So how do we help tackle social mobility and make an impact on the lives of young people?

Solve for Tomorrow

Solve for Tomorrow is a series of year-round learning experiences curated to give young people, from as young as 11 to 25 years, the technical skills and resources to act on their passions, develop their ideas and have the chance to bring them to life.

We Are Futures helped to translate Samsung’s global mission into a tangible action plan with a unique and tailored approach to address the educational needs of young people in the UK – one that reached and engaged young people no matter their background or prior qualifications.

Solve for Tomorrow – for 11-25 year olds – provides a variety of learning from programmes, from live-streamed events and online learning to an opportunity to make their ideas a reality through national competitions.

With free learning experiences curated by industry experts, inspiring mentors and Samsung employees, young people can explore how technology could help tackle key societal issues.

Working in partnership with others to bring all programme activity under one holistic strategy and unifying proposition.

Themes

Solve For Tomorrow offers the chance to explore the role tech can play in solving some of society’s biggest issues, centered around these 4 themes.

Education
Sustainability
Diversity, equity & inclusion
Social isolation

Impact

350,000

educational experiences delivered since 2010.

Over 430

‘Design Sprints’ run in schools through Solve for Tomorrow Next Gen in 2021.

92%

of participants reported that “young people developed their creativity through the use of technology”.

The 2021 winner Alec Conway

Solve for Tomorrow

Alec Conway’s Project Dignity aims to tackle the social exclusion of the homeless community by creating smart street lockers featuring PO boxes to help give the community permanent addresses.

Alec commented:

“I honestly can’t believe that I’ve won. When I first became aware of how difficult it is to break the cycle of homelessness three years ago, my street-locker idea was just a pipedream. It’s been inspiring to have had the chance to work with experts who believed in my idea and I can’t wait to take it on to the next level. In the next six months we’ll hopefully see the first set of lockers being installed – I’d like them to be in London because that’s where the issue is most prevalent in the UK.”

Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen

The first step is always the hardest. Especially when you don’t know where to start.

That’s why Samsung launched Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen to encourage 11-15 year olds to get involved, too.

Delivered as part of a ‘plug-and-play’ lesson format on the theme of Sustainability, Solve for Tomorrow Next Gen provides videos and presenter-set tasks for students to learn the ‘design thinking’ sprint process – a tool used by tech companies to take big ideas from concept, through R&D, to prototype.

All designed to inspire students with ideas and to consider careers that use tech for positive change, culminating in a nationwide competition with fantastic Samsung prizes for students and teachers.

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The 2021 winner Amina Zaman

Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen

It was brilliant to see The Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen winner Amina, at London Tech Week, talking about her idea to help tackle food waste.

Amina “I had to submit a short presentation of my idea and get the words across. It was super easy to enter the competition, and I actually came first!”

We are supporting the next generation of innovators to explore their own purpose through education. Through programmes like Solve for Tomorrow, our emphasis is on enabling access – no matter a person’s background or prior qualifications. We are committed to giving young people equal opportunity to develop their confidence and capabilities and connecting them to drive positive change for themselves and their communities.

Sophie Edgerley Harris, Head of CSR, Samsung UK

As someone who’s been dedicated to empowering future generations since 2006, I can honestly say that the Samsung educational programme has enabled the most transformational experiences that I’ve witnessed.

Reuben Christian, Solve for Tomorrow Mentor

It’s been inspiring to have had the chance to work with experts who believed in my idea and I can’t wait to take it on to the next level.

Alec Conway, Solve for Tomorrow Competition Winner 2021

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Solve for Tomorrow
So how do we help tackle social mobility and make an impact on the lives of young people?

Solve for Tomorrow is a series of year-round learning experiences curated to give young people, from as young as 11 to 25 years, the technical skills and resources to act on their passions, develop their ideas and have the chance to bring them to life.

We Are Futures helped to translate Samsung’s global mission to empower future generations to achieve their full potential into a tangible action plan for the UK through the launch of Solve for Tomorrow.

Through a unique and tailored approach to address the educational needs of young people in the UK – one that reached and engaged young people no matter their background or prior qualifications.

Solve for Tomorrow – for 16-25 year olds – provides a variety of learning programmes, from live-streamed events and online learning to an opportunity to make their idea a reality through a competition. With free learning experiences curated by industry experts, inspiring mentors and Samsung employees so young people can explore how technology could help tackle key societal issues.

  • 4 in-person events hosted by experts in their field, as well as influencers live at the home of innovation,
    Samsung KX in London.
  • 6 in-person workshops hosted at Samsung KX and co-created with resident mentors.
  • Partner and sponsor of London Tech Week, hosting a youth panel at Samsung KX in front of a live audience.

Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen
The first step is always the hardest. Especially when you don’t know where to start.

That’s why Samsung launched Solve for Tomorrow: Next Gen to encourage 11-15 year olds to get involved, too.

Delivered as part of a ‘plug-and-play’ lesson format on the theme of Sustainability, Solve for Tomorrow Next Gen provides videos and presenter-set tasks for students to learn the ‘design thinking’ sprint process – a tool used by tech companies to take big ideas from concept, through R&D, to prototype.

All designed to inspire students with ideas and to consider careers that use tech for positive change, culminating in a nationwide competition with fantastic Samsung prizes for students and teachers.

Impact

350,000 educational experiences delivered since 2010.
Over 430 ‘Design Sprints’ run in schools through Solve for Tomorrow Next Gen in 2021.
92% of participants reported that “young people developed their creativity through the use of technology”

Legacy

As part of its annual commitment to delivering Solve for Tomorrow in the UK, Samsung has been able to build on the legacy of previous years’ program§mes extending its reach and impact through effective partnerships with schools, across industry and deep into local communities to amplify its activities.

Harnessing this network of change-makers has enabled Samsung to deliver an ongoing series of off- and online experiences, completely free, designed to increase the connections, capabilities and confidence of young people in the UK – a pioneering concept that will be scaled up to impact even more young people each year.

Look out for more later this year with even bigger and better educational experiences with Samsung.