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Samsung organises Solve for Tomorrow competition; cash prizes up to $5,000

The competition is open to all full-time students aged 16 and above in Singapore.

Liam Willett

Aspiring cat dad.

Published: 7 October 2022, 4:22 PM

Samsung’s global competition, Solve for Tomorrow, returns to Singapore for its sixth edition from Oct 5 and mid-January.

Held in support of the Digital for Life movement and managed by the Infocomm Media Development Authority, Solve for Tomorrow 2022 aims to enable the next generation of leaders to innovate and use technology for good – to build a better and more inclusive society and be more active in addressing the nation’s most pressing challenges.

All full-time students in Singapore aged 16 and above can enter the competition.

From now until Nov 20, they can form groups of two to four members and submit their innovative ideas and solutions on the Solve for Tomorrow 2022 website

There are four broad themes for this year’s competition, and participants can develop their ideas around any of them. They include Environmental Sustainability, Health & Wellness, Education & Learning and Singapore’s Digital Future.

There are two categories for the competition. Category 1 – Post Secondary Level, is open to full-time students enrolled in all Polytechnics, Junior Colleges, Institutes of Technical Education and Millenia Institutes. In this category, each team will need a teacher or lecturer to be the team’s mentor. Members under 18 years old will require prior consent from parents or legal guardians.

Category 2 – University Level, is open to full-time undergraduate students aged 18 and above enrolled in any of the six publicly-funded autonomous universities in Singapore, namely Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Social Sciences and Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Ten teams will be shortlisted in each category. They will receive a $600 cash prize to develop and refine their ideas and/or develop their prototype between Nov 21 and Jan 1, 2023.

The top five teams from each category will then be selected to enhance their presentation and prototype between Jan 2 and 15 in preparation for the finale event in mid-January, where three winners from each category will be chosen. Criteria for judging the finalist’s presentations include the idea’s feasibility, uniqueness, presentation quality and an online poll.

The first prize for each category includes $12,000 worth of Samsung Products and a $5,000 cash prize. The second prize includes $7,000 worth of Samsung products and a $3,000 cash prize, while the third prize will include $4,000 worth of Samsung products and a $1,000 cash prize.

The previous winner for Category – 1 was Singapore Polytechnic’s MNKS X CO2 team that designed a biofilter for vehicles that uses E.Coli bacteria to convert carbon dioxide emissions to oxygen to reduce carbon footprint. 

Category – 2’s winner was National University of Singapore’s Team Adustio that created an integrated two-part solar energy system that combines an organic solar battery with a mobile app-assisted asset management system.

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