First published on MSDN on Jun 04, 2014


Wow! Our global judging panel has concluded their evaluations of more than 170 student projects from 76 countries in our World Semifinals round and they've found some incredible work. Imagine Cup student teams built projects that are fun, fascinating, surprising, and even life-changing. And now Microsoft will fly 35 top teams to Seattle at the end of July for the 2014 World Finals .

Watch the Webcast!


Our webseries Imagine Cup TV is back with a special episode! We cover every single team, talk about their projects, and get insights into technology industry trends from our guests including:

  • Akhtar Badshah of Microsoft Citizenship speaking on the use of technology for social good in the World Citizenship category

  • Rahul Sood of Microsoft Ventures speaking on student startups and the Innovation category

  • Andrew Parsons , longtime Imagine Cup games guru, talking about the latest trends in videogames


Watch it now thanks to Channel 9!

Main Competitions


Here are the winning teams! Click on each team's name to learn more about their project or visit our World Finalists page to see all the project descriptions together for easy reading!

Games


Team Name Country Project Name
Liaison Team Brazil Liaison
Illogic Egypt Puppy in Bubble
AnarTeam France Anarcute
Spotlight Games Germany Mr. Skyjump
Genesis Greece Dementia: Tales of Blackthorn Manor
Seven Summits India Petite
Team NewAge Jamaica Project Exit
Bomon Korea Under bed
Animus Philippines FitPals
Brainy Studio Russia TurnOn

Innovation


Team Name Country Project Name
ButterFly Bahrain Nail Polish Mixer
Chemicalium Bosnia and Herzegovina Chemicalium
claVision Canada claVision (Visual Automatic Piano Music Transcription)
ij Developers Cyprus LADYBUG
Tep Hungary Tep
Reverse Italy Reverse
Kazokugurumi Japan Kazokugurumi
Estimeet New Zealand Estimeet
Vanguard United Kingdom Ripple
flipped.uy Uruguay flipped
Food&Gram Venezuela Food & Gram

World Citizenship


Team Name Country Project Name
Eyenaemia Australia Eyenaemia
Imagine The World China PersePhone
Access Earth Ireland Access Earth
High Rise Nigeria CATARA
Amplifiers Pakistan Project AMP
Power of Vision Poland Face Controller
The Dians Portugal Nuada
I Copy You Qatar Mimicking Robot for Autistic Children
SMT Romania sMilestone
BarFoo Serbia Sonochrome
SMART crew Taiwan Versatility of Usens: From Lab to Life
AfriGal Tech Uganda mDex
Grant Fellow United States Grant Fellow

Windows & Windows Phone Challenge


In addition, we're very glad to announce the winner of the Windows & Windows Phone Challenge! Congratulations to Team Pomato Apps of Venezuela for their project Patrullaje . They'll receive $5,000 and a trip to Seattle to attend the Imagine Cup World Finals!

Skype Award


We also have three World Semifinalist teams who have won $5,000 in the Skype Award. Congratulations to teams Eyenaemia from Australia, Code Buzzers from Nepal, and Super Sea Dragons from South Africa! You can watch their award-winning Skype videos now on our new Awards & Challenges page.

Visual Studio Online Boost


And finally, nine World Semifinalist teams won $1,000 each in our Visual Studio Online Boost! Check out the complete list:

Games

Innovation

World Citizenship

Stay Tuned!


Believe it or not, we're just getting started with the excitement of this 2014 season. Our World Finalists are now diving into their projects and getting them ready for our judges at the end of July in Seattle -- where tremendous prizes will be on the line and one team will win a private meeting with Bill Gates !

It's a real pleasure to see so many brilliant students come so far. I want to offer my very heartfelt congratulations to all the teams who competed in our National and Online Finals, to the 170+ teams who made it to the World Semifinals, and now to the 35 teams who will come all the way to Seattle. It's an honor to see your dreams made real. Keep up the great work!

John Scott Tynes
Imagine Cup Program Lead
Microsoft Student Developers