Samsung India today announced the top 50 teams in its ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ Gen-Z education and innovation competition. These teams will now get an opportunity to train at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
The top 50 shortlisted teams will now attend a boot camp at IIT Delhi where they will be trained in design and prototyping, and pitch their ideas to an expert jury from Samsung. Among the top 50 teams, 62% want to solve health problems, 22% want to address environmental challenges, 10% focus on problems related to agriculture, while 6% want to solve problems related to ‘education.
These top 50 teams have been selected from a pool of over 18,000 entries that Samsung India had received from all parts of the country. “The 50 teams chosen, with young people between 16 and 22 years old, now move on to the next phase of ‘Solve for Tomorrow’, where they will continue to develop their ideas. With the support and expertise of Samsung’s knowledge partner, Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) at IIT Delhi, the 50 teams will be mentored to help improve their ideas,” says an official company press release .
In the next phase, over two days at IIT Delhi, experts will guide the teams on how to build their first prototype and effectively pitch their ideas to an expert jury from Samsung on the third day. The jury will select the top 10 teams for the final showcase event in November 2022. In addition to training, each of the 50 teams will be assigned an IIT Delhi campus mate during the camp three day training.
Along with the bootcamp, the top 50 teams will also receive a certificate of participation and vouchers worth INR 100,000 for online courses in design thinking, STEM, innovation, leadership, among others. The top 10 teams will have the opportunity to visit Samsung’s offices in India and its R&D centers where they will interact with young Samsung employees and researchers. They will also experience Samsung’s product ecosystem at the iconic Samsung Opera House in Bangalore.
At the end of the competition, three national winners stand a chance to get support of up to Rs 1 crore and mentoring support for six months from IIT Delhi.