[Solve For Tomorrow Season 2 Themes] Understanding their Need and Potential to Bring Positive Change
The second edition of Samsung’s flagship CSR program, Solve for Tomorrow, has begun accepting applications from budding innovators and youth aged 16-22 nationwide.
The national education and innovation competition challenges young innovators to use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to solve real-world problems for a chance to win corpus funding of INR 1.5 crores to build their prototypes.
Last year in SFT, the participants took up the challenge of solving real-world problems in areas concerning education, environment, healthcare, and agriculture. This year, Samsung India has broadened the scope of these interest areas with the vital addition of ‘Diversity & Inclusion’, apart from expanding the rest of the key areas- Education and Learning, Environment and Sustainability, Health and Wellness.
Strengthening its’s commitment to India, Samsung has aligned SFT 2023 themes with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for India to drive a culture of nation-specific innovation among the youth.
If this one-of-a-kind nationwide innovation challenge has caught your interest, then it’s important to understand these 4 key themes and their need in the Indian context.
Education and Learning
It is estimated that nearly 80% of jobs around the globe are going to be in the STEM field within the next decade. India has been at the forefront of preparing its youth for the STEM-based global future with its various ‘Digital Education’ initiatives and becoming the first country to introduce ‘Design Thinking’ in its school curriculum. However, the Covid pandemic showed us the importance of being prepared for unprecedented times.
Samsung realizes the need for innovative solutions to tackle such challenges and prepare our country’s youth to be ready on a global scale. That’s why ‘Education & Learning’ has been kept as a core theme for SFT 2023.
Environment and Sustainability
Last year, SFT saw a significant trend among India’s youth toward solving problems related to the environment and sustainability, with 50% of the entries addressing the issue. India also aims to become a net-zero carbon emission nation by 2070. As a key theme for SFT, we are inviting innovative ideas that can help India achieve its goals towards ‘Environment and Sustainability’.
Health and Wellness
The government of India seeks to achieve Universal Healthcare for all by 2030 by ensuring access to a healthy lifestyle and well-being. However, issues like proper infrastructure and technology in remote areas need innovative solutions to ensure healthcare access for all in the country. SFT seeks to support the Indian government in achieving this goal by supporting innovations in ‘Healthcare and Wellness’ by the nation’s young innovators.
Diversity and Inclusion
An inclusive and equitable India will help the nation enable the full potential of its human resources and eliminate distinction and discrimination based on gender, sexuality, disability, language, and more. Giving more power to the rising consciousness, Samsung has introduced Diversity and Inclusion as a new theme for SFT 2023 so that innovative, tech-based solutions can be explored in the area.
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