Every year, the Imagine Cup brings together the brightest student developers from across the globe to contend for the chance to win cash and prizes. Now in its 16th year, student teams were challenged to bring forward ideas using Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality, and Big Data, among others.
We had many incredible competition entries this year from the online finals, and we are thrilled to introduce this year’s Online Imagine Cup Finals winners! The first place team, NextFEM, will participate in the Imagine Cup World Finals at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington on July 23rd-25th.
Follow the World Finalist teams as they compete for up to $100,000 in prizes, and the first-place champions will receive a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Three special $15,000 prizes will also be awarded to the teams with the best solutions in AI, Big Data, and Mixed Reality. Join us in congratulating our Online Finals winners for all their hard work!
Meet the 2018 winners!
1ST PLACE – NextFEM
Project Title: NextFEM Designer
Project Description: NextFEM Designer is a brand new program for Finite Element Analysis and design of structures, such as buildings and bridges. It supports linear and non-linear static and dynamic analyses with various finite elements, such as beams, shells and solids.
School: Università di Trieste, Italy
2ND PLACE – GridCloud Team
Project Title: The GridNet Cloud
Project Description: A retributed grid computing system that can offer a cheaper alternative to the cloud for offline calculus.
School: Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
3RD PLACE – Corneagnosis
Project Title: Non-invasive Dyslipidemia Screening
Project Description: Corneagnosis is a mobile app aimed at detecting corneal arcus, a lipid deposit in cornea. The team established a statistical link between people having corneal arcus within ages 13-50 and the abnormal lipid metabolism, so that their app can analyze an image to detect estimated lipid levels.
School: Jubilee School, Jordan
Congratulations once again to the Online Finals winners! Check back in mid-June to see all of the teams from across the globe who will advance to World Finals in Seattle. Be sure to save the date for July 25th at 9:00am PDT to see who the next Imagine Cup World Champion will be!