Solve for Tomorrow: Urban Environmental Protection
How do you envision your future? What role will technology play to build a better and more sustainable future? Collaborate with Samsung to make your ideas about the future society real! We support you in bringing your idea that benefits our society and our environment to life.
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To give you inspiration and background information you can find a knowledge base about relevant and promising technological trends and technologies. Note that the following content is meant to serve you as inspiration but should not exclude any other promising technologies. You can find a document with some background information here.
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Success stories of the winners of the past Solve for Tomorrow Challenges:
EP-Checkup – A great idea for healthcare and society
EP-Checkup is a communication tool between medical staff and relatives of patients who can't communicate well. With EP-Checkup, medical staff can send a voice message to their patients' family members. The voice text makes the tool easy to use for already understaffed nurses.
“I never even considered founding a company – that was completely out of my cosmos and I don’t know anyone who founded – I had no idea about founding.” But today Katharina is closer to founding her own company as she has ever been. She now has a small team and is currently being supported by Samsung to bring her idea to life.
Heartucate: designing the classroom of the future
Young people are our future, and technology will dominate their lives. Heartucate is developing a platform that brings learning into the age of augmented reality and 5G. Through interactive learning adventures, kids and teens can independently explore new worlds and collaborate on tasks. Solve for Tomorrow accompanied them on the way to founding their own company and ensured a great media response. For the two founders Anna and Franziska, the support was a kind of accelerator: "The program was a great starting point for us - for what we hope will be a lifelong journey full of new experiences and developments."
Greenlist: making grocery shopping more sustainable
Greenlist is a smartphone-based shopping list that enables consumers to choose the most sustainable products for their budget. The digital shopping list gives consumers a tool based on their values and budget. This way, they can take advantage of a shopping list and at the same time find out how sustainable the products are.
Team Greenlist applied to "Solve for Tomorrow" with this idea and has already had an exciting journey. With their team spirit and their "100 % reliability among each other", they have thus made it to the top three of the "Solve for Tomorrow" finalists.
hyperSpecs: 5G security systems for industry
A camera that can save lives - that was the idea of the hyperSpecs team. They use technology like AI and 5G to detect dangerous gases and toxic leaks, visualize when danger is present, and trigger an alarm in real time. Solve for Tomorrow guided the hyperSpecs team in developing their own prototype and launching a company last year. "The experience was super interesting and valuable for us. The program had a huge impact on the development of our prototype, which of course we are immensely proud of," says founder Diwaker Jha.
Grapes: more computing power through edge computing
The international team at Grapes is using 5G technology to deliver more render power and infinite storage capacity for gaming and compute-intensive applications. To do this, they outsource all compute-intensive rendering of data to so-called "edge nodes," which are small, decentralized servers that take over compute-intensive processes to save battery and power on their own (mobile) devices. With this idea, even people who do not own the latest and most powerful hardware gain access to great computing power. "Solve for Tomorrow was the best experience we could have had. The program makes you feel like you're not alone. You get expert support to achieve your goal," Jaime, Mobin and Jithin say enthusiastically.
With the vision "Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People.", Samsung's education commitment supports future generations worldwide in using their full potential to bring positive social change. In Germany, the focus is on promoting digital competence and social entrepreneurship.
The various corporate citizenship programs start at different stages, but all pay towards the overarching goal of empowering young people to bring a real impact. Solve for Tomorrow accompanies young people in the development and elaboration of ideas all the way to a prototype.
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