Imagine Cup Winners 2015
Imagine Cup Winners 2015
Written by Sue Gee   
Saturday, 01 August 2015

Thirty three teams of students spent last week in Seattle for the 2015 Imagine Cup World Finals and now we can reveal that the team who were awarded the coveted trophy is Team eFitFashion of Brazil.

 

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Every year hundreds of student teams from around the world respond to the challenge of entering Microsoft's student technology competition, facing National Finals and World Semifinals before reaching the stage of the finals which this year (and in future) means a trip to the Microsoft Campus to compete in person.

This year more than 150 student projects from 64 countries were judged at the semifinal stage and from this pool nine teams in the Games category and twelve each in Innovation and  World Citizenship were selected to fly to Seattle. Having put the finishing touches to their projects each team gave theirs presentations to the judges in their respective categories with the following results (follow the links to meet the teams and get a description of their projects).

 

World Citizenship:

1st Place: Virtual Dementia Experience, Australia
Prize: $50,000 and a Microsoft YouthSpark Boot Camp

2nd Place: Mozter, Singapore: $10,000

3rd Place: Prognosis, Greece: $5,000


Innovation:

1st Place: eFitFashion, Brazil

Prize: $50,000  and a Microsoft Ventures Boot Camp

2nd Place: NoObs, Azerbaijan: $10,000

3rd Place: Siymb, United Kingdom: $5,000


Games:

1st Place: IzHard, Russia
Prize: $50,000 and a PAX Boot Camp

2nd Place: Kuality Games, Netherlands: $10,000

3rd Place: Thief, China: $5,000

 

For the final stage of the competition, held at the Washington State Convention Center, each of the three winning teams competed live on stage answering questions from the celebrity judge panel, including Alex Kipman, inventor of HoloLens, and Jens Bergensten, Lead Designer of Minecraft! and Thomas Middleditch, star of the hit HBO show "Silicon Valley." 

The judges were asked to decide which of the following three projects should be the overall winner.

  • Virtual Dementia Experience: simulates the effects of aging and dementia in a virtual environment, so that cognitively intact people can gain an appreciation of the issues confronting people with dementia.
     
  • eFitFashion: aim to connect customers, seamstresses and clothing firms all over the world for "Clothes For Me" an online marketplace develop to sell custom made and tailored clothes.

  • IzHard: OVIVO is 2D puzzle-platform in which the game world is divided into black and white spaces, each of which have different gravity directions. The character can transit from one color zone to another to overcome obstacles. The player’s goal is to beat the game, by solving game puzzles and finding a symbol on every level that opens next part of the story.

 

Reflecting the welcome trend of more girls being interested in app development, each of the three teams had both male and female members.imagcupefitBrazil

The winning team, eFitFashion comes from São Paulo, Brazil and has three members, Juliana Perani, Bianca Canezim Letti and Daniel Tsuha. In addition to taking home the trophy, they will meet with Satya Nadella to show him their project. 

You can see their presentation in this video:

 

 

Registration is already open for the 2016 Imagine World Cup and students aged 16 or older who will be enrolled as students between 1 January 2015 and 31 July 2016 are eligible. A team is up to four eligible students. Projects can be purely software or software and hardware and need to use either Windows, Windows Phone, or Windows Azure.

 

 

 

More Information

Imagine Cup Website

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Imagine Cup Winners 2014 

 

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