Winner of the Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen Competition is Announced
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Samsung Electronics UK is excited to announce the winner and finalists of the first Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen Competition

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced the winner of the first iteration of the Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen competition following a summer of workshops and idea generation. 13-15-year-olds across the UK had the opportunity to create and submit their own ideas of how technology could solve a societal issue.

Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen provides free online resources for schools, youth groups and families to help inspire the next generation of innovators. In 2021, young people learnt the basics of ‘design thinking’ and got a glimpse into creative STEM careers such as design and marketing with employees from Samsung. They then used everything they learnt to inspire their entries for the Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen competition.

This September, a panel of Samsung judges named the first ever winner of the competition as Amina, aged 15, from Manchester.

Her idea, ‘Waste Me Not’ is a smart bin that allows users to calculate how much waste has been thrown away, provide reports, and generate reward coupons when waste is reduced.

As part of her prize, Amina received a Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy Tab A7, and a Galaxy Book Pro. She was also invited to attend the Future EdTech event as part of London Tech Week 2021 which was hosted at Samsung KX. Speaking at London Tech Week, Amina said:

“I think if people want to make a change then they should think outside of the box, because there are a lot of problems to solve!”

Other achievements in the competition include Bijou, who was awarded second place for her food waste drone concept that delivers excess food from restaurants to the homeless.

Third place was awarded to Milan, Zac, and Deep, who proposed a ‘smart shark’ that collects rubbish in the ocean.

Next year’s Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen competition will be opening in Spring 2022, so watch this space for more innovative ideas and inventions from young people all across the UK. To read more about the Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen competition, and to see this year’s highlights, click here.

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