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The 2021 Imagine Cup is where passion meets purpose, and student innovators can bring their boldest tech ideas to life to impact our world. This year’s all-digital competition saw thousands of teams developing projects in four categories that aligned with their passions: Earth, Education, Healthcare, or Lifestyle. Students were invited to complete the Microsoft Learn Challenge as the first step in their competition journey and form teams of one to four people to leverage innovative tech, like AI, Power Platform, and Big Data, to develop a project proposal to make a difference.
We are consistently inspired by solutions students create to tackle common issues, and the 2021 competition is advancing with the selection of our World Finalist teams.
These teams are heading to the next stage of the virtual World Finals to compete for USD10,000, Azure credits, and four spots in the World Championship. Runners-up will win USD2,500 and Azure credits. During the World Finals, teams will pitch their ideas to expert judges, demo their tech, and engage in a question and answer session. Projects will be judged on their innovative use of Azure technology, accessibility and inclusion, and marketability as a business idea.
Meet the World Finalists!
Team Green Guru, United States
Project: Green Guide
Team Intelligent Hives, Poland
Project: Intelligent Hives – Bee Monitoring System
Team ProTag, New Zealand
Team SimplyLCA, Germany
Team Spiffeng, Singapore
Project: IoT Hydroponic System
Team Virtual Radiologist, Nepal
Project: Pico Sat
Team Agent of Change, Japan
Team Cafrilearn, Kenya
Team Hands-On Labs, United States
Project: Hands-On Labs – How can we enable every student to have a truly ‘hands-on’ learning experience’ online?
Team JAN/A, Czech Republic
Team Nyansapo AI, United States
Project: Digital Literacy Assessment
Team ReadAR, United States
Team Atheia, United States
Team Breathe Mongolia, Mongolia
Project: Sky Watcher
Team Cepha, United States
Team Cloud Access, Indonesia
Team Flourish, Canada
Team Intelli-Sense, India
Project: Vision – the Blind Assist
Team JBAwesome, Singapore
Project: Phychant — Development of Physical Disability and Speech Difficulties Assistant
Team K-CPR, Korea
Team Neural Bionics, United States
Project: Neural Bionics
Team REWEBA, Kenya
Project: REWEBA (Remote Well Baby)
Team Sentirech, Mexico
Team Guardian, United States
Project: Guardian: A Novel Deep-Learning Based Fall Detection and Monitoring System for Senior Citizens
Team Ubo, Tunisia
Team Assurance, United States
Project: Assurance – Re(Imagine) Safety
Team DataMasker, China
Team Detectd, India
Project: Detectd- A sophisticated Artificial Intelligence based online Deepfake Detection platform
Team EasyGov, United States
Team En#Plane, Korea
Project: HSG : Hate Speech Guard for Children
Team INTELLIVOLT, Kenya
Project: Power Monitoring System
Team Mimibot, Singapore
Team Roball Go, China
Project: Intelligent Visual Inspection Spherical Robot with Active Drive and Recovery
Team Threeotech, Thailand
Team Virtuoso Music, United States
Project: Virtuoso-Hyper-realistic AI Musician Using a Novel Multi-resolution Approach with deep convolutional neural networks
Team Zephyr Air, United States
Project: Zephyr Air
*Two World Finalist teams from Pakistan still to be announced.
Follow the action
Congratulations to all these incredible young developers for making it this far! Follow their journeys on Instagram and Twitter as they head to the World Finals to pitch their projects.
Brought to you by Dr. Ware, Microsoft Office 365 Silver Partner, Charleston SC.