NUST Team Wins Imagine Cup Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Microsoft Pakistan announced the Pakistan winners of Imagine Cup 2020 at Pak-China Friendship Center, Islamabad.
Imagine Cup is a global competition for students aged 16 years and above. For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition to bring their unique tech solutions to life.
Throughout the Imagine Cup competition, Microsoft Pakistan continues to foster innovation among students and enables them to transform their ambitions into reality.
The Imagine Cup Pakistan winner was a team from NUST. Their idea to use augmented reality to connect its users with the physical world was the winner among 60 finalist teams from across the country.
Congratulating the winners of this year’s national finals Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri said “Imagine Cup is all about innovation, transformation and what comes next. Imagine cup continues to cultivate a spirit of social and technological entrepreneurship, empowering students to use their creativity to address real societal problems through technology.
“We have seen extremely innovative ideas coming in and the students who have been participating especially in the imagine cup and so many of them have gone on to establish their own startups that are now becoming multimillion-dollar companies. I am proud of our students for participating in this Global event and I am sure they will bring laurels for Pakistan.”
The team will now represent Pakistan at the upcoming regional semifinals in Amsterdam and Holland, to compete among global teams for over $20,000. The top two will win spots to advance to the 2020 Imagine Cup World Championship. During their Regional Final journey, teams will also have the chance to participate in an Entrepreneurship Day from the US Department of Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) to refine their business pitches, receive mentorship from Microsoft experts.