Samsung UK has launched its Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen Competition for the third consecutive year in the UK and Ireland, inviting young students aged between 11 and 15 to learn from industry experts and create innovative technological designs for the future.
The national competition, aimed at empowering the next generation of innovators, encourages young people to imagine a better world and how technology can help solve some of society’s biggest issues.
As part of the programme, students will take part in an interactive video lesson led by tech, marketing and product design experts from Samsung, exploring the Design Thinking process and different STEM careers.
Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen
Participants can then enter the competition with their written ideas and sketches, as individuals or in teams of up to three, to win fantastic tech prizes for themselves, teachers, and schools. Every student who enters will also receive a certificate recognizing their achievements with Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen.
This year, the competition focuses on inclusivity and encourages students to submit their own ‘tech for good’ ideas that help design a future where everyone belongs.
Sophie Edgerley Harris, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Samsung Electronics UK, said: “At Samsung, we aim to inspire the next generation of young students through education and tech and also encourage them to pursue an exciting career in the tech industry.”
Last year, the competition saw 481 teams and 18,970 students from 16% of all secondary schools in the UK and Ireland participating in the lesson and learning about sustainability. Alek, 13, from All Hallows Catholic School in Surrey, was chosen as the winner in the 11-13 age category with his ‘Green Solutions’ knowledge-sharing platform idea for farmers.
In the 13-15 age category, Finn and Josh, both 14, from Grange Park School in Kent, were chosen as winners with their smart bin idea, which educated users on the journey of their waste.
The bar has been set high with the competition entering its third year. However, Samsung is confident that the new resources and theme of inclusivity will spark creativity and innovative solutions.
To find out more and register for Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen 2023, please visit: https://nationalschoolspartnership.com/initiatives/samsung-next-gen-2023/