The second season of Solve for Tomorrow, organised by Samsung, invites applications from the youth of India under the themes of Education and Learning, Environment & Sustainability, Health & Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion.
If you interested to participate, 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 a Samsung India education and innovation roadshow held at the Dehradun Institute of Technology in Dehradun, 500 students expressed their desire to address some of the most pressing problems currently affecting people and communities nationwide. This roadshow centred on the second season of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition.
Dehradun students, who also came from the Government of Industrial Training Institute, said they want to solve real-world problems with ideas like a garbage disposal app for quicker recycling, a portable Thyroid test machine, automated waste segregation, an affordable x-ray machine, and supporting street vendors in adapting to technology.
At the event, which was organised to discuss Samsung’s global CSR program, Solve for Tomorrow, the students stated that they need platforms like Solve for Tomorrow to guide and support them in turning their ideas into action. They discussed the latest technological advances they could use to solve the problems.
For the second season of the national education and innovation competition Solve for Tomorrow, Samsung recently partnered with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s (MeitY’s) Startup Hub and the Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT Delhi. Samsung aims to develop a culture of creative thinking and problem-solving among the country’s youth with Solve for Tomorrow.
The top three teams will win INR 1.5 crore to implement their ideas. In contrast, other participants who reach the top 30 and top 10 will be awarded at various stages of the program.
“At Samsung, harnessing the power of youth is a 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 first-hand 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 vision of Powering Digital India,” said Mr. Hyun Kim, Corporate Vice President, Samsung Southwest Asia.
Mr. Rajat Jain, the founder of Sunfox Technologies, spoke to the students about the importance of both success and failure and how he has been working across India to make healthcare more accessible and affordable. He set up a research and development lab where a smartphone-based device to address heart-related problems was created. This device can aid in the early detection of heart diseases, enabling the provision of heart care across the nation. He advised students to consider India’s problems and Solve for Tomorrow with their unique solutions.
At a Glance: Samsung Solve for Tomorrow
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: A 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 choose the theme and 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 boot camp at the IIT Delhi campus, where they will receive training on Design Thinking by FITT, IIT Delhi and innovation & IPR patents from MeitY Startup Hub.
Each team will get INR 20,000 to create initial prototypes and pitch their ideas to a jury of young Samsung employees and experts from FITT, IIT Delhi, MeitY Startup Hub and Atal Innovation Mission at the boot camp, who will select the top 10 teams.
These 30 teams will also visit Samsung India offices, its R&D centres, its design centre, and the 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 boot camp, 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 feedback from jury members and mentors. They will also be mentored by Samsung employees from various domains and 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 teams of Solve for Tomorrow season two will win a total prize of INR 1.5 crore.
Also read: Samsung Innovation Campus has graduated all-girls students with AI and Big Data certificates https://www.nationalskillsnetwork.in/samsung-innovation-campus-has-graduated-all-girls-students-with-ai-and-big-data-certificates/
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.
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