is a global competition that offers up to USD100,000 and challenges student developers to create
cloud-based solutions that will change the world
. To empower Imagine Cup competitors with more opportunities to build their cloud development skills, Microsoft launched the Big Idea Challenge and asked competitors to pitch their Imagine Cup ideas and plans for a chance to win cash, Azure credit, and mentoring to take their projects to the next level.
The pitches submitted showcased student passion to change the world and the top submissions used the cloud to make their dreams a reality. The competitors submitted incredible pitches that demonstrated the power of Azure with 36% of submissions leveraging App Services, 21% focusing on Machine Learning, and 12% utilizing Cognitive Services and AI. Congratulations to all Big Idea Challenge winners below, we were impressed by your work and can not wait to see how far you take your Big Idea in the Imagine Cup!
XVision is a system designed to automatically detect anomalies and diseases encountered anywhere in the human body. With radiologist-level accuracy, XVision analyzes common medical X-ray images with the help of Azure Machine Learning and Azure Functions.
Datax is a data exchange platform built on blockchain. It comprises of two functions: Workforce that allows AI researchers and companies to crowdsource training data, and Marketplace that empowers businesses to commercialize data assets.
rientiQ detects the possibility to develop breast cancer in young adult women using gene sequencing and analysis with quantum machine learning.
Congratulations to all three winning teams! We must also congratulate our honorable mention teams, each of whom also submitted an excellent Big Idea, and will also receive $600 in Azure credits as well as feedback from our esteemed judges for their efforts.
Now that the Big Idea contest has completed, you should start gearing up to submit your project to the 2018 Imagine Cup Global Competition! If you haven't already,
for the Imagine Cup. Countries around the world are setting up their National Finals as you read this, so please keep an eye on
your Account page
for more details on how and when to submit your project. The competition is heating up with the 2018 Imagine Cup and we can't wait to see what you all have in store for us!