Samsung holds Solve for Tomorrow roadshow in Hyderabad
In an education and innovation roadshow organised by Samsung India at Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University (JNTU), Hyderabad
Hyderabad: In an education and innovation roadshow organised by Samsung India at Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University (JNTU), Hyderabad, over 500 enthusiastic young college students tried to solve some of the most pressing problems that people and communities across the State and the country are facing today. This roadshow is for the second season of Samsung Solve for Tomorrow (SFT) competition.
At the event, some of the students said they require platforms such as SFT to guide and support them in turning their ideas into action. They spoke about the innovative tech they could deploy to find solutions to the problems. They want to solve real-world problems such as lack of access to healthcare and higher education, poor sanitation facilities for rural population of our country and road safety measures.
Samsung had recently announced its partnership with Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s (MeitY’s) Startup Hub and Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT Delhi for the second season of the national SFT competition. With this, Samsung aims to usher in a culture of innovative thinking and problem-solving amongst the country’s youth.
The second season of SFT is inviting applications from youth in India aged 16-22 years under the themes of education & learning, environment & sustainability, health & wellness and diversity & inclusion. The last date is May 31, 2023. The top three teams will win Rs 1.5 crore to turn their ideas into action while other participants who reach top 30 and top 10 will be rewarded at various stages of the programme.
“Giving youth a voice in real-life issues affecting communities around them allows them to see firsthand the change they can create in the world. With SFT, we want to give youth that opportunity and also play our part in strengthening the innovation ecosystem in the country, taking forward the vision of Powering Digital India,” said Hyun Kim, Corporate Vice President, Samsung Southwest Asia.