Philippine Science High School - Cagayan Valley Campus wins the first ever Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2023 Championship

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) has announced the winners of its first ever Solve for Tomorrow competition, a global program that aims to empower young innovators with opportunities to come up with ideas to solve societal challenges and be the drivers of positive change in their local communities.
It was a grand slam for Philippine Science Highschool Cagayan Valley Campus for winning the championship and the 3rd spot for the first ever Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2023 competition in the Philippines.

Held at the Discovery Suites Manila in Ortigas, today's assembly is a milestone for Team Intellinnovators as its marks the pilot in Samsung x #STEM Students: Tech Solutions for Social Impact since its inaugural .

The first Top 10 young innovators representing the Philippines in the roster of international winners of Solve for Tomorrow were lauded for making it to the finals.

And Team Intellinnovators of Philippine Science Highschool Cagayan Valley Campus emerged as the country’s first Solve for Tomorrow Grand Champion with its "Intellimeter: Smart Electric Management System with App Interface" idea. Enzo Abad, Ethan Bautista, Resha Gasoar and Zion of Team Intellinnovators bested 206 entries received from Grades 8-10 students of government-managed Science High nationwide, scoring ₱960,000 total in winnings.

As the Grand Prize winner, Team Intellinnovators received Samsung devices worth up to ₱650,000 for their school, ₱190,000 worth of Samsung devices for the team and their teacher adviser, ₱100,000 cash prize for team members, and P 20,000 cash prize for faculty adviser.

2nd place was awarded to Bansud NHS - Regional Science High School while 3rd place also goes to Philippine Science High School - Cagayan Valley Campus for its "TomPost Agricultural Waste Compost Processor."

After a round of mentoring from Samsung Philippines representatives, the top 10 teams were asked to present their proposal to an esteemed panel of judges, composed of Monchito Ibrahim, Vice President of the Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Association of the Philippines and Member of the National Innovation Council; Jaton Zulueta, Founder and Executive Director of AHA Learning Center; Shumate Royo, Growth and Strategy Consultant, Community and Startup Enabler, Program Director and Non Profit Advisor; Dr. Ria C. Canlas, Founder of Po Lite Technology, Director of Center of Innovation, National University, and Executive Member of the National Innovation Council; and Yna Quimson, Head of Corporate Marketing, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation.

Meaningful innovations for a better tomorrow

Solve for Tomorrow is a global competition of Samsung Electronics that aims to empower STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students to share and realize their ideas, turning them into practical solutions that can create an impact on the local community.

Since its global launch in 2010, Samsung Solve for Tomorrow has benefited over 2 million people and has expanded to 50 other countries, with the Philippines being the latest addition this 2023.

Launched with the support of the Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Solve for Tomorrow is part of Samsung’s CSR vision of Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People. Its mission is simple: to empower and support the next generation to achieve their full potential and pioneer positive social changes.

Min Su Chu, President of SEPCO Philippines said: “At Samsung, it is our long-held belief that our company thrives when our employees, partners, and communities thrive. We are committed to empowering communities – now, and for the future. Solve for Tomorrow is a testament to this, which manifests our global CSR vision of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People.’ It is our goal to always find opportunities to support providing education for future generations, and we want to empower future innovators to achieve their full potential.”