Meet the 2023 Imagine Cup World Finalists
Published Mar 01 2023 09:15 AM 79.1K Views


The Imagine Cup, Microsoft's premier student technology competition, has once again drawn the attention of young and aspiring tech enthusiasts from all over the world. With its mission to empower the next generation of creators and problem-solvers, the competition has seen an overwhelming response from students who are eager to showcase their innovative ideas, deepen their business acumen and technical learning and make a positive impact on society.


With cutting-edge Azure and AI solutions addressing societal issues, the top teams heading to the world finals have put an incredible amount of research, skilling and teamwork into their quest for excellence.


The next step for these teams will be pitching their ideas to expert judges, where they will be required to give demonstrations of their tech and engage in a question and answer session as they compete for over USD50,000 in prizing and a chance to make it to the World Championship. Projects will be judged on their innovative use of Azure technology, accessibility and inclusion, and feasibility as a business idea.


Those that make it to the final 3 will then further perfect their projects with support from Microsoft mentors until they present again in May and the winning team will take home the grand prize of USD100,000 and a mentoring session with Microsoft Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella.


In this blog, we will take a closer look at these talented teams and their groundbreaking projects that are sure to inspire and excite you.






Alert Heart, United States


Project: A wireless monitoring device to detect heart attacks and alert the caretakers.



Blindl-e, Brazil


Project: A translator of digital texts into the braille pattern, with the aim of improving and enabling the teaching of braille and access to culture for the visually impaired.


Boomerang, United States


Project: A smart, portable resistance training system that utilizes AI-coached training, real-time data tracking, resistance feedback from sensors, personalized fitness plans, and balance exercises to prevent muscle loss and imbalances due to ageing.



Disco, Canada


Project: Disco is a drug discovery platform that allows university-aged students to identify potential treatments for incurable diseases, by combining multiple datasets, graph traversals and quantum computing.



Eupnea, United States


Project: Eupnea is the complete package that provides tuberculosis patients and health care providers with a low-cost solution to save lives and eradicate tuberculosis.



Fluid Data Stream, United States


Project: HAPI is a web app to help people to execute machine learning techniques such as exploratory data, preprocessing, and model building without code.



Hamiltonian History, United States


Project: An immersive game-based history learning platform which gamifies K-8 classrooms by sending students back in time.  Featuring a multiplayer RPG world of the United States packed with quests, political simulations, and battles spanning from 1774 to 1864.



Hearing Loss Glasses, Brazil


Project: Glasses created to revolutionize the lives of people with hearing impairments. With a modern design and cutting-edge technology, the glasses caption what the user is listening to, making communication much easier and more natural.



Naymat Khaana, United States


Project: A mobile app for utilization of surplus food items in households in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the wastage of resources in producing, processing, transporting and preparation of food.




Outset, United States


Project: Outset have created a digital wardrobe management platform. Outset’s technology automatically captures purchasing data and catalogues inventory listings which sync a user’s digital wardrobe. Users can track, view, and monetize the closets with the click of a button.



PAQHA, Ecuador


Project: A mobile application that serves as an intermediary between food producers and supermarkets for direct delivery so that producers can be treated fairly in terms of payment for products.



Recipeats, United States


Project: An app designed to recommend healthy meal plans and recipes. It also offers recommendations for people who wish to eat out by listing local restaurants offering the dishes.



Scraft, United States


Project: Scraft is an AI writing tutor that empowers the way students write by providing thought-provoking prompts, personalized feedback, and suggestions.



The Bigger Picture, United States


Project: A browser extension that can automatically detect images and generate alt text when a page is loaded using a serverless function that calls the Azure Image description API.



TIF3, United States


Project: Aimo! is a digital daily task board that provides a space for members to interact with their community one small change at a time. The aim is to incentivize community members to help one another and improve exposure to local or volunteer events.



wav3, United States


Project: Audible Motion is a real-time, two-way translation app between English and American Sign Language for people with hearing impairments.





AlbaCare, Singapore


Project: A sensor-based 'ageing in place' system designed for families with an elderly relative living alone.



BIOME'22, India


Project: BIOME enables unsupervised growth of organic food anywhere and anytime without any technical expertise.

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CS-M Tool, Thailand


Project: CS-M Tool (Cardiac Self-Monitoring Tool) is a medical device that allows anyone to get a regular heart checkup.



deStigma, Singapore


Project: deStigma is an AI-powered application that aids psychiatrists in the detection of autism spectrum disorder in children. It equips psychiatrists with empirical statistics and analysis on their patients, empowering them to make data-driven decisions.



EN#EyeTist, Korea


Project: EyeTist is a web service for people who have difficultly using their hand. It recognizes the user's face and allows them to draw with only facial movements.



Leaf Scope, PRC


Project: Plant Mind uses lightweight convolutional neural network algorithms to  extract detailed features and train high-precision models to accurately identify crop diseases. Through the use of Microsoft intelligent cloud Azure cloud platform, based on the MobileNetV3 lightweight model for training, the obtained model can reach more than a 90% recognition rate. 



Marine Pioneer, PRC


Project: Marine Pioneer, with its simple structure and strong practicability, is a marine buoy that can break through the limitations of traditional ocean buoys and realize self-power supply by using the wave energy in the working environment. It can be used in many scenarios, such as channel lighting, marine sensing and marine measurement, and thus can become the basis for constructing a marine monitoring network.



MoonChick, Indonesia


MoonChick is a smart collaborative system for broiler livestock business using big data analytics, machine learning, and IoT technology to capture data and also low internet access for rural area.



naVIgaSION, Singapore


Project: Providing technical solutions to provide equal rights to visually impaired people in order to make a real-life impact.



SIPSARA, Sri Lanka


Project: A web-based application that measures and develops the skills of children with Down Syndrome in Sri Lanka. Using an e-learning system the objective of this project is to develop a reliable and efficient approach to predicting the development of children with Down syndrome. 



SnaillyProject, Indonesia


Project: Snaily is an application that allows parents to control and monitor their children's internet activities to ensure online safety.



Team HIVE, Nepal


Project: Sanchar is a technology-based solution aimed at bridging the communication gap between hearing- or speech-impaired individuals and the rest of the world, enabling individuals using sign language to have a better lifestyle.



Team PNP, Nepal


Project: Smart goggles that detect their surroundings through a camera-fed AI model to inform visually impaired users.



Team Reach, Philippines


Project: Harnessing the power of AI to create an affordable accessible computer user experience including eye-tracking cursors and text-to-speech typing.



Team VISIONEO, India


Project: Netram assists visually impaired people to assist them to navigate through bustling public places like metro stations.



The Green Tycoon, Sri Lanka


Project: CarboMeter simplifies Carbon Accounting by offering an innovative, real-time mobile-based emission management system using the latest technologies for organizations to monitor, achieve emission goals, reduce carbon taxes, and encourage going greener.





CAi, Kenya

CAi is an AI-powered wearable device that detects seizures both prior to occurrence and in real time and alerts caretakers. It uses the patient's vital signs and body movements to detect seizure like symptoms.




Enventorz Tech, Pakistan


Project: Store Karo proposes a framework for improving the shelf life of perishable food crops using IoT technology and a smart storage chamber. The implementation of this system has the potential to reduce post-harvest mango loss by converting from traditional storage methods thay create waste.



Human Life Saviours, Pakistan


Project: Genetic subtype of MGMT prediction using MRI. The aim of this project is to design a model that can efficiently and accurately predict the MGMT status of a gene that is either methylated or unmethylated.



iBoost, Kenya


Project: iBoost is a smart signal amplifier which leverages Azure Machine Learning, Bing Maps platform, and a host of other Microsoft technologies to bring an end to the internet connectivity and cellular network challenges brought about by poor network coverage.



Illumniatorz, UAE


Project: Piezoelectric Based Energy Source Model for Street lights will help generate energy and convert it into electricity. Piezoelectric converters will generate energy from cars and use it in street lighting and other applications. The project relies on piezoelectricity, which in turn produces electric charges and provides energy.


Institution based transport system (IBTRS), Nigeria


Project: Based on a shuttle management system, IBTRS uses a telegram bot and RFID system to book shuttles at an affordable price for institutions, students and workers and maximize efficiency.



Journovolt, Pakistan


Project: Journovolt aims to introduce an automated news reporting channel which reports authentic, genuine, bias-free news while simultaneously reducing the expenses and cost that are required to run a usual news broadcasting channel.



Kinder-Learn with AR, Pakistan



Kinder-Learn harnesses the power of Augmented Reality to normalize virtual educational platforms for children and provide opportunities for education and learning. The team created an augmented reality-based education application using Unity 3D Platform and Vuforia SDK for preschool children.



Laso, UK


Project: Laso introduces a personalized real-time risk prognosis tool assessing patients’ risk and status to assist in the event of critically ill patients deteriorating unexpectedly and requiring immediate transfers from hospital beds to intensive care units (ICUs).



Mimea, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Project: A smart mirror made on a Raspberry PI, connected with Azure services. It offers a cost-effective smart mirror, aimed at aiding people who are suffering from dementia and Alzheimers.



Paramount, South Africa


Project: Litterbug addresses the lack of participation in recycling through a gamification approach. Users earn points and badges for recycling and can also use the app to identify the correct bin to use.



RIM Energy, Kenya


Project: RIM NEXTGEN is a Smart LPG regulator that improves safety, monitors consumption, detects gas leaks, alerts on refill, and measures carbon footprint to reduce GHG emissions in African households.



Score More, Kenya


Project: Udhamini web app is a platform that gives students access to a centralized repository of scholarships to make opportunities easier to find and ensure that students don't miss deadlines.



Smart Farmer, Kenya


Project: Smart Farm aims to increase agricultural production in order to help reduce food waste using technology.



TAWI, Kenya


Project: TAWI is a home-based software app that helps children with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) improve their auditory skills. It includes noise cancellation, sound amplification, speech-to-text conversion, and auditory training exercises.



Wastestars, Kenya


Project: Allwaste aims to design a smart waste collection system that allows citizens to choose and post the various types of solid waste they want to dispose of on the website and for garbage collectors. 

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Congratulations to all these incredible young developers for making it this far! Follow their journeys on Instagram and Twitter as they head to the World Finals to pitch their projects.


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