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 developing the capabilities of the next generation and to provide opportunities for them to fulfill their true potential.

With that in mind, the Solve for Tomorrow 2020 competition is designed to ignite the passion and creativity 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 when developing their idea.

Form a team comprising of 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
  • Active Ageing
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Inclusive, Harmonious Society

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 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, including cash, Samsung products, internship opportunities at Samsung Electronics Singapore, as well as a trip to Seoul, Korea, for the winners. Find out more information here

So, dream big and show us what your potential by taking part in the Solve for Tomorrow 2020 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 2020 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 $1,000 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 2020. Here are the details of the prizes:

First Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:

  • S$10,000 worth of Samsung products
  • S$6,000 cash prize
  • A study trip
  • Internship opportunities

Second Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:

  • S$8,000 worth of Samsung products
  • S$5,000 cash prize

Third Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:

  • S$6,000 worth of Samsung products
  • S$4,000 cash prize

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 2020 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.

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 June. 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 judging phase, the video submissions from 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 at a later date.

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 idea 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 solvefortomorrow@samsung.com.

Please rest assured that we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. We are making every effort to protect the health and safety of students, partners and Samsung employees involved in the Solve for Tomorrow competition.

To ensure the government guidelines and the safe distancing policy are being strictly adhered to, the entire competition process will be conducted virtually.

This includes replacing the finale event with video recording submission of the finalist teams’ presentations and prototypes (optional). More details of the video submission will be shared with the finalist teams.