Announcing the 2017 Imagine Cup UK National Finalists
Published Mar 21 2019 04:51 AM 583 Views
First published on MSDN on Apr 20, 2017

The Imagine Cup UK Finals 2017 are only a day away and we are very excited to announce the UK Finalists for this year’s competition.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year.

The standards were higher than ever, probably because of the whopping 100,000 at stake for the worldwide winners. We had over 400 people sign up to the UK Imagine Cup competition and our team had the hard job of narrowing it down to just 10 teams. They have all already achieved so much by making it this far, but we can’t wait to see them in action.

Here are our 10 UK Finalists…

Smart Filter

University: University of Cambridge

Team members: · David Adeboye

Utilising machine learning and cognitive services to predict the best Instagram filter for photos.

Peach Reality

University: University College London

Team members:
Timur Kuzhagaliyev
Fraser Savage
Laura Foody

A platform for medical specialists to study, annotate and share holographic patient cases using Microsoft HoloLens and several other platforms.


University: University of Oxford

Team members: Keisuke Kishi

The world's first remote and interactive farming platform for urban consumers


University: University College London

Team members:

· Marco Concetto Rudilosso

· Janos Potecki

· Martí Serra Vivancos

Scaffolding Exercise Assignment Tool (SEAT) is a tool that aims to improve the learning and teaching experience in programming courses.

Obviously Games

University: Abertay University

Team members:

· Jack Gullen

· Cameron McPherson

· Michael Brown

A co-operative virtual reality and HoloLens game where players must work together to win.

Pocket Sized Hands

University: Abertay University

Team members:

· Gary McCartan

· Alan Yeats

· Rory Thomson

Honeypot Espionage is an online VR multiplayer shooter, focused on stealth combat. Acting as a Spy, you are completely invisible when stood still, but you will begin to materialize if you move, fire a weapon or set a trap. The last man standing wins.


University: University of Birmingham

Team members: · Sunbir Alam

A Blockchain timestamping application aiming to decentralize digital data ownership

Team Donaco

University: Imperial College London

Team members:

· Suleiman Mashini

· Philippe Torbey

· Michael Moses

Aiming to revolutionise the donation industry by facilitating the relationship between charities and donors. Donaco will bring trustworthy charities to you directly related to the content you read.

House Match

University: Imperial College London

Team members:

· Rishi Rabheru

· Anthony Alridge

· Ashley See

Matching you to your future housemates and house.


University: University of Surrey

Team members:

· Matt Dean

· Sam Aigbotsua

· Wilson Ching

A web app that digitalizes in-restaurant purchases.

These teams will be presenting to our expert panel of judges on the 21 st of April, with the securing a spot at the worldwide Imagine Cup Finals in Seattle this July for a chance to win $100k!

Stay tuned to find out who makes it through. For more details on the Imagine Cup see and
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