2020 Imagine Cup EMEA Competition, Bring your idea to a global stage

2020 Imagine Cup EMEA Competition, Bring your idea to a global stage

Register to showcase your innovation at the 2020 Imagine Cup EMEA Online Regional Semifinals.

2020 Imagine Cup EMEA

Do you have an idea that solves a problem? Can your idea use Microsoft’s Azure technology in solving the problem? Register to participate in Microsoft’s 2020 Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Imagine Cup online regional semifinals. For a chance to qualify to the EMEA Regional finals in Amsterdam. Where you can win USD 8,000 cash, Azure credits and travel to the world finals in Seattle.

Students at any qualified academic institution aged 16 and above can participate in the cup competition. Teams can be of one to three members.

Imagine Cup is about innovations changing the way we live. It is about solutions and applications that save lives.

The competition provides a platform for student teams across the globe to showcase the technology ideas they create. How those technologies can not only shape their futures, but directly improve the lives of users.

EMEA Online Regional Semifinals

The competition begins with a call to submit unique ideas to the online regional semi-final competition. Submit your EMEA online regional semi-final projects by December 15, 2019. Announcement of finalists will take place on 15th January 2020. They will advance to present their projects 10th March 2020 at the in-person Regional Finals in Amsterdam.

Local country competitions will he held in some countries. Winners from these countries will join the online winners at the 2020 Imagine Cup EMEA regional finals in Amsterdam. For a chance to qualify to the world finals. Last year team iCropal from Kabarak University, Kenya was one of such teams.

2020 Imagine Cup EMEA
Team iCropal Left, present at EMEA regional finals in Amsterdam

2020 World Finals

Winners and runner up teams from EMEA, Asia and Americas Regional Final will meet in Seattle to compete in the Imagine Cup World Championship. For a chance to win USD 100,000 cash. As well as USD 50,000 in Azure grants and a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Do you need help to get started? There are lots of resources to get you learning and going.