Samsung’s Gen Z education and innovation competition, Solve for Tomorrow, witnessed record-breaking participation by young students from across India and Team Backyard Creators from Tamil Nadu, made it to the top 10 teams of the inaugural edition of the competition in India.
Raman R and Lakshmanan R, who are identical twins from Tamil Nadu are developing an innovative solution to replace surgeries in hearing loss cases and provide a device that is more efficient and safer for children. Raman and Lakshmanan will be able to solve the problem of around 140 million children around the world with his ground-breaking device.
At the end of the Top 10 round, three national winners stand a chance to get mega support of up to INR 1 crore and mentoring support for six months to take their ideas to the next level under the expert guidance of IIT Delhi.
Ideas under 4 themes – Education, Environment, Healthcare, and Agriculture, got over 18,000 registrations from youth across different regions of India.
The top 10 teams will feature in a TV series as well, which will be produced by the Network18 Group and will be telecasted on their national channels and OTT platform Voot through October and November.
The top 10 teams will be given Samsung hampers, which will include exciting Samsung products. The top three winning teams will get a total of INR 1 crore in grants. In addition, winning teams will get an 85-inch Samsung Flip interactive digital board each for their respective schools and colleges.
With the grant, winners will get the opportunity to work with mentors from IIT Delhi for 6 months and access to an incubation centre at the IIT Delhi campus. During these 6 months, they will work on their ideas and take them to the stage where they can seek consumer validation for their prototypes.