Microsoft, HEC partner to host Imagine Cup local finals

STAFF REPORT IBD: Bringing together the sharpest minds in the field of technology, Microsoft Pakistan, in partnership with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), has recently hosted the local finals of the Imagine Cup.
This is the worlds premier student technology competition, where all eligible students use their imagination and passion to create a technological solution. Marking its 10th year, Microsoft is holding the worldwide finals of the Imagine Cup in Sydney, Australia this July.
The local leg of this nail-biting competition was held at the Islamic University, Faisal Mosque Campus, Islamabad, where Team CELOKS proved to be the lucky winner, chosen to represent Pakistan in the worldwide finals in Sydney.
Regional finals for the Imagine Cup were held in the HEC regional centres in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore, with 46 teams getting a chance to showcase their completed projects to a diversified panel of judges from the academic and professional sector. The projects were discussed, students questioned, ranked and ultimately a total of 12 teams were selected for the final.
Speaking on the occasion, Kamal Ahmed, Country Manager Microsoft Pakistan, said, “Microsoft hosts this competition each year in different countries, the idea being that todays advancement in technology along with the imagination, passion and creativity that students have, can light up a better future for the generations to come.”

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