Microsoft announces 2016 Imagine Cup World Finalists

Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finalists

Imagine Cup is the Microsoft’s premier global student technology competition. Today, Microsoft announced 2016 Imagine Cup World Finalists. These 35 teams will  come to Seattle to compete in the Imagine Cup World Finals from July 26 – 29. The winner will have the coveted Imagine Cup and the grand prize, a private mentoring session with our CEO, Satya Nadella.

The journey to the Imagine Cup World Finals started way back in August, when students began forming their teams at schools all across the globe. Since then, they have poured their hearts and souls into their solutions and competed in dozens of National Finals, taking great projects from just an idea to competition-grade execution.

To get to this point, more than 150 top teams from National Finals events went on to our World Semifinals, where they were judged by a global panel of MVPs, industry experts and Microsoft staff. Our judges were asked to select only the best, most compelling projects from teams vying to move on to the World Finals, the final stage of the competition. At the World Finals, the remaining teams will compete to be crowned as the champions in their respective categories and the chance to win $50,000.

Tune into the World Championship livestream at 9 a.m. PT on July 29 to catch all the action.

Check out the finalists list below,

Games:

Team NameCountryProject Name & Description
None DevelopersIndonesiaFroggy and the Pesticide: Puzzle game designed to instill environmental awareness
PH21ThailandTimelie: Stealth puzzle game with unique gameplay
Tower UpBrazilSonho de Jequi: Game where the object is to collect as much water as possible
VanguardsBahrainApollo X: Horror game that uses virtual reality, biofeedback technology and a mobile phone
Digital InteractiveSouth AfricaOf Dragon and Sheep: 3D game where the hero saves sheep from dragons
Shooting Star StudiosSpainThe Void: Game where players must fight their fears to move forward
Infinite PizzaRussiaPartycles: Action-puzzle game designed to teach elementary particles and nuclear physics
Studio AtticSouth KoreaAttic over Attic: Action game for kids aged 8-13
SapientUnited KingdomHexWorld: 3D adventure game featuring an interactive world

Innovation:

Team NameCountryProject Name & Description
Black.aiAustraliaAni: Computer vision and machine learning system that enables living spaces to react to how we use them
CloveNew ZealandClove: Online platform that connects consumers to home-chefs so they can access healthy food at take-out convenience
Bit MastersSri LankaAM Plus: Low-cost, easy-to-use, intelligent digital signage platform
ENTyRomaniaENTy: Medical solution that tracks balance and posture
OctaveFranceOctave: New, intuitive solution for learning to play piano
KinectGartenHong KongKinectGarten: App to help students do homework using interactive games
Axe JuliusIndiaStreamer: App that distributes eBooks in a new and innovative way
Biomachine IndustrialJapanBionic Scope: Wearable device for visual extension triggered by bioelectrical signal
ImeiDBGuatemalaImeiDB: App designed to help fight cell phone theft
BasiliskTunisiaProtectMe: Device designed to help patients monitor diabetes
LadybugTurkeyAnalytiKids: Robot designed to help kids learn math and programming basics
HealthxUnited StatesHealthx: Solution designed to help doctors and patients diagnose amblyopia
Dark Side DucksItalyMoon Slice: Game controller designed for people with motor impairments

World Citizenship:

Team  NameCountryProject Name & description
YuuySingaporeSocial Robot-Ruth: Robot designed to assist seniors with medications, appointments and entertainment
Home GuardiansCroatiaJuvo: Solution leveraging smart sensors to make homes safer for children
DermaTrackCyprusDermaTrack: Cloud-powered mobile platform with tools for skin lesion tracking and melanoma detection
AMANDAGreeceAMANDA: Intelligent ICT-based approach for bullying detection and intervention
MEDCasesHungaryMEDCases: Virtual reality app designed to improve the safe and correct medical diagnosis of patients
PSYLLOSOFTPolandMATIA: Mobile device designed to help sight impaired people navigate their surroundings
BoneyCareChinaBoneyCare: Cloud-powered app designed to treat speech impairments such as stuttering
VRMotionGermanyVRMotion: App designed to help stroke patients recover motor skills
Another TeamEcuadorBrailLearn: App that enables sighted and blind people to communicate
EyeusMexicodEYEgnostico: App designed to provide medical diagnoses by scanning the human eye
The Humane TeamNigeriaHumane Team: App designed to help visually impaired navigate smartphones
Night’s WatchTunisiaSmart Hand: Prosthetic smart hand for those who have lost one or more limbs
iShooTaiwanAsthma Keeper: Wearable spirometer and app for asthma patients

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