In September, Samsung Electronics announced the first ever winner of their Solve for Tomorrow; Next Gen competition, following a summer of design sprint workshops and idea generation. Pupils aged 13-15 all across the UK were inspired by real-life careers in tech and challenged to come up with an idea for a sustainable tech product using the design-thinking sprint process. Students were tasked by Samsung employees to consider how they could upcycle, recycle and reuse existing products to design a sustainable solution for a better world.
A grand total of 425 design-sprint sessions took place and a whopping 8,625 students from schools, homes and youth groups took part, with hundreds of students then submitting their ideas into the competition for the chance to win some great prizes, including Samsung tech bundles for the winner and runner-ups.
Huge congratulations to our first prize winner:
Amina Zaman, age 15 from
Middleton Technology School, Manchester
As part of her prize, Amina attended as Samsung’s VIP guest at London Tech Week on Wednesday 22nd September at the Samsung King’s Cross experience store in London. Amina was also awarded her Samsung Galaxy A52 5G smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 and a Galaxy Book Pro.
Our second and third prize runners-up also won some amazing Samsung tech, including Samsung earbuds and tab books. A big congratulations to Bijou Badoo, also from Manchester, who won second place for her food waste drone concept to deliver excess food from restaurants to the homeless. And congratulations also to third place went to Milan, Zack and Deep from Swindon, who proposed a ‘smart shark’ that collects rubbish in the ocean.
Keep an eye out for next year’s Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen competition in Spring 2022. To read more about Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen, and to see this year’s highlights, click here.