Samsung Invites Applications for Solve for Tomorrow Innovation Competition; Youth of Guwahati Suggest Innovative Ideas to Solve Real World Problems
The top three teams will win INR 1.5 crore to turn their ideas into action
Apply for Samsung Solve for Tomorrow starting April 04, 2023 till 5 pm on May 31, 2023 on samsung.com/in/solvefortomorrow
16-22 year-olds can apply with innovative ideas around Education & Learning, Environment & Sustainability, Health & Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion
Participants will receive training from Samsung, IIT Delhi and MeitY Startup Hub
At an education and innovation roadshow organized by Samsung India at Guwahati University, 500 enthusiastic young college students said they want to solve some of the most pressing problems that people and communities across the state and the country are facing today. This was a roadshow organized around the second season of Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition.
Students in Guwahati, who came from ITIs also, attended the roadshow and said they want to solve real-world problems and make a difference.
At the event, which was organized to talk about Samsung’s global CSR program Solve for Tomorrow, the students said they require platforms such as Solve for Tomorrow to guide and support them in turning their ideas into action. They spoke about the innovative tech they could deploy to find solutions to the problems.
Samsung had recently announced its partnership with Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s (MeitY’s) Startup Hub and Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT Delhi for the second season of the national education and innovation competition Solve for Tomorrow. With Solve for Tomorrow, Samsung aims to usher in a culture of innovative thinking and problem-solving amongst the country’s youth.
The top three teams will win INR 1.5 crore to turn their ideas into action while other participants who reach top 30 and top 10 will be rewarded at various stages of the program.
The second season of Solve for Tomorrow is inviting applications from youth in India aged 16-22 years under the themes of Education & Learning, Environment & Sustainability, Health & Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion. Youth can apply for Samsung Solve for Tomorrow on www.samsung.com/in/solvefortomorrow starting April 04, 2023 till 5 pm on May 31, 2023.
“At Samsung, harnessing the power of youth is priority for us. This is what drives us and our global CSR vision of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People’. Giving youth a voice in real-life issues affecting communities around them allows them to see firsthand the change they can create in the world. With Samsung Solve for Tomorrow, we want to give youth that opportunity and also play our part in strengthening the innovation ecosystem in the country, taking forward the vision of the Government and our own vision of Powering Digital India,” said Mr. Hyun Kim, Corporate Vice President, Samsung Southwest Asia.
City-based innovator Ratan Kumar, who is the Founder and CEO Encamp Adventures that works in the field of sustainable travel spoke to the students about the value of both success and failure. He also talked about how driven Encamp Adventures is about zero waste and sustainable travel, encouraging youth of the country to choose green travel that does no harm to the climate. He urged students to look at problems that India faces and Solve for Tomorrow with their unique solutions.
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow at a Glance
Who can participate: 16-22 year-olds, individually or in teams of up to 3
Application themes: Education & Learning, Environment & Sustainability, Health & Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion
What will they get: Online training, Bootcamp at IIT Delhi, mentoring & training from Samsung, IIT Delhi,
and MeitY Startup Hub
What do winners get: Total of INR 1.5 crore to 3 winning teams and exciting Samsung products that will boost their productivity
Where can they apply: www.samsung.com/in/solvefortomorrow
From when: Starting April 04, 2023
Till when: Till 5 pm on May 31, 2023
Application Window – Round One
Individuals or teams of up to three can submit their applications on www.samsung.com/in/solvefortomorrow, where they will chose the theme, elaborate on the problem they are solving, the proposed solution and its social impact. A jury comprising subject matter experts from FITT, IIT Delhi will shortlist the top 30 teams from among all the applications received.
Idea Development – Round Two
In this round, the top 30 shortlisted teams will attend a five-day bootcamp at the IIT Delhi campus where they will receive training on Design Thinking by FITT, IIT Delhi and on innovation & IPR, patents from MeitY Startup Hub.
Each team will get INR 20,000 to create initial prototypes and then pitch their ideas to a jury comprising of young Samsung employees and experts from FITT, IIT Delhi, MeitY Startup Hub and Atal Innovation Mission at the bootcamp who will select the top 10 teams.
These 30 teams will also visit Samsung India offices, its R&D centres, design centre, and Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru where they will interact with young Samsung employees and researchers. Each member of the top 30 teams will get a certificate for attending the bootcamp, a Samsung Galaxy Book laptop and Galaxy Buds.
Final Prototype Building – Round Three
In this round, the top 10 teams will get INR 100,000 each to enhance their prototypes based on the feedback from jury members as well as mentors. They will also be mentored by Samsung employees from various domains as well as domain experts from IIT Delhi.
At the end of this round, the teams will submit their final prototypes and prepare for a live presentation where they will pitch their ideas at the Finale Event before an eminent jury.
Each member of the top 10 teams will get a certificate and a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip smartphone. The top three winning teams of Solve for Tomorrow season two will win a total prize money of INR 1.5 crore
Samsung Electronics’ global CSR vision of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People’ is committed to providing education to young people around the world to empower the leaders of tomorrow. Read more stories on Samsung Electronics’ CSR efforts on our CSR webpage http://csr.samsung.com.