Providing a platform for the next generation of innovators

Claire Halliday
Claire Halliday
Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow competition is back again for 2024.

Samsung Electronics has announced its nation-wide STEM initiative Solve for Tomorrow is back for 2024, offering young Australians aged 14-24 the chance to win $10,000 and other tech prizes to turn their innovative ideas into reality.

Solve for Tomorrow launched in 2021 and is a national initiative that’s designed to engage and inspire the next generation of Australian innovators and problem-solvers by inviting them to utilise STEM skills in combination with creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.

Young innovators can get involved by submitting a 400-word application outlining a community issue and a potential STEM solution. Promising entries will be shortlisted by a panel of judges, with finalists then asked to submit video pitches, before the winner and runners-up are announced in December this year.

The competition aims to support the aspirations of young Australians considering a future career in STEM, at a time when the government is calling on industry and education to support young Australians to upskill in STEM for Australia’s changing future.

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This year, Samsung has again partnered with Student Edge to connect its network of 1.3 million students to the Solve for Tomorrow competition via ongoing engagement and content on social media and Design Thinking workshops happening in September.

Student Edge is Australia’s largest member-based organisation for students and young people – helping over 1.3 million young people across three core pillars – LEARN, EARN & SAVE.

There are five chances to win across the Solve for Tomorrow competition, including one major prize of $10,000 in cash and a Samsung Ultimate Productivity Pack that includes a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G32” Smart Monitor M70D UHD and Galaxy Buds2.

For the first time, entries that also nominate their high school will be eligible to be awarded the School Prize, comprising a 75″ Flip Pro Interactive Display for their school. A Social Amplify Prize has also been introduced to recognise an entrant’s creative social content that raises awareness of their STEM solution for their community or societal issue. To be considered, entrants must include the hashtag #SFT_AU_2024 in their content.

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Exploring creative solutions to serious problems

“Young people in Australia are leading the way in innovation, finding new and creative ways to tackle important societal issues, using technology and social media to help generate awareness and start movements,” says Brett Turnbull, Director of Corporate Marketing at Samsung Electronics Australia.

“This proactivity and creativity needs to be supported with tangible platforms that can help bring these ideas-for-good to reality. As a leader in technology and AI, it is our goal to help encourage young minds to envision and realise innovative solutions that can resolve challenges and risks their communities face. With Solve for Tomorrow, we’re proud to facilitate a real-world opportunity to problem-solve, as well as inspire a future career path in STEM.”

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Claire Halliday has an extensive career as a full-time writer - across book publishing, copywriting, podcasting and feature journalism - for more than 25 years. She lives in Melbourne with children, two border collies and a grumpy Burmese cat. Contact: claire.halliday[at]