Imagine Cup 2014: India

Microsoft’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup, returns for its 12th year with three big competitions: Games, Innovation and World Citizenship. This year, you could win a trip to compete in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., the home of Microsoft for the coveted Imagine Cup trophy and $50,000.

Get your team together, learn about the competitions, and Register now

Step-by-step guide on how to sign up, create a team, and get started on your project

List of India National Finalists

Category Team Name College Name City
World-Citizenship Argetlam IIT - Roorkee Roorkee
World-Citizenship SleepyHeads IIIT - New Delhi New Delhi
Innovation Bingya L&F IIIT - Bangalore Bangalore
Innovation Envisioners Indian School of Mines Dhanbad
World-Citizenship Game Changers Lovely Professional University Punjab
World-Citizenship Future One Vellore Institue of Technology Vellore
Games Seven Summits Backstage Pass - School of Gaming Hyderabad
Games Diversion Indian School of Mines Dhanbad
World-Citizenship iDev KIIT University Odisha
World-Citizenship Indus Graphic Era University Dehradun
Innovation Pros and App Konkan Gyanpeeth Karjat
Innovation Sangeet GGITS Jabalpur
Innovation TechnoPlanet Manav Rachna Faridabad
Innovation Dexters Manav Rachna Faridabad
World-Citizenship Brainvita Pragati Engineering college Kakinada
World-Citizenship DevAnuDutt NGF Faridabad
World-Citizenship Gizmos Tula's Institue Dehradun
Games Crustaceans College of Engineering and Technology Bhubaneswar
Innovation Iconoclast Manav Rachna Faridabad
Innovation Knock Knock Studios DPS New Delhi
Innovation Path Finders Manav Rachna Faridabad
World-Citizenship Untraceable0208 GGITM Bhopal
Games Quad Core BBIT & UK New Delhi
Innovation Benefactor Manav Rachna Faridabad


Social Media Contests

Set of activities

  1. Facebook Contest - Imagine Cup National Finalists can upload their videos on Microsoft India Student Facebook Page and generate likes and comments
  2. Twitter Contest - Imagine Cup National Finalists can create a Twitter handle for their Team and tweet about Imagine Cup 2014 and generate followers
  3. Tweet to Win – Attendees of the National Finals can tweet about Imagine Cup

Please go through the terms and conditions document below.

Terms and Conditions for Social Media Contest

Imagine Cup Details

This year for Imagine Cup we have three primary competitions: Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. While general information on these competitions can be found on our website we want you to understand why we have these themes and what we expect from them.

  • World Citizenship: This category is most similar to past Imagine Cup contests which emphasized solving global problems in areas such as health, the environment, and human rights. Projects in this category are primarily judged based on the problem they’re addressing and the likely impact the project will have.
  • Innovation: This category is not based on global problems at all. Instead we are looking for projects with a strong consumer appeal and a gee-whiz quality that will surprise and delight a broad audience. Projects in this category are primarily judged based on the creative innovation they offer. Projects in the Innovation category that attempt to address global problems do not receive any points for doing so; those projects really belong in World Citizenship and will probably not be competitive in Innovation.
  • Games: Join the global game revolution. The global videogame market is now estimated at $66 billion dollars, that the number of schools with game programs or degrees has increased rapidly and that the Games competition was the most popular Imagine Cup contest last year.

Imagine Cup – India So Far and Now

Winners of Windows Azure Challenge

1ST PLACE WINNER
Team: Y-Nots

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Come Lets bring Imagine Cup 2014 to INDIA!!

We started this season with a Bang!! Winners from India in Imagine cup 2014 Global online challenges include:

Category: Pitch video challenge

Team: Chaos Curry
Project Title: Fun with Physics
Competition: [Games Honorable Mention]

Team: COMMON MAN
Project Title: brain enhancement
Competition: [Innovation Honorable Mention]

Category: Project Blueprint challenge

Team: Ideator
Project Title: Just Born
Competition: [Games Honorable Mention]

Team: IceBreakers
Project Title: Callout
Competition: [World Citizenship Honorable Mention]

Team: SHIPRA
Project Title: Traffic Shipra
Competition: [Innovation Honorable Mention]

India National Finals

We know you all are anticipating National finals and here is the process and requirements to qualify for the event. As you're preparing for Imagine Cup 2014 with your projects, below are the important dates.

Dates to remember Event
March 10, 2014 India National Finals - Project Submission Deadline
March 25, 2014 Result Declaration - Finalists for IC India National Finals.
April 28 & 29, 2014 India National Finals
Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) - G.L.Bajaj Institute of Technology & Management,
Campus- Plot No. 2, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida, Distt. G.B.Nagar,
U.P., India Pin-201306.
April 29, 2014 Final deadline for submitting updates or newer versions of presentation materials for Worldwide Semi-finals
June, 2014 Worldwide Semi Finals of Imagine Cup 2014
July, 2014 Finals of Imagine Cup 2014 – Seattle, United States of America.

Qualifying Process to National finals

Set of activities:

  1. Complete the Questionnaire
  2. Fill in your App summary details in the App Summary Document
  3. Make a video of your project with the content mentioning about your team, your entire project and scope of your project, and upload that video to Skydrive
  4. Submit your video URL, summary and questionnaire on the Imagine Cup website.

 

Rules for the activities:

  1. Recording should have a good clarity of audio and video.
  2. Recording should not exceed more 12 mins.
  3. Mode of Language should be English.
  4. Content should be covered properly.

Official Rules

The following rules documents are available for download in PDF format:

Here's a Step by Step Guide for uploading a file in SkyDrive.

We will add more information in coming months.

If you have any queries please write us at icindia@microsoft.com.