Imagine Cup

Dream it. Build it. Live it.

Bring your tech idea to life with the 2020 Imagine Cup and make a difference through creativity, collaboration, and competition.

Meet the EMEA Regional Final winners

Why you should enter

For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition, the Imagine Cup, to bring their unique tech solutions to life. But the Imagine Cup is more than just a competition—you can work with friends (and make new ones!), network with professionals, gain new skills, make a difference in the world around you, and have a chance to win travel, mentorship, and cash.


Student Competitors



A student gives a presentation
Shape our world
Two students look at work together
Nurture your curiosity
3 students on an Imagine Cup team take a group photo
Realize your passion

You could win

Mentorship from Microsoft experts
Networking with industry pros
The chance to showcase your idea
Travel to Amsterdam, Singapore, or Mexico city, courtesy of Microsoft
Cash to continue taking your project to the next level

Event Schedule

  1. 01
    Registration + Submission
    Now – January 2020
  2. 02
    Online Semi-finals
    December 2019 – February 2020
  3. 03
    Regional Finals
    February 2020 – March 2020
  4. 04
    World Championship
    Date TBA

Event Schedule

A student pitches his project

Get Inspired

Learn about past competitors’ journeys through the competition and find resources to get started.