Solve for Tomorrow is Samsung’s educational program, which was launched in Poland last September. It is addressed to secondary school students and teachers, as well as first and second year undergraduate students. Thanks to Solve for Tomorrow, young people can become acquainted with the design thinking method of working on projects and try their hand at meeting the challenges of the 21st century, such as mental health, local environmental protection and safety white returning home late.
138 applications were submitted in the 1st stage of the program, under one of three categories: health, security and climate. The jury selected 25 teams which went through to the semi-final. The participants then attended design thinking workshops and worked on improving their ideas on the basis of STEM.
9 teams were qualified for the final: 2 of them implementing projects connected with security, 3 with health and 4 with climate. Their work was evaluating by a jury composed of eminent independent experts, and the panel was chaired by Piotr Stelmachów, Vice President and Head of Consumer Electronics at SEPOL. In the last stage of the program, the finalists will prepare a presentation, refining previous effects of their work. Plans include meetings with trainers at all-day workshops during which they will work on the prototype of their solution and prepare for the final presentation. Support at this stage will also be offered by Samsung volunteers who will provide individual mentoring to finalists in terms of technological solutions, and will conduct webinars for them, sharing their knowledge regarding communication, measuring socio-environmental impact, and trends in technological innovations.
Next, during the final gala, individual projects will be presented where each team will talk about their concept, activities carried out, and conclusions. The Solve for Tomorrow program will come to an end with a ceremonial announcement of the winners on March 31, 2022.