Inspiring the next generation of innovators aged 11-15 in a third of secondary schools across the UK and Ireland, with an interactive video lesson and fun competition - this year on the theme of inclusivity.

Check back here for the next programme launching in Spring 2024.

Congratulations to our 2023 Next Gen Competition Winners

We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2023 Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen Competition. There were some incredible tech-for-good ideas with 1,088 inspiring competition entries, from 2,544 students across 107 schools.

Each won a Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and a VIP invitation to the 16-25 Solve for Tomorrow launch event hosted at Samsung KX.

Each winners' teacher also won a Samsung Galaxy Book2 360, and their school received a Samsung QB65B TV.

Following the announcement of the winners of the competition, our 11-13 winner's school, The Folkestone School for Girls, hosted Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe and One Samsung VP, Deborah Honig, for a presentation, digital skills and careers workshop to congratulate Talikha and the school on their achievement.

Runners up

Each won a pair of Galaxy Buds2 Pro.

The challenge

Students were encouraged to think about how they could design for a future where everyone belongs, and submit their ideas to win fantastic Samsung tech prizes for themselves, their teacher, and their school.

Educational innovation for the next generation

• 614 secondary schools across the UK and Ireland signed up to receive free online resources in 2023 with 72,903 young people engaging with the content
• Interactive video tutorials, including one for British Sign Language users, help to inspire the next generation of innovators
• The theme is refreshed every two years and has previously covered Sustainability and Inclusivity
• Samsung colleagues volunteer their time to support and educate students. For example, Samsung hosts Next Gen participants at our offices for Business Insight Days

Resources for teachers, parents, and carers

If you are a teacher, parent, or carer and would like access to free educational resources for students, follow the link below to download.

“The Samsung Next Gen competition was a fantastic opportunity to engage our students in creative thinking and technology outside of the curriculum. The workshop was an engaging way to facilitate the creation and development of student ideas. Not only did this serve as a great opportunity for students to come up with innovative tech ideas of their own, but it also enabled them to think about the inequalities being faced by people around the world. We look forward to taking part in the competition again in 2024!”

Mr. Konrad Eke, Teacher of Computing, Entered the 11- 13 winner.

Future competitions

Watch this space for more information about the 2024 Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen Competition and how you can get involved to win big prizes.

About

Samsung, together with the National Schools Partnership , runs Solve for Tomorrow: Next Generation. The initiative supports the next generation of innovators, offering education in Design Thinking and support and insight into careers such as design and marketing. Inviting schools annually to take part in a competition to design tech for a better future. Providing free online resources for schools, youth groups, and families to help 11–15-year-olds learn the basics of Design Thinking.

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