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Hyderabad youth pitch in innovative ideas at Samsung 'Solve for Tomorrow' competition

Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent

Published on: May 17, 2023 | Updated on: May 17, 2023
Over 500 students took part in the event held at JNTU-H on Wednesday. (Photo By Arrangement))

Over 500 students took part in the event held at JNTU-H on Wednesday. (Photo By Arrangement))

HYDERABAD: Samsung India has organised a series of education and innovation roadshows at Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University in Hyderabad, on the sidelines of ‘Solve for Tomorrow competition’ on Wednesday.

Over 500 students took part in the event with an aim 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.

At the event, the students said they require platforms such as ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ 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.

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 education and innovation competition 'Solve for Tomorrow', through which Samsung aims to usher in a culture of innovative thinking and problem-solving amongst the country’s youth.

Hyun Kim,Corporate Vice President, Samsung Southwest Asia, said  "At Samsung, harnessing the power of youth is priority for us. This is what drives us and our global CSR vision of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People’.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 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow, 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 the Government and our own vision of Powering Digital India,"

Hyderabad-based innovator PriyanjitGhosh, who is the Co-Founder & CEO at Logy.AI.spoke to the students about the value of both success and failure. He also talked about how Logy.AI is working in the space of healthcare automation by simplifying patient data recording through AI. He urged students to look at problems that India faces and Solve for Tomorrow with their unique solutions.

Three top teams taking part in the ‘Solve For Tomorrow Competition’ 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 program.

Who can participate: 16-22 year-olds, individually or in teams of up to 3

Application themes: Education & Learning, Environment & Sustainability, Health & Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion

What will they get: Online training, Bootcamp at IIT Delhi, mentoring & training from Samsung, IIT Delhi, and MeitY Startup Hub

What do winners get: Total of Rs. 1.5 crore to 3 winning teams and exciting Samsung products that will boost their productivity

Where can they apply:

Application deadline: Till 5 pm on May 31, 2023

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