Samsung Launches Season Two of ‘Solve for Tomorrow’, a National Innovation Competition,to Develop Innovative Thinking Mindset Among India’s Youth; Partners with IIT Delhi and MeitY Startup Hub; Top ThreeWinning Teams Will Win INR 1.5 Crore in Prize Money ·Apply for Samsung Solve for Tomorrow starting:4th. April, 2023 till 5 pm on May 31, 2023 on www.samsung.com/in/solvefortomorrow· 16-22 year-olds can apply with innovative ideas aroundEducation & Learning, Environment & Sustainability, Health &Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion· Participants will receive mentoring & trainingfrom Samsung, IIT Delhi & MeitY Startup Hub National, India –
News stardom ; 4th. April, 2023 – Samsung India has announcedit has partnered with Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s (MeitY’s)Startup Hub and Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer (FITT), IITDelhi for the second season of its national education and innovationcompetition Samsung Solve for Tomorrow that was launched today. With Solve for Tomorrow, Samsung aims to usher in a culture ofinnovative thinking and problem-solving amongst the country’s youth. Thesecond season of Samsung Solve for Tomorrow was inaugurated by Mr Alkesh KumarSharma, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY)and Mr. JongBum Park, President & CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia in thepresence of other dignitaries. Theflagship CSR program of India’s largest electronics brand recognizes the powerof innovative solutions and their ability to transform lives, making a strongsocial impact, and strengthens Samsung’s vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia. Thefirst season of Samsung Solve for Tomorrow in 2022 received over 18,000registrations from youth across the country. Two of the top three winning teamsof season one have incorporated their companies while one is currently in theprocess of doing it. This year, anyone in India aged 16-22 years canparticipate in the program by sending their innovative tech-enabled ideas thatwill transform the lives of people. The ideas should be under the themes – Education & Learning, Environment &Sustainability, Health & Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion. Participantscan apply for Samsung Solve for Tomorrow on www.samsung.com/in/solvefortomorrowstarting April 04, 2023 till 5 pm on May 31, 2023. Thetop three teams will win INR 1.5 croreto turn their ideas into action while others participants who reach top 30 andtop 10 will be rewarded at various stages of the program. Thetop 30 teams (individuals or teams of up to 3 members) will be trained andmentored by Samsung’s partners – Foundation for Innovation and TechnologyTransfer (FITT) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) andMeitY Startup Hub at a residential bootcamp at IIT Delhi, helping participants enhancetheir ideas. They will also get INR 20,000 each to create initial prototypesand then pitch their ideas to a jury of young Samsung employees and expertsfrom FITT, IIT Delhi and MeitY Startup Hub. This jury will select the top 10teams for the finale. Theseteams will also get the opportunity to visit Samsung India offices, its R&Dcentres, design centre, and Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru where they willinteract with young Samsung employees and researchers. The top 10 teams will get anadditional INR 100,000 each to enhance their prototypes before the final pitch.They will be mentored by young Samsung employees who will handhold them invarious areas including tech, design, marketing and policy. The annual program will end with thegrand announcement of three nationalwinners who stand a chance to win INR1.5 crore in prize money and exciting Samsung products.
Mr. Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, MeitY, said, “Thevision of the Government of India is to promote a vibrant ecosystem ofinnovation and entrepreneurship in the country, and youth are at the centre ofthis. They need all the support and mentoring that can help them turn theirideas into reality, creating a strong social impact along the way. The comingtogether of Samsung, IIT Delhi and MeitY Startup Hub for the Solve for Tomorrowprogram is a very positive move that will work towards realizing our vision.” Mr.JongBum Park, President & CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia, said, “AtSamsung, we inspire the world and shape the future with transformative ideasand technologies. Our business is all about igniting the next generation ofinnovators and changemakers. The entries we got in the first season of SamsungSolve for Tomorrow provided us with a unique snapshot of the concerns andissues on the minds of India’s youth. They looked at issues ranging from wastemanagement, electricity and water wastage, plastic waste, speech disorders aswell as pandemic prediction and solutions that use new-age technologies such asrobotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.” “Givingyouth a voice in real-life issues affecting communities around them allows themto see firsthand the change they can create in the world. With Samsung Solvefor Tomorrow, we want to give youth that opportunity and also play our part in strengthening the innovation ecosystemin the country, taking forward the vision of the Government and our own visionof Powering Digital India,” he said. Thefirst season of Samsung Solve for Tomorrow got over 18,000 registrations fromyouth across the country. Among the winners, Sputnik Brain’s ShankarSrinivasan, a 22-year-old from Bengaluru, presented a wearable device thathelps reduce stress using safe brain modulation while the all-girl trio ofPrisha Dubey, Anupriya Nayak and Vanalika Konwar of Udaan, 16-year-olds fromPort Blair and Delhi, developed eco-friendly, affordable and washable sanitarypads using shredded sugarcane bagasse. 16-year-old Hemesh Chadalavada of AlphaMonitor from Hyderabad developed a smart wristband to monitor Alzheimer’spatients and alert their caregivers about changes in their behaviour. “We are happy topartner with Samsung to enable young innovators to convert their ideas intosolutions for real world problems through the ‘Solve for Tomorrow’competition,” said Prof.Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT Delhi. “There is greatpotential among youth across India, especially those in the smaller towns andvillages. They have the ability to find unique solutions to the complexproblems that we face today. We look forward to working with Samsung on theSolve for Tomorrow program to train young people and help them scale newheights,” saidMr. Jeet Vijay, CEO, MeitY Startup Hub.