Second ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ competition from Samsung UK opens for entries

The ‘Solve for Tomorrow‘ competition, which has received over 1.8 million entrants globally, is now in its second year in the UK, and is focused on finding tech ideas to help unpick and take action against four key societal challenges: education; sustainability; social isolation; and diversity and inclusion.

Entrepreneurs aged 16-25 can submit ideas between now and the 20th February 2022, on how tech can help tackle the most vital matters faced by society.

How the competition works

Successful entrants that proceed on the Solve for Tomorrow programme will take part in a series of inspiring workshops and one-to-one mentoring with Samsung experts.

Mentors will help entrants to apply real-world thinking to their idea, as they look to support its evolution into a reality.

The winner of the contest, which will be announced in July 2022 following two judging rounds, will receive six months of support from Samsung UK and Digital Catapult, to help them realise the scope of their ideas, in addition to a £10,000 cash prize.

“Solve for Tomorrow was created as a platform and community to encourage 16–25-year-olds to develop their ideas using tech for societal good – no qualification required,” said Sophie Edgerley Harris, head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Samsung Electronics UK.

“Our search for innovative thinkers and supporting successful applicants to develop their ideas is such an exciting thing to be a part of whether you’re a participant, a mentor, or a judge. Every year, we are blown away with the creative approaches to providing answers to society’s biggest issues.”

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Previous success

Samsung and Digital Catapult drawing on the support of rising stars within the world of tech to raise awareness.

Last year‘s winner Alec Conway, for example, devised a digital locker idea to help support people experiencing homelessness, via his project, Dignity.

Other entrepreneurs that are also helping to raise awareness around what tech can do to solve key societal challenges include:

  • Georgie Hyatt, founder of Rotaro: a cult label fashion rental site and app serving the UK with plans on the horizon to expand globally.
  • Mariam Jimoh, founder of Oja: a tech solution transforming access to cultural groceries and foods around the world, making it easier for people to buy cultural foods in South and East London through a delivery app.
  • Ibrahim Javed, founder of Deen Developers: a non-profit organisation that brings together people in tech and creative industries to build solutions that solve community problems.

More information on the second annual ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ competition can be found here.

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Aaron Hurst

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