Microsoft announces Imagine Cup winners
Manama , April 29, 2012
Microsoft has announced the top three winning teams in the Bahrain Imagine Cup 2012 competition held at Isa Cultural Center in Juffair.
The event was held under the patronage of eGovernment Authority CEO Mohamed Ali Al Qaed with the support of Zain Bahrain.
Team "FutureTorch–“LIGHTS" got the first place while the second place was taken by Team “Heart Engineers: “ECG” : while the third place went to “The- B: (SNS)” team.
"FutureTorch–“LIGHTS, came in first in the Software Design category, giving them the chance represent Bahrain at the worldwide finals which to be held in Sydney, Australia in July 2012.
The audience voted for their favorite team for the “People Choice Award” through Twitter and SMS and “Team Futuristic Vision: ‘New me’ won the title by gaining the highest number of votes.
The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premiere technology competition, which encourages students to use their imagination to create innovative technology solutions that can help address some of the world’s toughest issues.
Themed: “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems”, the top three winning teams were selected based on their ability to present innovative solutions that tackle challenges in healthcare, interactive learning, communication and transportation.
The competition which is supported by Bahrain eGovernment Authority (eGA) and Zain Bahrain, is targeted for students between the age of 16 years and 26 years, empowering them to use their creative and technical abilities to make a positive impact on society. –TradeArabia News Service