Imagine that: Sydney hosting finals of Imagine Cup
The finals of the Imagine Cup are being held in Sydney from 6-10 July.
The Imagine Cup is billed as the world’s premier student technology competition. It involves students using their imagination and passion to create a technology solution that addresses a theme. This year it is: Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems.
The competition is ten years old. During that time it has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real-world problems. Since 2003, over 1.5 million students have participated in the Imagine Cup. This year 106 teams will represent their country after having spent a year working through regional and national competitions.
The Cup showcases Microsoft technology, but in doing so it gives the teams of students a chance to come up with creative and interesting solutions to problems. For example, the team from Poland have come up with an ingenious way of finding landmines using a mobile phone.