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Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2021 Returns to Inspire Students in Singapore to Dream Up Solutions for a Better Future

Oct 08. 2021

Singapore, 8 October 2021 – Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition returns to Singapore for its fifth edition. With the goal of sparking innovative ideas among students in Singapore, the competition encourages conceptualising inclusive and innovative solutions that address key challenges in the communities and positively impact society. Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow is also a platform for youths to crystalise their societal concerns, express their desire for a change, and execute their vision for a better future.  


Furthermore, Samsung seeks to encourage youths to tap on this opportunity to develop and enhance soft skills critical for the future workplace, including communications, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. 


“Empowering youths to reach their fullest potential has always been the core spirit of Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition. We hope to equip them with the experiences and skillsets they need to succeed in the future through this competition. We are also encouraging them to think about the impact they want to make and the future they want to see as Singapore progresses,” said Mark Kim, President, Samsung Electronics Singapore.


The previous Solve for Tomorrow winners, Sokwei Wong and Kai Lin Ong, who earned internships at Samsung Electronics Singapore, share more about their experiences and takeaways. “The Solve for Tomorrow competition provided us with plenty of invaluable opportunities, including the chance to conceptualise and develop the prototype for our idea – an all-vegan, sustainable alternative to leather. It allowed us to broaden our horizons and gave us greater confidence in our abilities to make a difference to our society and environment,” said Sokwei.


“Throughout this journey, we were continuously gaining knowledge and honing lifelong skills, including problem-solving, teamwork, and presentation skills. We also had the fulfilling experience of bringing our idea to life through our own capabilities. I’m certain that these experiences and learnings will give us an edge in our education and career pathways,” added Kai Lin.


The winning teams for this competition will also stand to win more than $110,000 worth of prizes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Interested students can register for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2021 competition from today onwards here.


Igniting the Sparks of Future Social Change


There are four themes for this year’s Solve for Tomorrow competition: Environmental Sustainability, Digital Inclusion for Seniors, Health & Wellness and Preparing for the Future of Work. Each theme addresses different issues that youths are concerned about and will serve as a guidepost for participants to develop their ideas and solutions. 

Environmental Sustainability

Encourage youth to develop bold solutions to address our most pressing environmental issues and build a sustainable future.

Digital Inclusion for Seniors

Inspire participants to explore innovative solutions to strengthen the silver generation’s digital literacy and access to technology.

Health & Wellness

Spur youths to propose creative solutions that can enable Singaporeans to improve their physical and mental wellbeing to lead healthier, more balanced lifestyles. 

Preparing for the Future of Work

Galvanise participants to think about refreshing digital solutions that help youths acquire relevant skills and industry experiences and prepare them for the future workplace. 

Solve for Tomorrow 2021 Competition Details


The competition registration window will begin today and close on 7 November 2021. Interested students can participate in the competition by forming groups of two to four and submit their ideas or solutions on the Solve for Tomorrow 2021 website.


There are two categories for Solve for Tomorrow 2021:


Category 1 – Post-Secondary Level: Full-time students aged 16 years old and above, enrolled in either a Junior College, Polytechnic, Institute of Technical Education, and the Millennia Institute in Singapore


Category 2 – University Level: Full-time undergraduates aged 18 years old and above, enrolled in any of the six publicly funded autonomous universities in Singapore, namely


  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU);
  • National University of Singapore (NUS);
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT);
  • Singapore Management University (SMU);
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS); and
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)


Solve for Tomorrow 2021 Prizes


A total of 20 teams (10 teams from each category) will be shortlisted. Each team will receive $800 in cash and training opportunities to help them refine their ideas and enhance their presentation through development courses or workshops.


Out of these 20 teams, 10 teams (five from each category) will be selected to present in the finale event in December 2021 against a panel of judges. The top three teams from each category will be awarded:


First Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:
$10,000 worth of Samsung products
$5,000 cash prize
A 4D3N trip to Seoul, South Korea
Solve for Tomorrow – Insider Tour @ Samsung


Second Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:
$8,000 worth of Samsung products
$3,000 cash prize


Third Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:
$6,000 worth of Samsung products
$1,000 cash prize


More information on the prizes can be found here. The Samsung device prizes up for grabs can be found on the Samsung Education Store.


For more information on Solve for Tomorrow 2021, please visit the website or reach out to the team at