Samsung Solve Tomorrow Top 30 Teams announced
Samsung India has unveiled the top 30 teams participating in the ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ competition, aimed at promoting innovative thinking and problem-solving among 16-22-year-olds.
The competition invited ideas centered around four themes: Education & Learning, Health & Wellness, Environment & Sustainability, and Diversity & Inclusion.
Expanding a global initiative with Strategic partnerships
‘Solve for Tomorrow’ was initially launched in the US in 2010 and has now reached 63 countries worldwide. Over 2.3 million young people have participated in the competition globally.
In India, the 2023 edition has garnered tremendous response, with over 70,000 registrations from youth residing in 500 cities, towns, and villages.
For the second year of the competition, Samsung India has partnered with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s (MeitY’s) Startup Hub and the Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT Delhi.
From different parts of India, 15 states and 1 union territory have teams among the top 30. These include Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Haryana, Rajasthan, Assam, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Delhi.
Addressing real-world challenges
The selected teams have proposed solutions to tackle pressing issues, such as converting seawater into potable water, combating drinking and driving, enhancing youth skilling, improving solar panel efficiency, finding missing children, early detection of diseases using menstrual blood samples, promoting mental health, reducing food wastage, identifying crop diseases, safeguarding teenagers against inappropriate content, and addressing gender bias in STEM fields.
Training and mentorship
Online training on how to design and innovate will be given to the 30 best teams. Samsung, FITT at IIT Delhi, and MeitY Startup Hub will provide mentoring during a residential bootcamp at IIT Delhi, enabling participants to refine their ideas.
Prototyping and pitching
Each of the top 30 teams will be granted Rs. 20,000 to develop initial prototypes of their ideas. Subsequently, they will present their concepts to a jury comprising young Samsung employees, guided by experts from FITT, IIT Delhi, and MeitY Startup Hub. The jury will select the top 10 teams to advance to the finale.
Exploring Samsung facilities
Visiting different Samsung India offices, such as the R&D centers, the design center, and the Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru, will be a chance for the 30 top teams. This will provide them with a chance to engage with Samsung employees and researchers.
Rewards and recognition
Members of the top 30 teams will receive a prize package, including a Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 laptop, Galaxy Buds2 Pro, and a certificate for attending the bootcamp.
The program will conclude with the announcement of three winners. These teams will have the opportunity to win Rs. 1.5 crore in prize money and exciting Samsung products.
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Speaking on the announcement, Hyun Kim, Corporate Vice President, Samsung Southwest Asia, said:
We believe in the potential of our youth to make a positive impact on society through their skills and abilities. Our CSR program, Samsung Solve for Tomorrow, encourages the innovative spirit of India’s young minds.
We are thrilled to have received over 70,000 registrations, and we have now chosen the top 30 teams to advance in the competition. We are eager to witness the progress of their ideas as they contribute to Powering Digital India.