Higher Education Commission & Microsoft are collaborating to bring Microsoft’s Imagine Cup – the prestigious student technology competition, bringing together student innovators from all over the world.
This is an amazing opportunity for the youth of Pakistan to participate and utilize their potential by bringing their imagination and their passion towards creating technological solutions, their Final Year Projects and compete to win up to $100,000 USD.
Microsoft along with HEC is striving for nurturing innovation and transforming technology among the youth of Pakistan. It is hoped that the platform made available through this collaborated effort will help students of Pakistan in recognition of their innovative ideas and relative projects.
What’s new in Imagine Cup 2018?
We’ve made some big changes to Imagine Cup, here is a quick summary:
- Up to $100,000 prize for the winning team
- All technology projects are welcome, no longer bound by categories
- Maximum three (3) members per team
- Technology will be the primary judging criteria
Get Started with Microsoft Imagine Cup
Step 1: Register for the competition
Step 2: Create or Join an Imagine Cup Team
- Imagine Cup teams are made of up to three eligible students. You can create a team from your profile page.
Step 3: Submit your project
- Please note, that the project video (either a demonstration of your project or a presentation) is the most important component of your project for the Regional Finals.
You can submit and check the status of your entry from your Account page. The plan of submission for both regional and national finals of Pakistan is listed below.
Imagine Cup 2018 Schedule for Pakistan
To ensure quality output, the competing teams from Pakistan are initially evaluated in Regional Finals that are held in different cities. The winning teams compete for National Finals to select a National Winner.
A mix of judges both from Academia (as directed by HEC) and industry evaluate the solutions during both rounds. Both Regional, as well as National Finals evaluations, are made based on team’s deliverables submitted online on the Imagine Cup Portal.
Below, please take note of the important dates for Pakistan Imagine Cup 2018 plan: