Samsung India has introduced the highest 10 groups of the inaugural version of its nationwide training and innovation competitors, ‘Clear up for Tomorrow’. This programme is aimed toward honing innovators amongst India’s Gen Z.
Current in 30 international locations, this competitors is Samsung’s international CSR programme that challenges youth innovators to dream, develop, and construct real-world options to drive constructive social change. The programme had invited purposes from the age group 16 to 22 throughout the nation.
Over 18,000 entries had been acquired.
These Gen Z innovators needed to current concepts for a brand new services or products that might resolve a real-world downside in training, setting, healthcare or agriculture.
Of those entries, 118 contributors attended a three-day design considering boot camp and pitch occasion, which was carried out by FITT and Samsung on the IIT Delhi campus.
The highest 10 groups had been chosen on their concepts within the areas of environmental conservation, making healthcare extra accessible to the much less privileged, menstrual hygiene for rural ladies, and stress administration.
Now, these groups will hone their expertise with the assistance of Samsung and FITT, IIT Delhi.
They may get assist in creating their prototypes. These 10 groups may also characteristic in a TV sequence.
“A platform like Samsung’s Clear up for Tomorrow is a stepping stone in constructing a neighborhood of younger innovators. The innovation ecosystem in India requires a serious push and Clear up for Tomorrow is simply that platform. Indian youth has the aptitude and the intent to allow change and we’re sure that along with Samsung, we will drive that change for the betterment of society,” stated Prof Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT Delhi.
The highest three groups might be chosen for a Grand Finale in New Delhi in November. For the highest three successful groups, Samsung will supply a complete of as much as Rs 1 crore in grants.
“We’re completely delighted to see a wide range of transformational concepts from these younger contributors. What warms our hearts extra is that they arrive from various backgrounds, from each nook and nook of India. A silent revolution is going down in India in the present day with the rise of an innovation ecosystem, and Gen Z is on the forefront of it. Clear up for Tomorrow, our flagship CSR program, will proceed to mentor and help younger minds who’re making an attempt to remodel the lives of individuals round them,” stated Partha Ghosh, Head, CSR, Samsung India.
With the grant, winners might be allowed to work with mentors from IIT Delhi for six months and also will get entry to the incubation centre on the campus. Throughout these months, they may work on their concepts and take them to the stage the place they will search client validation for his or her prototypes.
Edited by Yoshita Rao