.com/en-ca/localMain.do
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