Extreme Tech Challenge to partner with Samsung

Extreme Tech Challenge, the world’s largest startup competition and ecosystem for entrepreneurs addressing global challenges, have partnered with Samsung Electronics, the global tech giant, to launch their latest startup competition: 

The Samsung Climate & Circularity Tech Challenge 


Since Samsung announced its New Environmental Strategy last year, the company has been closely working with startups to invest in and develop innovative technologies for a better planet. To continue this effort, Samsung and XTC will hold the Samsung Climate & Circularity Tech Challenge, which will focus on the topics of circular economy and climate change.


The Challenge seeks to identify tech that augments Samsung’s New Environmental Strategy, and address:

♻️  Resource Circularity – Resource Processing, Resource Sorting, and Resource Extraction

♻️  Climate Change Innovation – Carbon Emission Measurement & Management, Carbon Emission Reduction & Offsets

Select tech may be considered for implementation into Samsung’s wide range of products and associated manufacturing processes.

The global challenge is open to tech for good founders and innovators, whose ideas could form part of the next generation of home electronics including TVs, smartphones, tablets, home appliances & more.


“At Samsung, we are committed to discovering innovative technology that can contribute to our environment, in cooperation with the startup community. This challenge will provide an avenue for future innovators to showcase their solutions to today’s environmental problems.”
Soojin Kim
Head of the Corporate Sustainability Center, &  Executive Vice President at Samsung Electronics


“We are delighted to announce the Samsung Climate & Circularity Tech Challenge & partnership with Samsung. The XTC pairs creativity with innovation, bringing tech for good to the global stage. For our entrepreneurs, challenge events are an opportunity to raise capital, network with global leaders, and access world-class mentorship to help them pioneer technological breakthroughs that address our most extreme global challenges.”
Young Sohn
Co-Founder of Extreme Tech Challenge, Founding Managing Director of Walden Catalyst Ventures, & Chairman of the Board at HARMAN International.


Applications open on July 3rd and close on July 31, 2023. Finalists will be announced on August 28, 2023 ahead of the live final event on September 18, 2023.

Exposure on such an influential global stage will give all entrepreneurs access to corporate executives, VCs and open up the potential for investment and corporate strategic partnership. The winner will be allocated presence with Samsung’s exhibition during CES 2024. Extreme Tech Challenge is extremely proud to be able to facilitate these opportunities through its partnership with Samsung.

Please visit our website for more information on the competition, or apply here by July 31, 2023! 

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