Samsung has announced the maiden edition of “Solve for Tomorrow”, a unique national competition for youth, encouraging India’s young innovators to present creative ideas that can contribute to the betterment of individuals and communities.
Through the contest, Samsung seeks to provide assistance to 16 to 22 year old Indian youth from cities, towns, and villages in implementing their ideas to solve real-world problems into action.
The registration process started on June 9, 2022, and will be open till July 31, 2022, at 5 PM.
A unique platform for young innovators
The contest invites students to bring forth their unique inventions in education, the environment, healthcare, and agriculture, considered the country’s foremost sustainable development goals.
“At Samsung, harnessing the power of youth is priority. This drives us and our global CSR vision of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People seeks to empower the next generation to achieve their full potential and pioneer positive social changes. Solve for Tomorrow also takes us a step ahead in our vision of ‘Powering Digital India’ as the country’s strongest partner.”Ken Kang, President and CEO of Samsung Southwest Asia
The competition is divided into four phases, starting from shortlisting of the applicants.
The top fifty teams (individuals or teams of up to three members) will be mentored by industry experts at Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT). A boot camp will be conducted at IIT Delhi to enhance their innovative ideas by providing a certificate of participation along with vouchers worth Rs 100,000 for online courses in design thinking, STEM, innovation, leadership etc. In addition, the top ten teams will be invited to visit the Samsung India offices, R&D centres, and the Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru, where they will meet and interact with young Samsung employees and researchers.
Criteria for evaluation
- The significance of the problem statement and its impact on society
- The proposed idea’s originality and viability
- Qualifications of the group or individual
- Plan for commercialisation
Incentives for the winners
The annual contest will conclude with the announcement of three national winners, who will be eligible for grants up to Rs 1 crore to develop a prototype, along with six months of incubation support to encourage them to take their innovations to the next phase under professional supervision of IIT Delhi.
“With Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow initiative, we are looking at prospective innovations with impact potential to address the future challenges faced by society. This partnership will enable young change-makers to explore wider opportunities and provide a platform for activating and nurturing their ideas.”Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT Delhi
Registration Link: https://www.samsung.com/in/solvefortomorrow/login/