Regional Finals: Bangalore, India
Global Finals: Cairo, Egypt
unique prizes and cash awards, Microsoft internship opportunities and much more
What begins with a burst of inspiration and a lot of hard work can become a future software breakthrough, a future career, or a flourishing new industry. The Imagine Cup encourages young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world ? today. Now in its seventh year, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real world issues.
Open to students around the world, the Imagine Cup is a serious challenge that draws serious talent, and the competition is intense. The contest spans a year, beginning with local, regional and online contests whose winners go on to attend the global finals held in a different location every year.? The intensity of the work brings students together, and motivates the competitors to give it their all. The bonds formed here often last well beyond the competition itself.
Global Finalists of IC09 in Software Design
1st Place, Regional Finals, Software Design
“From the outset, our mentor helped us ask some very fundamental questions and ground our perceptions through rural visits. We’re a team of medical and engineering students; we believe the world’s toughest challenges can be addressed best by well rounded teams that can bring different perspectives to the table. PEARL is an acronym for Proactive Emergency Alerting and Response Loop. The concept was so well received that Pronexus, the company behind VBVoice – an integral cog in our solution, agreed to extend the software to us free of cost! We’re looking forward to running a pilot soon.”
- Team PEARL
Winner of the Imagine Cup 2008 Software Design Interoperability Award
The Interoperability Achievement Award is designed to recognize interoperable software solutions using both Microsoft and other technologies to connect people, data or diverse systems and help address real-world customer needs.
The Grand Prize was won by India?s Team SKAN: Sameet Singh Khajuria, Karun AB, Amith George and Noel Sequeira. The team?s winning project, called ENPOWER, enables organizations to reduce their CO2 emissions and environmental impact. The tool optimizes power usage for PC networks running on varied operating systems, including Windows and Linux clients.