Congratulations to All Shortlisted Teams!

A big thank you to everyone who submitted their entries! We received many great and innovative ideas this year, and we have selected the top 10 teams from each category.

You can find below the names of all the teams who made it to the Shortlist Phase. We have also informed these teams via email on 17 April 2020.

Congratulations again to all shortlisted teams!

Category 1:
Post-Secondary Level
Category 2:
University Level
  • Aide
  • Bam-Boots
  • Braille Ebook
  • CirculACtion
  • CMAS4Rehab
  • Des Lift
  • Receipt Solver
  • Sunshield
  • TechBoards
  • Fitzy
  • Heartthrobs
  • JayKay
  • JBsAmsung
  • Movelei
  • Shuenonkit
  • SUSS-tainability
  • Tiffin
  • Undeterred

Back for its 4th edition, Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition aims to inspire youths to conceptualise ideas that will make a meaningful impact on your community.

By encouraging youths to apply their knowledge across multiple disciplines, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) expertise, we hope to spark transformative solutions that will build a better future.

Themes for Solve for Tomorrow 2020

There are 4 key themes for this year’s competition:

Competition Mechanics

You can participate by forming groups of 2 to 4 and submitting your ideas here.

There are 2 categories for this competition, and full-time students enrolled in the following educational institutions will be eligible to participate:

Category 1:
Post-Secondary Level
Category 2:
University Level

Category 1:

Post-Secondary Level

All individuals aged 16 years old and above, enrolled in either a Junior College, Polytechnic, Institute of Technical Education, and the Millennia Institute in Singapore as full-time students are eligible to join the competition.

For all participants in this category , you will also need to find a teacher or lecturer to be your team’s mentor.

If you are below 18 years old, prior consent to your participation in the competition from your parents/legal guardian is required. Click here to download the consent form.

Category 2:

University Level

All individuals aged 18 years old and above, enrolled in 1 of the 6 publicly funded autonomous universities in Singapore as full-time undergraduate students are eligible to join the competition.

The 6 publicly funded autonomous universities are:

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

Competition Timeline

Rocket Ship

Submission Phase

27 Feb – 6 Apr 2020

Submission of idea writeup and supporting documents

Find more details in the FAQ section


Shortlist Phase

17 Apr – 22 May 2020

10 shortlisted teams from each category will be selected.

Shortlisted teams to refine their ideas and submit a presentation.


Finalist Phase

1 Jun – 25 Jun 2020

5 teams from each category will be selected.

Finalist teams to enhance their presentation and develop their prototype (optional), and submit a video recording of both their presentation and the functions of their prototype by 25 Jun.

Between 8 Jun to 25 Jun, the public can also vote for their favourite finalist team’s idea from each category on this website.


Judging and Announcement of Winners

26 Jun - Jul 2020

The video submissions of the finalist teams’ presentation and prototype (optional) will be reviewed by a panel of judges.

3 winners from each category will be chosen and announced in July.