Samsung's 'Solve for Tomorrow' campaign is an opportunity for you to make a difference...
Samsung is hosting a competition that allows you to “make your ideas a reality”. Samsung ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ is a chance to explore how technology can assist in addressing some of society's biggest and most impactful issues. It is an opportunity for you to improve education, sustainability, social isolation or diversity. All you need to do is head over to their website (linked below) with your idea that could help change the lives of the people in communities who need it most. Your idea must be technology based, creative, feasible and have a social impact! If your idea is successful in being shortlisted, you will have the opportunity to undergo coaching, workshops and mentoring with Samsung, along with cash prizes for the winning ideas.
Last year’s finalists included:
Chum - A platform that aims to reduce stress and anxiety in children suffering with cancer
AudiVision - An app that allows for real-time subtitles for everyday conversations
MyVision (which was the 2022 winner) - A groundbreaking mobile device for the visually impaired and blind, which is an extension of the usual white cane
Nestwork - A career social network that connects students to community creators and employers
Team Repair - A company that teaches children how to fix broken gadgets by sending them electronic gadgets every month
In order to promote their competition, Samsung UK has reimaged some classic, iconic paintings, such as Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ (1503), Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ (1485/6) and Renoir’s ‘The Boating Party’ (1893/4) to interpret key societal issues.
The ‘Mona Lisa’ was reimaged to appear in a wheelchair:
The female goddess had a prosthetic leg in ‘The Birth of Venus':
‘The Boating Party' was reworked to present a diverse scene reflecting the racially diverse world we live in:
These images were chosen as a result of a survey by Samsung of young adults aged 16-25 in the UK, asking them what they thought the top ten issues are with society. Racial inequality scored at a high 49% and disability discrimination ranked at 23%. Other issues raised included global warming (61%); cost of living (55%); energy crisis (41%); water pollution (38%); loneliness/ isolation (32%); mental health awareness (28%); poverty (28%) and littering/ fly tipping (25%).
These are all very topical issues that evidently greatly affect our generation. There are small things you can do to help forward the movement towards an improved society, like posting information online or starting discussions with the people around you, but why not make a big change? Why not take it one step further and come up with an idea that could directly help the people in need? The competition is open to 16-25 year olds and applications close on Sunday 18th December. Get entering!
Words: Holly Phillips
Image Credit: Samsung