Samsung has announced the top three winners of the inaugural Solve for Tomorrow national education and innovation competition in India, which aims to support youth across the country to solve real-life problems and change lives with their innovative ideas.
Sputnik Brain’s Shankar Srinivasan, a 22-year-old from Bengaluru, presented a wearable device that helps reduce stress using safe brain modulation while the all-girl trio of Prisha Dubey, Anupriya Nayak and Vanalika Konwar of Udaan, 16-year-olds from Port Blair and Delhi, have developed eco-friendly, affordable and washable sanitary pads using shredded sugarcane bagasse.
16-year-old Hemesh Chadalavada of Alpha Monitor from Hyderabad has developed a smart wristband to monitor Alzheimer’s patients and alert their caregivers about changes in their behavior.
The top three winning teams – Sputnik Brain, Udaan, and Alpha Monitor – received a total of Rs 1 crore grants and a 6-month incubation from the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT Delhi to strengthen their prototypes.
Each winning team received a certificate and a beautiful Solve for Tomorrow trophy, which was inspired by the program’s logo and expressed courage and ambition. Each team member also received exciting Samsung products – the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 laptop and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2. The winning team also received an 85-inch Samsung Flip interactive digital board for use at their respective school or college.