SOLVE FOR TOMORROW

Solve for Tomorrow 2022


Never underestimate the power of an idea. It can change lives, the world, and even the future. If you have a solution to change the world, or simply improve the lives around you – we want to help you bring those ideas to life.

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition is back. Whether you are a dreamer, problem solver, or inventor, we want to hear from you.


Competition Mechanism

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

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.

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)

Prizes

The top 3 teams will walk away with attractive cash prizes and Samsung products.

For Category 1 and Category 2:

  • Team will receive Samsung products worth S$12,000
  • Team will receive S$5,000 cash prize

For Category 1 and Category 2:

  • Team will receive Samsung products worth S$7,000
  • Team will receive S$3,000 cash prize

For Category 1 and Category 2:

  • Team will receive Samsung products worth S$4,000
  • Team will receive S$1,000 cash prize

Judging Criteria

Prototype images/videos can help shortlisted win extra points in the “Feasibility” and “Technology” criteria.

Prototypes can help finalist teams win extra points in the “Feasibility”, “Technology” and “Presentation” criteria.

Themes for Solve for Tomorrow 2022

Environmental sustainability

Our earth is in danger. From extreme weather events to rising sea levels, we can’t ignore the warning signs any longer. Many cite the rapid advancement of technology as one of the main culprits of climate change. From the rise of the metaverse to cryptocurrency and NFTs, the environmental impact of many technology trends has been called into question.

However, we believe that digital technology combined with expertise from other domains, such as engineering and biotechnology, holds the key to unlocking a greener society and a circular economy. We are on the lookout for the next bold, innovative ideas to save our planet and build a more sustainable future.

Health & Wellness

Technology is now instrumental in our quest for better physical and mental health. Over the past two years, we’ve seen how digital technology help contain and control the rampant spread of a global pandemic. We’ve also seen many examples of healthcare professionals using technology and tools to enhance patient care and drive rehabilitation progress. We have also seen the use of mobile applications to combat psychological stress and highlight the importance of mental health.

Looking into the future, there are endless possibilities on how technology can shape and improve the health and wellness domain. We seek the next big idea to achieve a better quality of life, physically and mentally, for Singaporeans.

Education & Learning

Education and technology are the two great equalisers in life. As technology continues to change our society and the future workplace, we need to ensure education constantly reinvents itself to stay relevant. From enabling students to gain real-world industry insights in the metaverse to gamifying education to cultivate a lifelong learning mindset, there are endless ways in which technology can help us embrace new forms of educational experiences.

Through this competition, we want to encourage you to take charge of your learning journey. We want to see breakthrough ideas that will transform education and help you and your peers achieve better possibilities in career and personal growth in the future.

Singapore's Digital Future

Digital technology will play a pivotal role in shaping Singapore’s future. We will increasingly see more digital solutions and services being introduced and implemented across all facets of our society. However, as our nation continues its journey towards a digital future, we must ensure our culture, heritage and traditions are not left behind.

We are looking for innovative, technological ideas that are uniquely Singapore. If you have solutions that can help digitalise our hawker culture, celebrate our multicultural heritage, or even preserve our history, you are who we are seeking.

Timeline

Submission

Submission of idea write-ups and supporting documents

Find more details in the FAQ section

Shortlist

10 shortlisted teams from each category will be selected.

Shortlisted teams to refine their ideas and submit a full proposal/prototype.

Finalist

5 teams from each category will be selected.

Finalists to enhance their presentation and develop their prototype (optional)

Finale Event

Finalist teams to present their ideas and prototypes (optional) to the judges

3 winners from each category will be chosen

Be the change;
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Grand Finale Winners

From sustainability to inclusivity, learn about the winning teams' ideas for social change.

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Post-secondary winners

1st prize: Singapore Polytechnic

MNKS X CO2 designed a biofilter for vehicles that uses E.Coli bacteria to convert carbon dioxide emissions to oxygen to reduce carbon footprint.

Students:
• Mohammed Khambhati
• Siew Hean To
• Keeret Singh
• Ti Kyi Kyaw

Teacher Mentor:
• Roger Chiun

2nd prize: ITE College Central

Team Mech Care created a smart assistive device that can facilitate remote rehabilitation process for people who undergo a knee replacement surgery via a mobile application.

Students:
• Wee Chiang Long
• Nazriah Bte Roslind
• Abdul Hakiim Bin Abdul Halim
• Jeremy Chua Zishun

Teacher Mentor:
• Michael Ng

3rd prize: Anglo Chinese School (Independent)

PowerwHATt designed a collapsible Origami-inspired solar hat that can harness renewable solar energy to provide electricity in rural communities or remote locales.

Students:
• Christopher Angelo
• Deny Hazriel

Teacher Mentor:
• Jeann Woo

People’s Choice award:

Singapore Polytechnic - MNKS X CO2

University winners

1st prize: National University of Singapore

Team Adustio created an integrated two-part solar energy system that combines an organic solar battery with a mobile app-assisted asset management system.

Students:
• Alyssa Cheok
• Yuan Hai Shu

2nd prize: National University of Singapore

JBSamsung integrated a mobile application and a muscle sensor device to help seniors with physical disability and speech difficulties (PDSD) to communicate more effectively with others and improve interactive abilities.

Students:
• Zhang Zhiyao
• Hu Jia Jun

3rd prize: National University of Singapore, Yale-NUS College

Team S^2 -Brace constructed a diagnostic and therapeutic solution that will provide mechanical support for the patient by assisting the quadriceps through an elastic mechanism which tensions during flexion to store energy for redistribution during extension.

Students:
• Matthew Chew
• Victoria Leong
• Chua Yun Da
• Ryan Tian

People’s Choice award:

National University of Singapore – JBSamsung

Poll

How can Singapore build a better tomorrow? Let us know your thoughts, take this poll now!

FAQ

Samsung Electronics believes that youth and their application of Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) knowledge is the key to building a better future. As such, we are committed to empowering the capabilities of youths to achieve their full potential and enable them to spark positive change.

With that in mind, the Solve for Tomorrow 2022 competition is designed to ignite the passion to make a positive social impact in the next generation of leaders in Singapore and provide them with the opportunity to address salient societal issues through innovative, technological ideas. This would require the participants to apply skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving capabilities and Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM knowledge to innovate solutions that will create a better world for all.

Form a team comprising two to four members from the same category. There are two categories in this competition:

Category 1: Post-Secondary Level

  • Junior Colleges, Polytechnics, Institute of Technical Education, and the Millennia Institute in Singapore;

Category 2: University Level

  • 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)

Come up with an idea or solution that can address a societal issue that Singapore is facing today or will face in the near future. The idea and the societal issue your team is looking to address can belong to any one of the following themes:

  • Environmental Sustainability;
  • Health & Wellness;
  • Singapore’s Digital Future
  • Education & Learning

You can find more information about these themes here

Fill up the submission form here. The submission form will require you to provide the following information:

Details about the team, including:

  • Team name
  • Team members’ name
  • Team members’ ages
  • Team members’ school email addresses
  • Contact number of the team’s representative.

For teams participating under Category 1, you would need to provide the name and email address of a teacher who will be mentoring your team.

Details about the idea, including:

  • Chosen theme, based on the four themes;
  • Title of project;
  • Opportunity or problem you are addressing with up to a 100-word description;
  • Big idea with up to 200-word description of the solution.

You can also submit supporting documents in any of the following formats: PDF (no more than 5 pages), Word (no more than 5 pages), Powerpoint (no more than 5 slides), and ZIP file. Maximum file size allowed is 5MB.

Category 1 – Post-Secondary Level: All individuals aged 16 years old and above, enrolled in any Junior College, Polytechnic, Institute of Technical Education or the Millennia Institute in Singapore as full-time students are eligible to join the competition.

Please obtain permission from your parents/ legal guardian if you are below 18 years old. Prior acknowledgement of and consent to your participation in the competition and its terms and conditions is required. Click here to download the consent form.

Category 2 – University Level: All individuals aged 18 years old and above, enrolled in any of the six publicly funded autonomous universities in Singapore as full-time undergraduate students are eligible to join the competition. The six 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) and
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

This is your chance to make an impact on society and leave a positive mark in the community. The competition provides you with the opportunity to address pressing societal issues and develop ideas that can make a meaningful change to people’s lives.

Throughout the competition, you will also get to hone and apply skills that are vital in today’s world, including critical thinking, problem-solving capabilities and STEM knowledge

Not forgetting, there are attractive prizes to be won. Find out more information here

So, dream big and show us your potential by taking part in the Solve for Tomorrow 2022 competition. Sign up here

It's easy to enter! Form a team of two to four students, and submit your entry here

The submission form will require you to fill up the following information:

  • Details about the team, including:
    • Team name;
    • Team members’ names;
    • Team members’ ages;
    • Team members’ school email addresses;
    • Contact number of the team’s representative.
    • For teams participating under Category 1, you would also need to provide the name and email address of a teacher who will be mentoring your team.
  • Details about the idea, including:
    • Chosen theme, (from one of the four broad Themes specified by Samsung);
    • Title of project;
    • Opportunity or problem you are addressing with up to 100-word description;
    • Big idea with up to 200-word description of the solution.

You can also submit supporting documents in any of the following formats: PDF (no more than 5 pages), Word (no more than 5 pages), PowerPoint (no more than 5 slides), and ZIP file. Maximum file size allowed is 5MB.

There is no entry fee. Solve for Tomorrow 2022 is free to enter for all eligible participants!

A total of 20 teams, 10 from each category, will be selected during the competition’s Shortlist Phase. These 20 shortlisted teams will each receive $600 cash prize to help them develop and refine their ideas and/or develop their prototype.

There will be 6 winning teams, 3 from each category, for Solve for Tomorrow 2022. Here are the details of the prizes:

First Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:

  • S$12,000 worth of Samsung products
  • S$5,000 cash prize

Second Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:

  • S$7,000 worth of Samsung products
  • S$3,000 cash prize

Third Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:

  • S$4,000 worth of Samsung products
  • S$1,000 cash prize

Visit the Samsung Education Store here to find out more about the latest Samsung products designed to inspire you throughout your learning journey.

We hope that all participants will have a fulfilling experience where you have the opportunity to develop new skills – whether in understanding product development or learning how to market your idea.

We will provide some guidelines to the shortlisted teams on how to use the funds to improve your idea for the competition!

No, you can join Solve for Tomorrow 2022 as long as you are aged 16 years old and above and a full-time student in any Junior College, Polytechnic, Institute of Technical Education or the Millennia Institute in Singapore, or a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in any of the six publicly funded autonomous Universities in Singapore.

Yes, your team can comprise of full-time students from different schools, as long as the schools belong to the same category.

For example, if you are currently a student in a polytechnic, you can form a team with your friends from junior colleges, other polytechnics, Institute of Technical Education, or the Millennia Institute. However, in this instance, none of your team members should be university students as they belong to another category.

Yes, you are still eligible to participate in this year’s competition.

However, if you’re from the top three winning teams from the previous competition, you cannot enter the competition with the same team members. You can still participate in the competition by forming different teams with other participants.

If you're already working on something for another school project or programme, you can submit the idea as long as it has not previously been entered in other competitions or made available to the general public outside of your school. The objective of this competition is to inspire more solutions that can help solve issues that the local community is facing. Have a look at our Terms & Conditions for more details.

Yes, you can, as long you have permission and consent and it does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other rights or interest of any third party.

Yes, entries will be posted online for public voting in February 2023. More details will be shared closer to date.

The selection is done by a panel comprising of representatives from Samsung and its partner agencies.

During the finale event, the 10 finalist teams, 5 from each category, will be evaluated by executives from Samsung as well as other companies and organisations. The judges will be revealed as we draw closer to the finale event.

The shortlisting and awarding of the winners will be based on these judging criteria for the different phases.

The most important things to take note of: Find a relevant issue to Singapore, be original and innovative, harness the power of technology and finally think about whether it’s feasible – turn your ideas into reality!

A confirmation email will be sent to you.

We will email you the good news!

The competition is only open to full-time students in Singapore. If you drop out of school during the competition period, your team’s entry will be invalid.

Don't be afraid of the word technology – it can be as simple as a mechanical setup or setting up a website. The more important thing is to innovatively apply it to an issue and conceptualise a solution that would benefit people in Singapore.

You can email us at samsungsolvefortomorrow@infom.asia.

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The submission for Solve for Tomorrow 2022 is now open.