[Solve For Tomorrow Season 2] Learn all about Application, Eligibility, Program Structure & More with these FAQs

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The second edition of Samsung’s flagship CSR program, Solve For Tomorrow (SFT) 2023, a nationwide education and innovation competition for GenZ, is inviting ambitious innovators aged 16-22 to solve real-world issues and win a total of INR 1.5 crore*.


If you too want to apply for SFT Season 2 yet, then check out these quick FAQs that will help you with your program application.


What are the eligibility criteria? Who can apply?

  • Youth aged 16-22 years, affiliation with an educational institution not necessary
  • Parental consent is essential for participants between 16-18 years
  • Individuals or teams of up to three can apply
  • Concepts should be original regarding science and technology or an entirely new product with social or economic significance
  • New business models must have innovation to be considered
  • Participants should not have obtained awards/funding of more than five lakhs for an identical proposal


Can I apply for more than one theme or participate in two different teams?

No, only one proposal can be submitted per team. Participants can pitch concepts that tackle issues in any domain of their familiarity.

Individuals cannot participate in two different teams.


Which languages can be used in the PowerPoint proposal?

English and Hindi.


Can overseas students participate?

No, only Indian nationals can apply.


Will my idea be made public?

The issue description and other components of the proposals selected for further rounds will be published on our website, utilized for publicity, and presented at various phases of the competition.


However, technical details will remain confidential while IP filing is in progress.


How are ideas evaluated, and by whom?


In the first round, applications will be screened by subject matter experts from the Foundation of Innovation & Technology Transfer (FITT) – IIT Delhi.

The evaluation criteria are:

– Significance of the problem statement & its social impact

– Novelty and viability of the solution

– Qualifications of the team

– Plan for commercialization


The second and third rounds of application screening will be done by a jury comprising industry veterans from Samsung.


What is the program structure?


SFT is structured in 3 phases:

Phase 1: Subject matter experts will screen applications from all over India to select the Top 30 for the next round.

Phase 2: Top 30 teams will receive training from industry leaders and academicians during a five-day boot camp at IIT Delhi. Further, teams will pitch their ideas to a jury that will finalize the Top 10.

Phase 3: Top 10 teams will get advanced training as an orientation towards business activities and mentoring for proof-of-concept development, business plan, and essential soft skills. The final pitch day event will be conducted to select the Top 3 winning teams before a jury panel.


What activities will take place in the boot camp? What about the cost of travel and accommodation?

A five-day boot camp will be organized at the IIT Delhi campus for the Top 30 to identify the direction of their ideas, along with extensive training in design thinking and prototyping.


Samsung will help with your accommodation & travel expenses. Details and guidelines about the same will be shared with the participants. Samsung will provide accommodation for parent/guardian of those under 18.


Will Samsung or FITT own my idea?


No, the participants will be the sole owner of the concept and the intellectual property. Samsung and FITT will only assist you in developing it.


To know more, read the full terms and conditions here


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