Samsung India’s national education and innovation competition Solve for Tomorrow has seen overwhelming participation from youth across India with over 50,000 registrations coming in from across India. Youth, especially from smaller towns of the country, such as Begusarai, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Jalpaiguri, Khurda, North 24 Parganas, Madhubani and Pathanamthitta have sent in their ideas, highlighting their growing desire to find innovative technology solutions to solve real-world problems that will have a positive social impact on the lives of people around them.
The top 3 teams in the competition stand a chance to win INR 1.5 crore to turn their ideas into action.
The flagship CSR program of India’s largest electronics brand recognizes the power of innovative solutions and their ability to transform lives, and is inviting ideas from youth aged 16-22 years around 4 key themes – Education & Learning, Environment & Sustainability, Health & Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion.
So far, 49% of ideas have come around the theme of Education & Learning while 28% of the youth have chosen Environment & Sustainability as the theme behind their innovative ideas. 18% of the applications have come under the theme of Health & Wellness and 5% under Diversity & Inclusion. 73% of those who have sent in their applications are in the 18-22 year age bracket.
Youth from across India have sent in their ideas to solve real-world problems around e-waste management, recycling of marine plastic waste, circular economy, climate change, agricultural yields, providing clean water, healthcare costs, mental health, accident prevention, improving teaching systems in schools and colleges and job creation in rural areas.
As the next step, Samsung will select the top 30 teams (individuals or teams of up to 3 members) from among the applications received. These top 30 teams will be trained and mentored by Samsung and its partners – Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) at IIT Delhi and MeitY Startup Hub at a residential bootcamp at IIT Delhi, helping participants enhance their ideas.
The top 30 teams will also get INR 20,000 each to create initial prototypes and then pitch their ideas to a jury of young Samsung employees and experts from FITT, IIT Delhi and MeitY Startup Hub. This jury will also select the top 10 teams for the finale. Each of the top 10 teams will get INR 100,000 each to enhance their prototypes based on the feedback from jury members as well as mentors.
These teams will also get the opportunity to visit Samsung India offices, its R&D centres, design centre and Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru where they will interact with young Samsung employees and researchers.
The annual program will end with the grand announcement of three national winners who stand a chance to win INR 1.5 crore in prize money and exciting Samsung products.
First launched in the US in 2010, Solve for Tomorrow is currently operational in 63 countries globally and has seen over 2.3 million young people participate worldwide.
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