Be Your Own Project Boss

Do you have ideas for developing technologies into real business solutions? Imagine if you could run your own project, driving disruptive innovation with the help of resources from one of the world’s leading technology companies. That’s what Samsung Uventure is all about.

At Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center (SSIC), we want to help creative students like you make the leap from student to project lead, even before you graduate. We invite you to propose projects, individually or as small teams, in the fields of:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Mobility
  • Digital health
  • AR/VR

Samsung Uventure is your chance to solve existing problems in a new way. Or address emerging needs that current technologies don’t address. Take your idea to the next level.

Think Big!

Your Reward

Each winning student will receive a $1,000 cash prize plus an offer to join Samsung as a 2020 summer intern in San Jose, California. During the internship, you will work on your idea with support from a mentor and access to Samsung’s R&D resources.

Each winning student will receive a 1,000€ cash prize plus an offer to join Samsung as a 2020 intern in Paris, France. During the internship, you will work on your idea with support from a mentor and access to Samsung’s R&D resources.

Rules

Who is eligible to participate? Apply for Uventure if you are at least 18 years of age and actively enrolled as a student at one of the following schools:

  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Washington
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Epita
  • Sorbonne Université
  • Telecom Paris

Please read the full terms and conditions for more information.

Please read the full terms and conditions for more information.

As this is only the 2nd year of Uventure, we have focused on key schools where we have established relationships through existing partnerships and collaborations. We hope to expand the list of schools going forward; if you would like your school to be considered for Uventure, please contact uventure@samsung.com.

How to Participate

Review the submission guidelines, program FAQs and terms and conditions and upload your entry in the form of:

Review the submission guidelines, program FAQs and terms and conditions and upload your entry in the form of:

  • Press release
    A press release
  • FAQs
    A set of FAQs
  • Timeline
    A timeline
  • Technical specs summary
    An optional technical specs summary
  • Terms and conditions
    A signed version of the terms and conditions by December 2, 2019
  • Terms and conditions
    A signed version of the terms and conditions by November 15, 2019

Deadline & Key Dates

Submissions are due by 11:59pm PST on December 2, 2019.

Submissions are due by 11:59pm CEST on November 15, 2019.

Key Dates


  • Dec 2, 2019 Submissions due
  • Dec 20, 2019 Top 10 finalists notified
  • Jan 30, 2020 Top 10 finalists present to Samsung's panel of judges
  • Jan 31, 2020 3 winners selected and internship offers extended
  • Apr 2020 Award event in San Jose
  • Jun - Sept 2020 Summer internship
  • Nov 15, 2019 Submissions due
  • Nov 22, 2019 Top 10 finalists notified
  • Nov 29, 2020 Top 10 finalists present to Samsung's panel of judges
  • Dec 2, 2019 2 winners selected and internship offers extended
  • Feb 2020 Award event in Paris
  • Mar - Aug 2020 Internship

Dates are subject to change.

Categories for judging

  • Innovative solution (uniqueness)
  • Business relevancy to Samsung
  • Realistic solution and timeframe
  • Differentiation from others in market
  • Problem worthwhile to pursue (e.g. real customer needs)

Contact

For questions, contact uventure@samsung.com.

Uventure vs. Internship Program: Separate from the Uventure program, Samsung offers a number of other internship opportunities. Students are eligible to apply for the Uventure program and other available Samsung internship opportunities simultaneously. The application process for Uventure is separate from other Samsung internship openings; applying to the Uventure program does not guarantee an internship position with Samsung.