HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – September 21, 2023 – The world’s leading technology company, Samsung Electronics HK Co. Ltd, has officially launched the Solve for Tomorrow competition for 10 years. Over the past few years, the competition has inspired tens of thousands of Hong Kong students to unleash their creativity for social causes they are passionate about. With sustainability one of the most talked about issues globally, this year’s theme for Solve for Tomorrow is “The Imagination that Creates Our Sustainable Future.” The competition aims to encourage Hong Kong students to have a longer-term vision and perspective, and to collaborate with Samsung to bring innovative ideas for sustainable development.
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow has been organizing for 10 years. The competition aims to inspire and motivate Hong Kong students to think deeply about social issues affecting their community. It encourages them to develop creative technological solutions by applying their STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) knowledge. Samsung has also added several new elements to help students have a fun and experiential learning experience throughout the competition.
“Samsung, as a market leader, is committed to inspiring the talented young generation and using various technological innovations to help them create a better society. This is precisely why Samsung holds Solve for Tomorrow competitions around the world,” said Yiyin Zhao, General Manager at Samsung Electronics Hong Kong.
“Samsung’s ‘Everyday Sustainability’ concept aims to integrate sustainability into product design and user experience, enabling billions of users to work together to build a healthier and more livable planet. As part of our “Galaxy for the Planet” project, we use recycled materials (such as plastic, aluminum and glass) in all smartphone products. Additionally, we use eco-friendly packaging, ensure zero energy consumption when smartphone chargers are unused, and strive to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2025. Samsung is committed to promoting sustainable development, and we hope to inspire others with this concept. That’s why we chose sustainability as the theme for Solve for Tomorrow’s 10th anniversary. We look forward to seeing more young inventors create innovative solutions that help promote sustainable development. development of the company,” Zhao said.
Encouraging students to integrate competitions into learning
The United Nations established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, covering a wide range of issues such as the environment, economic development and social inclusion. Participating students can choose from these SDGs to create innovative technological solutions and works using STREAM knowledge and creativity, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of society.
To further strengthen the STREAM knowledge of participating students, the Solve for Tomorrow STREAM workshop has been well received by the university community since its introduction into the program three years ago. In addition to the existing Collaboration, Communication Skills and Video Production workshops, a Design Thinking workshop included in the competition kickoff event, we have split the Robotics Modular Design and Programming Language workshops into ongoing elementary and advanced, aimed at significantly improving students’ skills in these two areas.
As for the scoring system, this year’s preliminary round will include evaluation criteria such as
design concepts and creativity, feasibility and technical concepts, presentationas well as
sustainability (considering whether their conceptual business model is operationally sustainable and scalable) and
business model (related to cost and economic benefits). To encourage participation in the Solve for Tomorrow competition, teams who participate in all activities (including the introductory session, design thinking workshop and STREAM workshops) will receive 5 additional bonus points, which will be included in the score total of the preliminary round. .
The eight teams will be pre-selected in December 2023, with 4 primary school teams and 4 secondary school teams. During the mentoring period, specific professional mentors will help teams further enhance their creative ideas and improve their presentation skills. All shortlisted teams will present and present their work to the judges during the Pitch Day (tentatively scheduled for February 2024) and will be evaluated by the judges along with the results of the public vote. The official announcement and awards ceremony is expected to take place in March 2024.
Samsung aims to strengthen participating students’ STREAM knowledge and other essential 21st century skills through the unique projects of the Solve for Tomorrow university technology competition. The competition also provides students with the opportunity to exchange ideas with their peers from other schools, thereby achieving a true integration of competition into learning.
Transform creative ideas into concrete solutions for our sustainable future and win attractive prizes
The annual Solve for Tomorrow 2023 competition is co-organized by Samsung and the Association of IT Leaders in Education (AiTLE) with the full support of A Plastic Ocean Foundation, Hong Kong Education City Limited and Coding101, the leading STREAM solutions provider in Hong Kong. . The competition opens in September 2023 and will run until March 2024. All primary and secondary students can participate in teams representing their respective schools. Teams are encouraged to combine their STREAM knowledge with their creativity to design innovative solutions that can help solve the city’s social problems and create a sustainable future.
There will be a championship winner, a first runner-up, a second runner-up, a third runner-up and six merit awards. Winners will be selected from a shortlist of 20 teams, with prizes worth more than HK$260,000.
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