IMAGINE CUP 2013: UK, AUSTRIA, PORTUGAL nicks GOLD, team Nigeria bows out with heads high up

Microsoft announces worldwide Imagine Cup winners, awards more than $1 million in cash and prizes July 11, 2013.Student teams are recognized in St. Petersburg, Russia, for innovative apps and games.

— Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners of the 11th annual Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs to create innovative projects and ultimately bring those ideas to market. Winning projects were announced for the three major Competition categories —
Innovation, Games and World Citizenship
— as well as three product-specific Challenges and eight special awards fromImagine Cup sponsors.

The winners were announced at the Imagine Cup Awards
Ceremony, held at the historic Alexandrinsky Theater and
attended by more than 800 students, judges, awards Partners, Russian dignitaries and members of the media from around the world. The ceremony was the culmination of a four-day competition and celebration of bringing ideas to life through technology and teamwork.

Eighty-seven student teams from 71 countries competed in the Worldwide Finals after winning local and online
competitions around the world. Microsoft has awarded cash and other prizes valued at more than $1 million throughout the yearlong Imagine Cup competition, including awards for the winning teams at the Worldwide Finals event this week.
“For the past 11 years, Imagine Cup has been a place of
inspiration and innovation for students around the world,”
said Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president and
chief evangelist at Microsoft. “The students participating in
this competition demonstrate the very best in innovation
from their home countries and together are creating new
apps, innovations and services that will change the way the
worImagine Cup Worldwide Finals winners

WINNERS CATEGORIES

Innovation Category
A group of students from the United Kingdom won $50,000
as the first-place winners of the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Innovation Competition with their mobile phone application
“soundSYNK,” which creates impromptu social networks
that allow people to stream music simultaneously through a
group of phones, effectively creating a symphony of
speakers.

summary of winners in this category is shown below

• First Place, $50,000 prize: Team Colinked, United Kingdom,
Project: SoundSYNK
• Second Place, $10,000 prize: Team DORA, Slovenia,
Project: DORA
• Third Place, $5,000 prize: Team MYRA, Thailand, Project:
SkyPACS

Games Category
• First Place, $50,000 prize: Team Zeppelin Studio, Austria,
Project: Schein
• Second Place, $10,000 prize: Team Solite Studio,
Indonesia, Project: Save the Hamsters
• Third Place, $5,000 prize: Team Banzai Lightning, France,
Project: Seed

World Citizenship category
• First Place, $50,000 prize: Team for a Better World,
Portugal, Project: For a Better World
• Second Place, $10,000 prize: Team Omni-Hearing Solution,
Taiwan, Project: Omni-Hearing Solution
• Third Place, $5,000 prize: Team Confufish Royale,
Australia, Project: Foodbank Local

EXTRAS: Imagine Cup Challenge winners

Windows Azure Challenge
• First Place, $10,000 Prize: Team Y-Nots, India, Project: Zoik
It!
• Second Place, $5,000 Prize: Team nlife, Ukraine, Project:
onQuests
• Third Place, $3,000 Prize: Team LetssGo, China, Project:
Get & Put

Windows Phone Challenge
• First Place, $10,000 Prize: Team vSoft Studio, Singapore,
Project: Speak Reminder
• Second Place, $5,000 Prize: Team WeRule, Poland, Project:
Modern Drug Test
• Third Place, $3,000 Prize: Team front, Poland, Project:
Cope

Windows 8 Apps Challenge
• First Place, $10,000 Prize: Team TeamNameException,
Italy, Project: Ulixes
• Second Place, $5,000 Prize: Team Wordsapp, Germany,
Project: Wordsapp
• Third Place, $3,000 Prize: Team Clever Mind, Thailand,
Project: Vocable World

Team Nigeria participated in the WORLD CITIZENSHIP CATEGORY with their project : CARDIOLIFE, capable of monitoring and analyzing heartbeat rates, and cardio vascular activities, thus helping a great deal in the medical field to help save lives.

From us at scentsmarlc’sblog, we say kudos to team Nigeria, team lifesavers and long live PROJECT CARDIOLIFE.

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