Every day young people around Australia are coming up with ideas so good, they could just change the world.
As part of our core mission to create success stories for students, we’ve teamed up with Samsung on the Solve for Tomorrow competition to elevate the next generation of innovators.
Together we’re calling on Aussie students who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), and aged 14-24, to create tech solutions that address the social issues they’re most passionate about.
The free nationwide competition was launched by Samsung in 2021, but it’s the first time we’ve partnered with the electronics giant to engage and inspire young problem solvers.
As part of the collaboration, we’ll connect our network of 1.3 million members to the competition through our How Did I Get Here podcast and a new series of five in-person Design Sprints aimed at helping participants brainstorm and present their ideas.
These ideas will then receive immediate entry into the competition, giving them a chance to win a number of impressive prizes—like $10,000 in cash for the grand winner to bring their idea to life, and $5,000 each for two runners-up.
There will also be a Samsung Employees’ Choice prize and each winner will receive a Samsung Productivity Pack valued at more than $2,000 RRP.
And, for those interested in a product draw for one of Samsung’s latest devices, Student Edge will also be giving members the chance to enter a competition to win either a Samsung Z Flip4 5G or one of four pairs of Galaxy Buds2 Pro.
Student Edge Co-Founder, Damien Langley, said it was an honour to work with an “industry leader like Samsung” on the Solve for Tomorrow competition.
“It’s a thought-provoking global initiative, and locally it offers today’s youth a means to inspiring others and showcasing their passion for STEM,” he said.
Samsung Electronics Australia Director of Corporate Marketing, Brett Turnbull, agreed.
“At Samsung, we believe in a shared mission to create real change that tackles economic, social, and environmental issues,” he said.
“Through Solve for Tomorrow, we are providing purpose-driven young Australians a platform to establish themselves as pioneers and channel their passion into creating a better future by building their STEM and critical thinking skills.”
Students who believe they have a unique, unbiased idea that could make a positive impact in their community can enter by presenting their ground-breaking solution in a 60-second video or written application.
Ideas will be judged on their social relevance, feasibility, creativity, application of STEM and its presentation.
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