Microsoft launches tech competition

Imagine Cup 2014 aimed at promoting innovation

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Microsoft launches tech competition Michael Mansour, DPE Lead, Microsoft Gulf
By  Helen Gaskell Published  April 19, 2014

Microsoft has launched the 12th edition of the Imagine Cup, a global student technology programme and competition.

Imagine Cup is a competition where students, across all disciplines, team up and create applications, games and integrated solutions that aims to change the way people play, live and work.

Michael Mansour, DPE Lead, Microsoft Gulf said, "The Imagine Cup is Microsoft's initiative to encourage young students to utilise their imagination and creativity for innovative technological advancements that can further address real-world issues. Imagine Cup compliments Microsoft's commitment to create social and economic opportunity through programmes and products that can transform education, foster local innovation, drive future prosperity and enable jobs and opportunities within UAE and worldwide."

The UAE final will take place on 21 April, 2014 at Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), Dubai.

The top five finalists are: Innov8 and I-Connect, both from American University of Sharjah; M.S.A, from Ajman University of Science and Technology; FRESH, from Ajman University of Science and Technology and Heroes, from the University of Wollongong. These finalists will demonstrate their projects to the Microsoft judging panel, which will determine the winner.

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